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BSc (Honours) Events and Leisure Management (top up)

Study a course that develops your career potential in the exciting world of events management. It allows you to top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.

Sheffield Business School is offering 15 Dean's Scholarships of £6,000 each, for those wishing to study this course. For more information on the Dean's Scholarship please click here

Course length 1 Year
Location City Campus
UCAS N892 Course code

Course description

This course allows you to top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.

You can apply for this course if you have a • higher national diploma • foundation degree • or equivalent in a relevant subject.

The events and leisure industries are an important part of cultural and business activity in the UK and overseas. They include private, public and voluntary organisations.

This course meets the increasing demand for graduates with management skills in planning and organising events.

It prepares you for a career in events management but with a specialisation in sport and leisure events and the management of multi-purpose venues, such as football and sports stadiums.

You study events theory, policy and practice integrated with business management. We develop your understanding of what is involved in planning and managing events and other leisure activities.

An important part of your work involves projects and business simulation. Through these, you experience the part venues play in the leisure industry and in events such as • sporting events • concerts • festivals • business conferences • weddings.

We focus the course on the events and leisure industry, but the broader analytical and personal skills you develop are applicable to many careers.

Your learning involves taking part in seminars, workshops and projects in our modern facilities at City Campus.

Association of Event Management Educators
As a founder member of the Association of Event Management Educators, we were involved in establishing academic benchmarks in events education.

This type of activity keeps our academics up to date with industry needs and trends, which in turn feeds into and benefits student teaching and setting standards for events education throughout the UK.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

Normally one from
• a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

International and European entry qualifications

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Course structure

One year full-time

Typical modules may include


• strategic management • international events and leisure policy and planning • English for business and academic purposes or events and leisure business simulation • learning through mega and major events • research project • academic and professional development

  • coursework
  • examinations


There is a growing demand for graduates to manage leisure facilities such as • stadia • arenas • clubs • arts venues. They are also in demand to organise events such as • sporting events • festivals • business conferences • weddings.

Organisations that use event managers include • local authorities • leisure centres • music venues • hotels and conference centres • charities.

You can also continue your studies at postgraduate level.


Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.

International student

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,250 for the course

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,750 for the course

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs information

How to apply

You apply for this course through UCAS.

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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