UCAS code N821
About the course
This 12-month programme is aimed at those students who hold an HND, FdA or DipHE in hospitality or event management (or similar) and who wish to obtain an honours degree. The course provides a unique opportunity to join an exciting degree at a university already renowned for its teaching quality, student achievement and graduate success. This course enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the global events industry as well as more specific management skills in order to become a successful events professional.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing (or equivalent qualification).
Please contact the course team for specific entry requirements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The degree is taught by staff with practical, research and professional experience in international events and management and students experience a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and group activities. You can expect to be in the classroom for approximately 12-15 hours a week but personal research is also required in order to further support your studies. Progress is assessed using a variety of individual and group tasks and students are encouraged to take a critical and analytical approach throughout.
Areas of study
Depending on their areas of interest and specific entry qualifications, students are able to study a range of modules that build upon and enhance their previous studies and enable them to become familiar with the key issues involved in the strategic management of this dynamic and demanding industry. They are also able to choose from a range of optional modules including event design, cultural festivals and events, fundraising and sponsorship and international management. To graduate with an honours degree students must also undertake a research-based dissertation.
Contemporary Issues in International Events
Options (subject to change)
Business Information Systems
Customer Relationship Marketing
Festivals and Events: a cultural perspective
Food Society and Culture
Fundraising and Sponsorship for Events
Licensed Retail Management
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||10,900 GBP|
Eastbourne is a thriving town which offers traditional seaside attractions, modern nightlife, good shopping and a wide range of sporting activities. It’s one of the sunniest places in the UK.
Our Eastbourne campus is located at the foot of the South Downs National Park, about ten minutes walk from the seafront and 20 minutes from the pier and Eastbourne town centre. Almost 3,000 students are based here.
Living in Eastbourne
Eastbourne’s buzzing university community and compact town gives it a laid back and friendly feel. The town combines the traditional seaside attractions with modern nightlife, a wide range of sporting activities and an exciting arts scene.
The student community in Eastbourne ensures it has a thriving social scene, with dedicated student nights at many of the town’s pubs and clubs. Eastbourne’s expanding nightlife includes trendy cocktail bars, laid-back country pubs and modern nightclubs.
The striking Towner contemporary art museum in Eastbourne features international exhibitions as well as a permanent art collection. Eastbourne's six theatres give you a chance to see West End musicals, touring shows, live music and comedy.
Eastbourne has long been the home of pre-Wimbledon tennis tournaments at Devonshire Park. Eastbourne also hosts an extreme sports festival and the Beachy Head Marathon that takes place across the South Downs National Park.
Michael joined the events management team in March 2008. Prior to joining the university he was responsible for managing the festival programme at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Michael has also previously worked as events manager for the Harrogate International Festival and the Wiltshire Festival.
After graduating from the UK Centre for Events Management, Michael continued his interest in this area by presenting a paper at the Third International Event Management Research Conference at the University of Technology in Sydney.
His research and teaching interests are in the planning, design, management and social and cultural impacts of outdoor music and cultural events.
Graduate opportunities exist in a diverse range of sectors including music and arts festivals, corporate marketing and promotions, international conventions and exhibitions, and global sporting events. Event management roles range from event producers, risk consultants, logistics managers to creative directors and procurement specialists.
The academic nature of the degree provides the opportunity for good students to seek an academic career into postgraduate study on our MA courses or in research for a PhD or MPhil.