BA (Hons) International Events Management (year 3 entry)

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.

Your career

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.

Year 3

The Enterprise Value Challenge, Business Research Methods and Skills, International Marketing Strategy, Event Policy and Resourcing, Urban and Regional Regeneration and option.

Year 4

Honours Dissertation, Event Tourism, Current Issues in International Events Management, Critical Event Studies and option.

Clearing 2020

UCAS Clearing is open! We're able to help you fast-track to offer holder position in good time for a September 2020 start. Let us guide you through this, our clearing explained guide tells you everything you need to know, whether you've applied already via UCAS or not, plus we have a range of courses with places still available for September. Let's get started with UCAS clearing.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

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UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
2H3U
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 2 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

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.

Year 3

College HND: Events Management, Hospitality Management or Music Business with AB in graded units. Other related HND programmes may be considered.

English Language

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.

Additional Information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International Pathways

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.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU: £1,820*
International: £12,250

*Scottish and EU student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

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.

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Scholarships

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 million per year.

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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.