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Events Management with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Events Management degree offers students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become employable and effective Event Managers who can operate worldwide in this exciting industry.Delivered over 4 or 5 years dependent on whether a placement of industrial experience is undertaken, this programme is characterised by a balance of knowledge with analytical and vocational skills.The course is structured so that students can build their expertise year on year. It starts with a foundation year, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in Higher Education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting, and tourism, hospitality and events.In the second year, students further deepen their knowledge and understanding of the international event industry. The skills necessary for research, creative thinking and presenting findings professionally, both orally and in writing, are also further developed. From a practical event delivery perspective, students work with external clients with the support of the teaching team.In the third year, modules build upon the knowledge gained and students are encouraged to consider ideas and information from a more critical perspective, they are also expected to be able to apply knowledge to different scenarios. The practical skills taught, challenge students to plan, deliver and evaluate their performance as event managers. By the time students commence their final year they will be sufficiently prepared to work autonomously with external organisations, able to explore ideas critically, and conduct research competently with high levels of analytical and problem solving skills.Throughout the course, students are introduced to events in the public, private and voluntary sectors from a range of international perspectives. Skills, knowledge and practical insight will be provided through lectures, a wide range of different and challenging assignments, guest speakers and field trips.Practical experience is vital and numerous opportunities to work on live event projects will be provided. Another distinctive feature of this course is the development and embedding of a series of professional workshops at various stages of learning.In preparation for placement and future employment, the department hosts a Career Investment Programme, these modules prepare students for placement and graduate employment by developing their employability skills and providing them with opportunities to undertake extra-curricular activities to help encourage and enhance their continued personal and professional development. Students can alsoNotification of New Programme.docx/cstjohn/studentrecords/v19Sep 2018Finalundertake an optional industrial placement year, within the UK or overseas.Having gained a set of very desirable transferable skills, graduates from our events programme not only gain employment within the diverse events industry but have also progressed to project management, marketing, hospitality, tourism, destination management and roles in the heritage sector.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 123 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    122 56%

    63rd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    67th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    85th

    26

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