BA (Hons) Event Management

Event Management at Winchester combines theoretical understanding with the development of the practical skills needed to operate in the sector, both nationally and internationally.

BA (Hons) Event Management at University of Winchester

UCAS code: N820

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer: 

2017 Entry: 96-112 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 4 years full-time (Sandwich year); 6 years part-time 

International Baccalaureate: 

25 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years)

Total Cost: £28,450**  (with Sandwich year - 4 years) 

International Students

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years)

Total Cost: £35,500**  (with Sandwich year - 4 years) 

For further details click here

Additional Costs:


  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due to limited availability students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies. Cost: £50 - £300 per year
  • Printing and Binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost: £10
  • Trip: Students may have the option to attend one trip per year of study. Cost: £30 - £40 
  • Overseas Trip: Students may have the opportunity to take an optional module in Normandy during their second year. This is a 5-day programme. Cost: £613 - £813

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):  

USA; Europe (France) via Erasmus

Work placement and field trips:

The course involves visits to venues, live events and trade exhibitions and the opportunity to take part in various placement schemes.


Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World


Students project-manage live events to gain real-world experience.


Local employers make regular contributions to the programme and many offer work placements.


The programme has strong links with leading industry associations, including EVCOM, AEME, ABPCO, which  provide students with access to competitions, research and events.

Student satisfaction

100% of students are satisfied with the quality of the course (

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

 For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

**If you are starting your degree in September 2017, the first year will cost you £9,250. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 (Home and EU), £34,800 (International). However, please be aware that this may change. Our fees will be reviewed annually before the academic year begins and in-line with Parliament's approval of inflationary increases or decreases to fees for institutions with high quality teaching. 

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

In Year 1, students pursue a number of core modules which include business and event-specific modules. In Years 2 and 3, students further develop theoretical and practical skills and explore some of the specialist areas of event management. In Year 3, students work on a live event project which involves planning and delivering an event for a client. Students also undertake an extended independent study module and may choose from a consultancy project, a part-time work placement or a dissertation.

Students explore the theories and concepts of events; the vocational nature of the subject and the nature and characteristics of events workplaces; the environmental context of event management; the techniques needed to operate effectively in the events industry; the skills needed to research and present findings in the events domain; and the generic knowledge and skills needed to function in any business environment.

The Event Management course is vocationally orientated, reflecting the University's close relationships with organisations in both the private and public sectors. The University has links with many venues and event management companies, which provides students with year-round opportunities to get involved in local and national events. Local employers make regular contributions to the programme and many offer work placements. Within this context, students acquire vital business skills and experience, and become involved with the local community.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Introduction to Academic and Professional Studies
  • Responsible Event Management
  • Events in Context
  • People and Organisations
  • Continuing Academic and Professional Studies
  • Introduction to Event Operations
  • Marketing Principles
  • Managing Finance

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Applied Management Research
  • MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions)
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Venue Management
  • Sports and Mega Events

Optional modules: 

  • Creativity, Design and Innovation
  • People Resourcing
  • Sustainability in Business
  • Developing Academic Practice
  • Effectual Entrepreneurship
  • ContemporaryBusiness Communication
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Globalisation and Diversity
  • Operations Management
  • Volunteering
  • Study Abroad (Event Management)

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Application of Event Management
  • Dissertation, Researching ContemporaryManagement Issues, Work Placement (part-time) or Consultancy Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Event Management
  • Festivals and Cultural Events
  • Strategic Brand Management

Optional modules

  • Entrepreneurship in Action
  • Developing Academic Practice
  • Project Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Digital Marketing
  • People Engagement and Development
  • Social Enterprise
  • Managing Change

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Programme Leader

Teaching team

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates find jobs in event management companies, venues, leisure departments, festival consortia, tourist organisations, publishing, sport and entertainment.

Explore the graduate profiles for this course: Joanna - Venue Operations Coordinator, LOCOG

For more information about graduate employment for the Management department

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.


The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

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