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Events Management (Joint Honours) BA/BSc

Key Facts

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    Full Time: 3 years
    Part Time: 4 - 6 years

  • Starting:


  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000

  • Location:


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International Students enquiries
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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.

Professional body: Events Management Education (AEME)

Updated 24/09/2021



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Course Content

  • This course has been designed to contribute towards achieving the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: SDG15 of Life on Land.

    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.

    Industry Partners

    We collaborate with our industry partners in many ways, working with a core of industry partners who contribute to our course content and actively seek to create opportunities for our students and graduates to develop their skills and engage with work. Our industry partners are also a key part of our research and consultancy modules and we are delighted to have their input and support for the programme and our students. You can see who our industry partners are and how we work with them in the ‘Industry Partners’ section below.

    List of modules

    Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:

    Events Management Joint Honours modules

  • Our Events Management Joint Honours has some great combinations so you can tailor your degree to your ambitions. Here are the following course combinations available to you:

    View what other subjects and combinations we offer on our Joint Honours page.

  • 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.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £13,000
    • Optional Work Placement Year: £1,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

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

    • UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
    • UK/EU Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £12,900
    • Optional Work Placement Year: £1000
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • 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.

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  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How will I learn?

    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.

    How will I be assessed?

    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.

    Will I go on any study trips?*

    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.

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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.

Is this course for you?