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Events Management With Foundation Year (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
London, United Kingdom
The Events Management With Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Solent University London Branch aims to help students position themselves as leaders in this growth sector, and helps ensure that they have enough knowledge to secure graduate roles once the course is complete.
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During this Events Management With Foundation Year (Hons) programme you will get hands-on experience of events management with this practical and exciting events management degree. 

Take the theory learnt in the classroom and immediately apply it to real-life events which you will develop, organise and deliver yourself - helping to ensure that you leave Solent University London Branch with a CV you can be proud of.

The events industry contributes £58.4 billion to the UK's GDP and is the UK's 16th biggest employer. 

Key Facts

  • Study in central locations in cities with a strong events industry
  • Foundation Year develops your academic skills and subject specific knowledge ready for undergraduate study
  • Solent University is a founding member of the Association of Events Management Educators
  • Gain practical events experience and develop your transferable skills in this growth sector 
  • Available to study full-time over evenings and weekends 

What Will I Study

The BA (Hons) Events Management aims to develop your understanding of the changing nature of the events management business and specifically engages you with the ‘Events Management Body Of Knowledge’ (EMBOK) framework. This ensures what you are learning throughout the programme is industry relevant and beneficial for your future career prospects. 

The business Foundation Year is ideal for students who are just beginning their journey into the world of Events Management. The programme is tailored to support the development of those students lacking the formal qualifications necessary for direct entry onto a degree programme or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree.


The events management course opens up a wide range of career paths, from in-house corporate events and PR through agency and consultancy positions. You’ll have the potential to work on a huge range of events, adapting to the very different challenges of charitable fundraising, corporate meetings, conferences, exhibitions, festivals and public events.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Events management
  • Sales and marketing management
  • Sport events promotion
  • Charitable fundraising
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Running your own events company

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Business Organisations
  • Essential of Employability
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
  • Business Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Contemporary Issues Project
  • Introduction to Events Management 
  • Leisure Marketing (Tourism and Events)
  • Tourism and Events Business Practice
  • Event and Activity Safety Operations 
  • Professional Practice for Tourism and Events 
  • Applied Events Management
  • Managing Service Operations
  • Work-Based Professional Studies
  • Tourism and Events Research Skills Customer Services for Air Travel
  • Tourism and Events Research Skills
  • Customer Services for Air Travel Tourism and Events
  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management
  • Business Start-up 
  • International Marketing for Tourism and Travel
  • Strategy for Management and Marketing
  • Dissertation for Leisure Services (Tourism and Events) Optional - or Leisure Services Consultancy Project

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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General Requirements

  • 48 UCAS points
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent.
  • GCSE Mathematics at grade 3 or above (previously grade D). Alternatively, applicants can sit QA Higher Education Maths test.
  • We will consider mature students who haven't recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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