- Year 0
In this year, you’ll experience a supportive environment to assist you in the transition to successful study in higher education. You will learn for example about academic writing, critical thinking skills and begin to develop your research skills, as well as develop your knowledge and understanding through an introduction to key aspects of business, accounting and tourism, hospitality and events management. You’ll also have the opportunity to do independent research into an area of your studies that interests you, with a supervisor to guide and support you through the process.
HTM001 Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events
This module will provide students with an overview of the tourism, hospitality and event industry by introducing their key components. It will explore current issues and facilitate the application of theory to business operation and consumer experience whilst supporting the development of key transferable skills.
STO001 Introduction to Academic Writing
The module will provide participants with an introduction to the themes of Being Enterprising, Education for Sustainable Development (EfSD) the international context, and governance/ citizenship and within this thematic context will develop a range of academic and professional skills including: researching (multimedia); critical thinking, academic writing; feedback and reflection. The module will provide a thorough underpinning to working and learning in a higher education context and will provide opportunities for reflecting on formative and summative feedback.
STO002 Introduction to Business and Accounting
The module will introduce the components, functions & context of a business including contemporary organisational constructs. Participants will explore the impact of different models on purpose, values, stakeholders & reporting. Globalisation, sustainability, ethics and entrepreneurship are core themes. Accounting principles including cash-flow, income statements & balance sheets will be introduced & the relationship between management theories accounting explored.
STO003 Research Skills
The module will enable students to experience research skills at an introductory level and to develop a range of academic and professional skills within the area of research. Students will work as part of small teams within research topics that will develop their understanding the importance of effective collaboration to deliver sound outputs. The module also aims to bring students mathematics ability to the required level for undergraduate level.
STO004 Supervised Research Project
The student integrates subject specific knowledge and skills to develop a specialist area of knowledge in depth and - with supervision from a subject specialist - conducts their own research investigation and reports their findings.
- Year 1
We’ll introduce you to how events fit into the
exciting world of arts, entertainment and the media. 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. Plus you’ll have the chance to study hospitality for
events, or a language, including French, German, Mandarin or Spanish.
- Year 2
This year you’ll develop your knowledge and
skills by studying a range of core modules, getting hands-on experience
managing and promoting specific events. You will enhance your health and
safety knowledge through the crowd behaviour and risk management
Understand how to get people to attend your event and enhance its reputation. You’ll investigate research methods, giving you the skills
required to engage in both academic and business research – invaluable for
placements or careers that involve market research. You’ll also have the chance
to study optional modules, including festivals and event tourism or a language.
- 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.
Complete your placement and you’ll earn a Certificate of Industrial Experience.
- Final year
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, by engaging with event issues, such as crisis and
disaster management. You can also choose to study a range of other subjects
like leadership, event innovation, event consultancy and a language option.
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.