- Gain the practical skills to become a confident, responsible and innovative global event manager
- Project-manage high-profile and large-scale live events to garner real-world experience
- Strong links with industry associations and professional organisations that provide access to competitions, research, employment and events
- Opportunities for an industry placement year, final year placement project and studying abroad
From music festivals and business conferences to exhibitions and fundraisers – the events industry is varied, vibrant and consistently expanding. On this course, you will learn how to combine creativity with careful planning to deliver memorable and well-managed events for the University and our many industry partners.
In Year 1, you are introduced to the principles of event design, digital innovation and global challenges facing the event, tourism and hospitality industries as well as essential business topics including marketing, finance and career development. During Years 2 and 3, the major global event specialisms are analysed such as business events, music festivals, mega events and sports events. You will design and produce live events throughout the programme, working with real life client briefs.
You will also gain an appreciation of the moral and ethical responsibilities of event managers, including an awareness of the need to generate sustainable value for their businesses and society at large, and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
Via integrated industry links, you will work alongside current professionals as part of your studies and will plan events and develop research for real clients.
Pursue your own learning goals and career aspirations by choosing from a range of interesting optional modules. You also have the option to undertake a year-long industry placement as well as opportunities to study abroad as part of an exchange program, enhancing employability and professional confidence.
The buoyant and growing events management sector is currently estimated to be worth £42 billion in the UK and £2 trillion globally. Graduates find jobs in event management companies, venues, leisure departments, festival and tourist organisations, publishing, PR, sport and entertainment.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Suitable for applicants from:
UK, EU, World
The course involves visits to venues, live events and trade exhibitions and the opportunity to take part in various placement schemes.
Our BA (Hons) Event Management course provides an opportunity for you to study abroad in the United States of America (USA) and Europe via Erasmus.
For more information see our Study Abroad section.
Learning and teaching
Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.
You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.
In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team and the wide range of services available to you within the University.
Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.
While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.
Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
- Independent learning: 912 hours
Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours
- Independent learning: 960 hours
- Placement: 24 hours
Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 144 hours
- Independent learning: 840 hours
- Placement:216 hours
*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.
King Alfred or West Downs, University of Winchester
All class based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Wednesday afternoons are kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.
Our validated courses 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.
We ensure 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 on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:
Year 1 (Level 4)*:
- 75% coursework
- 13% written exams
- 12% practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
- 75% coursework
- 0% written exams
- 25% practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
- 87% coursework
- 13% written exams
- 0% practical exams
*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
2024 Entry: 96-112 UCAS tariff points
Our offers are typically made using UCAS tariff points to allow you to include a range of level 3 qualifications and as a guide, the requirements for this course are equivalent to:
- A-Levels: CCC-BBC from 3 A Levels or equivalent grade combinations (e.g. CCC is comparable to BCD in terms of tariff points)
- BTEC/CTEC: MMM-DMM from BTEC or Cambridge Technical (CTEC) qualifications
- International Baccalaureate: To include a minimum of 2 Higher Level certificates at grade H4
- T Level: Pass (C or above on the core) in a T Level
In addition to the above, we accept tariff points achieved for many other qualifications, such as the Access to Higher Education Diploma, Scottish Highers, UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma and WJEC Applied Certificate/Diploma, to name a few. We also accept tariff points from smaller level 3 qualifications, up to a maximum of 32, from qualifications like the Extended Project (EP/EPQ), music or dance qualifications. To find out more about UCAS tariff points, including what your qualifications are worth, please visit UCAS.
If English is not your first language, a formal English language test will most likely be required and you will need to achieve the following:
- IELTS Academic at 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all four components (for year 1 entry)
- We also accept other English language qualifications, such as IELTS Indicator, Pearson PTE Academic, Cambridge C1 Advanced and TOEFL iBT.
If you will be over the age of 21 years of age at the beginning of your undergraduate study, you will be considered as a mature student. This means our offer may be different and any work or life experiences you have will be considered together with any qualifications you hold. UCAS have further information about studying as a mature student on their website which may be of interest.
Course Enquiries and Applications
Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1962 826247
Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days.
Year 1 (Level 4)
|Discovering Your Subject||30|
|International Events in Context||30|
|Introduction to Marketing||30|
Year 2 (Level 5)
|Researching Your Subject||30|
|The Global Stage||30|
|Event Management for a Sustainable Future||30|
Year 3 (Level 6)
|Festival and Cultural Events||30|
The concept of culture is at the heart of this module and as such, it will be analysed and critically evaluated with reference to key theories and international case studies. The socially constructed concept of culture will be explored in relation to the arts, heritage and tourism. As culture is clearly founded on the notion of people, the social, economic and political significance of cultural events will be closely examined. In many cases, these features can also be related to the environmental context and significance in which an event is situated.
|Contemporary Issues in Event Management||30|
This module will enable students to advance their exploration of both modern management practises within the industry and the findings and relevance of current research publications. Various themes will be explored each week and students will undertake independent research to explore trends and their impacts. This module will also enable students to investigate specific career paths within the industry and begin preparation for their next step into employment within the industry or onto further study.
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 www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.
Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.
2024 Course Tuition Fees
|UK / Channel Islands /
Isle of Man / Republic of Ireland
|Optional Sandwich Year*||£1,850||£3,340|
|Total with Sandwich Year||£29,600||£53,440|
If you are a UK student starting your degree in September 2024, 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 for UK students.
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. 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.
UK 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 £77.08 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 £6,935.
International 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 £122.50 and a 15 credit module is £2,087.
* Please note that not all courses offer an optional sandwich year. To find out whether this course offers a sandwich year, please contact the programme leader for further information.
**The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year.
As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.
There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:
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. Indicative cost: £50 - £300 per year
Trip: students may have the option to attend one trip per year of study. Indicative 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. Indicative cost: £613 - £813
Printing and Binding
The University is pleased to offer our students a printing allowance of £5 each academic year. This will print around 125 A4 (black and white) pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing.
SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.
Key course details
- UCAS code
- 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
- Typical offer
- 96-112 points
- On campus, Winchester