BA (Hons) International Events Management Pathway

GCU Pathways

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BA (Hons) International Events Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, they study HND Events Management at City of Glasgow College while preparing for year 3 and 4 (for Honours) of the degree at GCU.

BA (Hons) International Events Management graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as events managers, festival coordinators, fundraising managers, conference organisers, project managers and policy officers.

Choose the international events management college pathway if:

  • you are interested in event planning, marketing and management

  • you want a diverse, global career in a changing, growing industry

  • you enjoy learning in a hands-on practical way you work best with lots of interaction from lecturing staff

  • you like working towards clear goals with a sense of achievement at the end of each year of study

Year 3

Practical work experience which can involve working with local authorities, environmental consultancies, energy companies or studying abroad; Trimester B increases the GIS specialism as well as studying Climate Change: impact, mitigation and adaptation, and Corporate Sustainability

Year 4

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

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

  • 2019/20


Mode of study


Start date




BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
Aug 2019
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years Aug 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Standard entry requirements

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 1

SQA Higher
BBC including English plus National 5 Maths at C or Intermediate 2 at C or Credit Standard Grade
Please note: Pathway courses are for Scottish domiciled applicants only.

Year 3

You can progress to Year 3 from City of Glasgow College with an HND Events Management with AB in Graded Units

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

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.

International Pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the Academic English course.

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

The fees shown are for students starting studies within the 2018/19 academic year. GCU is currently in the process of setting fees for 2019/20. Students interested in enrolling on a programmes starting in August 2019 or later should check back for further information shortly.

Tuition fees 2018/19

College-based: £1285
GCU-based: £1820 

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.

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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.

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Combining practical and academic skills ensures that our graduates have the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise to succeed.

Throughout your degree you'll be encouraged to undertake relevant, practical experience of working in the events industry. The teaching team has excellent industry links with events providers throughout Scotland which open a wide range of work experience opportunities for our students.

To enhance your global outlook you can add international experience to your programme by choosing a study exchange with one of our partner institutions across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.

You can 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.