The international events sector has witnessed phenomenal growth and significant change in recent years. With global opportunities and a range of career choices, there has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in International Events Management.
Our direct entry programme offers both a theoretical and practical approach to event management; from planning, marketing and staffing through to risk assessment and securing funding. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to create, manage and deliver successful events. You'll benefit from interactive and hands-on learning experiences, collaborating with business using social media, wikis and blogs, providing you with practical skills that you can carry forward into your career.
Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, this accreditation provides our graduates and future employers with the assurance that this degree is of a quality standard that is relevant to the needs of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries and which meet accepted Institute of Hospitality international benchmark standards.
You will also benefit from industry speakers, field trips and real-life simulations that will provide you with networking opportunities, key insights and a competitive edge on entering the industry.
Graduates are highly employable with a wide range of possible career options, including event managers, event operations, festival co-ordinators, fundraising managers, conference organisers, project managers and policy officers. Additionally, the global dynamic of this programme means that many graduates benefit from employment opportunities both at home and abroad.
The Enterprise Value Challenge, Business Research Methods and Skills, International Marketing Strategy, Event Policy and Resourcing, Urban and Regional Regeneration and option.
Honours Dissertation, Event Tourism, Current Issues in International Events Management, Critical Event Studies and option.
"The opportunities we are given to volunteer and meet people within the industry is a highlight of the degree. Being able to get our foot in the door so early in our careers is something many other degrees can't offer. Our lecturers are working in the industry and so we learn as quickly as the industry is developing"Ainsley Macleod,
BA (Hons) International Events Management student
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
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Clearing entry requirements
College: HND in relevant subject such as Tourism and Hospitality or Events Management, with a Pass
Standard entry requirements
College HND: Events Management, Hospitality Management or Music Business with AB in graded units. Other related HND programmes may be considered.
Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.
**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.
You may be able to choose to study language modules as part of this degree. GCU offers modules in French, Spanish, German and Italian from beginners to professional level.
Our approach to the learning, teaching and assessment is tailored to the needs of the events sector. We adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you gain the necessary knowledge and understanding of the international business world, but also develop your intellectual and personal skills.
Our programme is designed to enhance the employability and professional competence of our graduates with the skills and attributes demanded by employers in a global economy, and provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be responsible leaders of the future.
All modules include examinations and coursework in line with learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and include: unseen examinations, class tests, written course work, presentations and group work.
The learning and teaching methods we use are designed to ensure that the programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of the student and employers. We have moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning in which the students role is rather passive. Instead, we focus on a more independent learning approach, where you will be encouraged to generate and critically evaluate theory and practice.
As well as the traditional lecture, seminar and workshop formats, we adopt a multi-platform approach to learning that includes a wide range of supporting material, including podcasts, webinars (internet-based seminars), discussion boards and independent (including web-based) study. The nature of the classroom setting is a balance between knowledge transfer, interactivity and group activities; with students having the opportunity to contribute to the learning environment.
Our range of modules from theoretical to practical and business-orientated, will equip you with a critical awareness of the role of business in society and the wide range of knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a leader in industry and social business, or to launch your career as entrepreneur.