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Events Management (Joint Honours) BA/BSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years full time with optional placement year
    4 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    £9,250

  • Fees International:

    £12,900

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


Our Events Management Joint Honours course offers a practical approach to the successful management of a wide range of events. Experiences are at the heart of this degree course, so you will have the opportunity plan and deliver an event every year. There are numerous opportunities to engage in work placements, project work and to network with successful events businesses.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 27/07/2020

Highlights


Course Content


  • Throughout this course you will learn the principles and theoretical frameworks related to events management and how to apply this theory in practice. You will cover the following course themes: logistics and operations management, risk management, health and safety, strategy, finance, event communications, project management, sustainability, economic and social impacts of events.

    Our experienced teaching staff combine the academic aspects of the course with their own professional backgrounds in the events industry. You will gain a broad understanding of the core business knowledge needed in the sector which is supported by regular guest speakers from industry. The course offers a wide range of options to suit a variety of interests and aspirations.

    With the current situation the nature of events changes every day, but the Events Management programme team are observing industry responses to the pandemic and feeding that into our teaching and learning. So the events you will be organising during your years of study might be different from what previous students have done before, but it will follow all of the industry and relevant government guidelines to make sure the events our students run are safe, whilst still contributing to a range of great causes in our local community.

    Joint Honours Modules

    In the Joint Honours course you can select two subjects as joint for stage one. You have the option to continue your studies with equal emphasis on both of your chosen subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. Your degree title is derived from the two subjects. The full breakdown of modules can be found on the Events Management Joint Honours award map.

  • Our Events Management Single Honours and Joint Honours courses are a member of The Association for Events Management Education (AEME). The AEME was established in 2004, with the aim to advance events education within the UK and overseas.

  • You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas. Previous students have completed their placement year at Silverstone, the De Vere Hotel Group, Best Parties Ever, Goodyear Dunlop, The Holiday Inn and Northamptonshire County Council.

  • What are the methods of learning for this course?

    Your course will be based on a series of lectures and smaller seminars or workshops. Some of your studying will be completed online, enabling you to complete some of the work at a time that is convenient for you. You will have a supportive network around you including your programme leader and personal tutor.

    What is the schedule like for this course?

    This course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with an optional work placement year. We also offer a flexible part-time option.

    What are the assessments for this course?

    A variety of individual and group based assessments are used including reports, presentations, posters, e-portfolios, projects, client briefs, multiple-choice tests and examinations.

    If you are studying this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend that you spend 30 hours per week in self-directed study time.

    Are there any study trips* included with this course?

    As a student on this course you will have the opportunity to join our study trip to the London Olympic sites where you will have tours of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Wimbledon as well as the opportunity to go down the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide. We also run an annual international study trip. Past destinations have included Istanbul, Poland and Barcelona. The study trip is optional and the cost in previous years has not exceeded £400 for flights, accommodation and local visits. You will need to allow an additional £200 for your expenses.

    *Future study trips are dependent on Government and local travel guides related to Covid-19.

    Are there any special features on this course?

    • Many students choose to undertake work placements of around four or five months’ duration in the summer break or work on internships a couple of days each week. In between stage one and two you can complete a module which provides you with academic credit for this work experience.
    • We are building a student community and encouraging cross-year collaboration. Many first and second year students will volunteer to work at the final year student events. There is a Facebook page, for both current students and alumni, to encourage collaboration between all.
    • We invite industry professionals to provide you with their insight and experience as guest speakers, as well as involving them in your live client projects and allowing you to present your event ideas to them as external clients. This experience allows you to fully prepare for your career after graduation and allows you to make valuable business contacts.
  • Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

  • The award for this course will be a BA if taken as a major or joint. Students may be awarded a BSc if they study this subject as a minor subject and pair it with a BSc subject. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for more information on Joint Honours Degree designations.

    If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    International Special Events Management MSc

    International Tourism Development MA

    International Hotel Management MA

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Careers and Employability


A wide range of opportunities are available for graduates within this growing sector. Event Managers are employed across many sectors of the economy including film, music and entertainment, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, networking and social events, events agencies, PR, sports events, tourism, charities and the public sector. Some of our recent graduates have taken up roles at Silverstone, the De Vere Hotel Group, Communique Promotions and the Ricoh Arena.

Students graduating from this course can choose to progress onto a full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.

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