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Events Management, B.A.

Events Management, B.A.

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Gain experience with major events organisations, specialising in business, sports, celebratory or music events and make the most of the unrivalled location in the festival county of Gloucestershire. The Events Management program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


You’ll also get opportunities to gain international events experience with the possibility of going on an overseas field trip and work placement in the USA.

In your first year, you will establish core events management skills, after which you can tailor the course to match your interests and career goals. You can choose to specialise in one of our four specialisms - business, sports, celebratory or musical and cultural events - or shape your degree to focus on management areas such as events marketing or new product development. From your first year, you'll have the opportunity to run your own events. From product launches to arts festivals, wedding planning to creative event design, you'll develop your understanding of this multi-disciplinary sector.

You’ll use industry-standard software to design and deliver events for external clients, learning to manage events on all scales. You’ll undertake work experience each year with the option to spend a year in industry on the four-year sandwich course. Students have recently worked for Concert Live, Collection 26, the Natural History Museum, Silverstone, BMW, Sea Pines Resort (USA) and Gloucestershire-based Wychwood Music Festival.

You’ll be supported to develop an industry-facing portfolio of projects and experiences and you will graduate as a creative and entrepreneurial events professional.

The Events Management program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


The university is a founding Member of the Association for Events Management Education. Students are able to access accredited Chartered Institute of Environmental Health training to complement their degree. With over 20 years’ event management experience, the university has a wealth of industry connections. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Principles of Resource Management
  • Skills in the Workplace
  • Principles of Events Management
  • Industrial Experience 1
  • Marketing and the Experiential Consumer
  • Introduction to Sports and Music Events
  • Introduction to Business and Celebratory Events
  • Live Events Management
  • Applied Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Risk Management and Legal Issues
  • Industrial Experience 2
  • Marketing Experiences
  • Creative Event Design
  • Live Event Production
  • Professional Placement
                              Option modules
                              • Residential Fieldwork
                              • International Cultural Contexts
                              • Planning Celebratory and Special Events
                              • Planning Music and Cultural Events
                              • Planning Business Events
                              • Planning Sports Events

                                      English Language Requirements

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                                      • Minimum required score:


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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      • 112 tariff points
                                      • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                      • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.

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                                      Tuition Fee

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                                        13500 GBP/year
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                                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                        9250 GBP/year
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                                      Living costs for Cheltenham

                                      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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