• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The pioneering Event Management (Hons) BA offered by the University of Derby will help you launch a career where you can really make an impact.

Develop your creativity to devise and deliver professional events that will delight and impress. You will build specialist skills in management, strategy, human resources, marketing and finance, to ensure every aspect of your events runs like clockwork. To keep pace with an industry which is evolving in new directions, we constantly refresh our teaching so that you are up to date with everything from advanced event technologies to the impact of economic changes. 

What makes this programme unique is the opportunity to learn in a working venue, few university classrooms are as dramatic as the Devonshire Dome. This magnificent grade II* listed building, which forms the heart of the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, hosts an action-packed programme of premier events, from banquets to wedding, conferences to exhibitions.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on exciting placement and internships, so you can gain high quality practical experience, whilst receiving professional mentoring to expand your networks. We also encourage you to take full advantage of our Go Places, Go Further scheme where you can spend part of your course studying abroad and view events management from a fresh perspective.


When you graduate from the BA (Hons) Event Management, you will have a compelling mix of skills to impress potential employers – hands-on experience, high professional standards, creativity, vision and strong theoretical knowledge.

With the event management industry expanding and diversifying at a remarkable rate, you can look forward to a wealth of career opportunities in commercial, not-for-profit and public sector organisations anywhere in the world. International employers have input into our courses and are keen to recruit our ‘work-ready’ graduates.

You could secure senior roles managing:

  • Exhibitions and trade shows
  • Festivals and cultural events
  • Music events
  • Sports events
  • Outdoor events
  • Conferences and meetings
  • Corporate hospitality
  • Incentive travel
  • Sponsorship, fundraising and PR campaigns

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Higher Education and Professional Development for Event Managers
  • Marketing and Communication
  • The Fundamentals of Event Studies
  • Event Design
  • Event Planning
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Research Skills
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • Event Legislation
  • Event Production and Financial Operations
  • Event Production
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Applied Professional Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Typical entry requirements:
  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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