Plymouth Business School

BSc (Hons) Events Management

UCAS tariff 104 - 120
UCAS course code NN2V
Institution code P60
Duration 3 years (+ optional placement)
Course type Full-time
Location Plymouth

Create truly unforgettable events. Our hands-on degree developed with industry gives you the insight, know-how and skills to become a critical, creative events professional. Collaborate with a range of UK event companies – so you’re ready to impact the way events are produced and managed in the future.

Events Management

Careers with this subject

Our socially aware graduates have the skills and knowledge required to hit the ground running in a diverse range of careers including hotel management, cruise guest relations and destination marketing.

Where could an events management degree take you?


Real experience every step of the way

As well as expert-led teaching, all undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing, problem-based learning, or embedded direct employer activity.

We have ensured every module contains a real world problem-based exercise. We have reached out to employers directly to involve real business in our assessments. You will experience real world employee engagement every month.

We know this is key to student academic and graduate success.


Careers service

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated careers service supporting you from the moment you start your degree, to three years after graduation.

Careers advice is embedded into your academic programme through workshops, events, placements, networks - working with the academic staff teaching on your course. We also offer materials, networks and resources online through our 24/7 portal, and a wide-range of activities, opportunities and support centrally in the Careers Service space within the Student Hub.

We are here to help you to explore, connect and succeed.

Discover our careers service

Key features

  • Plan and deliver real, live events including conferences, high-end banqueting, exhibitions and trade fairs. Learn collaboration skills by working with your course mates on the delivery of all staged events.
  • Create a portfolio of professional materials and presentations. Assessments are linked to real clients throughout the course, and you’ll have the chance to develop professional materials and presentations to explain your ideas. In previous years, clients have used winning ideas in their business operations.
  • Teaching staff are all actively engaged in researching industry leadership, employer needs, planning, communication, event innovation, evaluation and other management issues.
  • Expand your horizons with our international and national fieldwork trips. Build confidence, understand different cultures and get to grips with industry standards. In the past our students have visited event venues in Prague, attended a bespoke training session at Disneyland Paris and explored Amsterdam at night through a series of free events across the city.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • In your first year, we'll introduce you to all aspects of this exciting industry including arts, media, hospitality, entertainment, conferences and banqueting. You’ll discover the principles of design and learn what it takes to manage conferences and events. To round off the year, you’ll explore entrepreneurialism and potential careers in the events sector.

  • Year 2
  • Get hands-on experience managing and promoting specific events. Enhance your health and safety knowledge. Understand how to get people to attend your event and enhance its reputation.

  • Optional placement year
  • This year you’ll get the opportunity to undertake a paid industry placement. You’ll spend 48 weeks working with an organisation in the UK or abroad, across a wide range of sectors. You’ll apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained over the past two years in the real world. You’ll immerse yourself in a professional environment enabling you to make a range of contacts – all invaluable when it comes to securing a job.

    Our students have completed placements with Hilton Worldwide, Celebrity Cruises, Best Parties Ever, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Accomplished Events, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Newquay Hotels Group, Global Infusion Group and many more.

  • Final year
  • In your final year you’ll undertake the honours project, which allows you to pursue a specific interest that you’re passionate about, through a significant research-based exercise. You’ll gain a strategic understanding of the industry and its future perspectives.

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff

104 - 120

A level: 104-120 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. This course considers general studies.

BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.

IB: 26 - 30 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.
English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4   Standard Level = 5

All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade 4/C or above.

Short of the entry requirements for this course? Don’t worry you may be eligible for a foundation year to prepare you for possible entry onto this course for the following year.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

New Student 2020 2021
Home To be confirmed £9,250
International To be confirmed £14,200
Part time (Home) To be confirmed £770
Full time fees shown are per annum. Part time fees shown are per 10 credits. Please note that fees are reviewed on an annual basis. Fees and the conditions that apply to them shown in the prospectus are correct at the time of going to print. Fees shown on the web are the most up to date but are still subject to change in exceptional circumstances. For more information about fees and funding please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/money.

Undergraduate scholarships for international students

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies.

Find out whether you are eligible and how you can apply

Additional costs

This course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business and more details of any additional costs associated with the faculty's courses are listed on the following page: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business additional costs.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Meet our experts

  • Lecturer in Events Management (Education)
    Programme Leader with extensive experience in events management
  • Associate Professor (Reader) in Persuasion and Communication
    Over 15 years of experience in public relations, former Head of Communications
  • Lecturer in Events Management (Education)
    10 years experience as a socioeconomic consultant and project manager
  • Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management (Education)
    Extensive industry experience with specialist knowledge in health and safety
  • Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management (Education)
    Specialist teacher of research methods

Plymouth Business School

  • ? Committed to social, economic and environmental responsibility
  • ? Supporting the internationally recognised focus on sustainability and social purpose of the University
  • ? Leading business ready graduates onto a successful career and happy life
  • ? Supporting graduates to make informed choices based on current economic and market trends
  • ? Building students resilience and confidence
  • ? Promoting practical skills development