Events Management BA (Hons)

Degree in Events Management

1. Overview

The organisation of events has experienced rapid growth in recent decades, resulting in an industry emerging in its own right.

This industry is creating new business opportunities, careers and a need for quality and professionalism. Countries all over the world are also recognising the importance of events, resulting in international opportunities for graduates in this field. Consider the importance of the following events in terms of economic value and job creation – the Commonwealth Games, T in the Park, London 2012 Olympics, Offshore Europe, the Ryder Cup and the London Marathon.

Many learning opportunities will be made available to you throughout your degree, including the opportunity to attend guest lectures and events, organise live events, participate in course related study trips and compete for industry-sponsored prizes, which are awarded annually to the top student of each stage. Where equivalent courses are available, you will also have the exciting opportunity to study abroad for one semester with one of our partner European/international institutions.

The perfect blend of core management and specialist event management modules, and the use of diverse assessment methods, will allow you to develop the skills required and valued by employers in this sector. Your skills set will be further enhanced by the opportunity to gain real world experience throughout the degree.

2. What you will study

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BBBB to include English at Grade B

GCE A Level: BCC to include English 

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: B2B2B2B2 to include English at Grade B2

IB Diploma: 28 to include Higher Level English at Grade 5

Alternative Qualifications: Equivalent overseas qualifications and some access programmes will be considered. Applications welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degre Link Programme: A relevant HND from one of our partner FE colleges may be considered for year 3 entry.

 

English language requirements for students whose first language is not English.

4. Placements and accreditations

Placement

Your exposure to the events industry and the opportunity to gain real world experience during the degree is a priority for the course management team. From year 1 onwards, you will build an Industry Experience Portfolio (IEP), where you will complete 400 hours (four-year programme) or 200 hours (advanced entry students) of work experience. This approach will allow you to build a portfolio of experience, apply your learning continuously to the practical environment and build your professional network. The aim is for you to gain experience across the corporate, cultural and leisure/sporting events sectors.

Study Abroad

In years 2 and 3, there may be opportunities to study with partner institutions in Europe as part of the Erasmus Programme, and indeed internationally. This is dependent on similar Event Management programmes being offered by partner institutions. Please see page 16 for more information.

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

 Scholarships

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,250 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All full-time undergraduate course applications to Robert Gordon University must be made through UCAS at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

It is important that you keep track of your application process using the UCAS website, as it will update you on whether you have been offered a place from the University. It is also where you should respond to offers and receive confirmation of your place within your chosen course, rather than contacting the institution in the first instance.

8. Prospects

Graduate employment prospects are wide-ranging and diverse. Graduates can specialise by event sector, for example, business events (conference/meetings, exhibitions, incentive travel, corporate hospitality); music festivals and cultural events; concerts, theatres and performance arts; sporting and spectator events; charity and fundraising events; party and wedding planning; and community events.

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“I love my course the aspects surrounding it and the modules we cover relate to our subject brilliantly.”

Julia Nicol Events Management BA (Hons)

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BA (Hons)
UCAS Code
N820
Start date
September 2014
Course length
4 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
Teaching locations
Garthdee
More information:
Undergraduate Admissions (01224) 262728
Association for Events Management Education (AEME)

“The Events Management degree is excellent preparation for students with the ambition, drive and determination to become part of a dynamic and growing industry.”

Shona Byrne Head of Sales and Marketing, Aberdeen Performing Arts


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