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Leisure and Events Management BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Ulster University is 1st in the UK for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism (Complete University Guide, 2021).

The degree is designed to meet the needs of those who want to work in leisure and events management, which is now one of the world’s largest industries. You will develop a detailed knowledge of leisure and events and the associated leadership skills necessary for these dynamic and experience driven industries.

We have an award winning team of academic staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience in research and industry across a range of areas in leisure and events.


The BSc (Hons) Leisure and Events Management is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. The degree is for those who thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to provide customers with memorable experiences and develop the skill set to lead a team in these challenging but rewarding industries.

The four-year degree (placement in year 3 is optional) offers key business management subjects alongside specialist event management, media and leisure modules. You will enhance your knowledge in the key business management areas of strategy, marketing, finance, human resource management, operations management and entrepreneurship.

This programme is characterised by a blend of theoretical and applied components with emphasis placed on the development of skills, knowledge and theoretical concepts to meet the needs of the leisure and events industries. You will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice by organising live events and through our partners, volunteer at prestigious events such as the Belfast City Marathon and the Special Olympics.

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Event Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Leisure Manager
  • Tourism Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Sport Facilities Manager
  • Entertainment Manager

Career options

Continuing growth within the leisure and events sectors nationally and internationally provide wide-ranging opportunities for employment and include event and conference management, PR and marketing, tourism management, entertainment and venue management, leisure management and sports facilities management.

Opportunities also exist to progress onto postgraduate study including MSc International Tourism Management, MSc International Hospitality Management and MSc International Event Management.

Work placement / study abroad

During year three of the course, you have the option to complete a 48 week work placement or study aboard. The placement team has links with a range of national and international companies including Walt Disney World, Florida, Belfast Marathon, World Police & Fire Games and Simon Community.

The satisfactory completion of placement leads to the award of Diploma in Professional Practice/ Diploma in Professional Practice (International) upon graduation. Alternatively, you can opt to complete a period of study abroad. During this period, you spend two semesters in an educational institution, which will provide exposure to alternative business cultures and protocols and enhance your personal and professional development.

Successful completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) upon graduation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,360per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBB

Applicants may be able to satisfy the requirement for one A-Level B or C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by UCAS.


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University information

Ulster University

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    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

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