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Music festivals, business conferences, banquets, exhibitions, trade fairs, weddings – the events industry is diverse, dynamic and booming. The pioneering BA Event Management (Hons) from University of Derby will help you launch a career where you can really make an impact.


If you have energy, imagination and great organisational skills, event management is the perfect career choice. With the UK events industry now worth £42.3 billion, accounting for 35% of the visitor economy and supporting 570,000 jobs, your prospects will be bright.

Skills to get you noticed

The BA Event Management (Hons) from University of Derby equips you to devise and deliver professional events that will delight and impress your clients. 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.

It all adds up to a highly regarded course matching the needs of employers and putting you in prime position for a career in this fast-paced industry.

Careers and employability

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
    • Duration description

      Full-time: three years or four with placement year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

To complete the BA (Hons) Events Management, you'll study modules such as: 

Stage one
  • 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
Stage two
  • Research Skills
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • Event Legislation
  • Event Production and Financial Operations
  • Event Production 2

Placement year

If you are taking the four-year degree, you will complete your compulsory placement between stages two and three. You can choose to study an additional qualification – the Diploma in Professional Practice – to add an extra dimension to your CV.

Stage three
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Crisis Communication and Reputation Management
  • Event Tourism
  • Advanced Event Technologies
  • Independent Study (double module)
  • Event Management ‘Badge of Excellence’

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • UCAS points - 96-112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

    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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