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BA (Hons)
Event and Festivals Management

This innovative course, developed in close consultation with the industry, will equip you with the management skills you need to succeed in this thriving, diverse and exciting employment sector.

Qualification: BA (Hons)

UCAS code: N821

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe

Duration: Three years

Start date: September


Is this course for me?

The BA (Hons) Events & Festival Management degree will prepare you with the skills and knowledge required to work within the events and festival industry.

Delivery of this degree comes from lecturers that have extensive industry and academic experience, enabling the students to integrate theory and practice thus further enhancing their employability.

What will this course cover?

Both practical and academic, this programme has been developed through extensive consultation with industry professionals, focusing on trends shaping the event and festival industry today, with particular emphasis on safety.

The programme is forward-looking and will remain responsive to the ongoing changes taking place in the event and festival industry. Linking theory with practice is an important aspect of this course.  Every other year we hold an international safety conference for industry professionals and much of their work is included when reviewing the course. In addition to this, students are asked their thoughts twice a year and changes are made where needed. Undertaking both aspects of this greatly enhances the student’s employability.

Students have the opportunity of engaging with world leading industry experts with extensive track records both in the field and in the lecture room.

From the very start of this degree, students are linked to a charity and deliver events. Later in the programme as the students gain experience, they are assessed delivering events.

In the second year of study the students finish at Easter to undertake a placement. Students have undertaken this in Africa, Asia and Europe. All students will be offered paid work, by interview, from major event organisations.

Students graduating from this programme will be highly employable in the event and festival industry.

Features of this course include:

  • field trips (both national and international)
  • work placements
  • extensive industry support / world recognised guest lectures.

Year One

  • Event Hospitality
  • Event Industry Framework
  • Event Rights and Merchandising
  • Introduction to Event Management & Venues
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Marketing and PR for Events

Year Two

  • Contemporary Events Management
  • Event Management
  • Logistics and Planning for Events and Festivals
  • Market Research for Events
  • Research Methods

Year Three

  • Business and Enterprise For Events
  • Dissertation
  • Event Safety and Visitor Welfare
  • Event Strategy
  • Sustainability & Event Management

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £9,000
Full-time International: £9,500

If you would like more information on fees and finance, please take a look at our fees and funding web page.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

For fees for international students, visit our international section.

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How do I apply?

Applications for full-time undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Information on making an application through UCAS is available in our Applicants' pages.

If you are an international student, visit our international students section.

Open days & prospectus request

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You can book onto an open day or if you would like to view an open day online, please see our Open Day video. Alternatively, take a virtual tour of our campus.

To request a prospectus, simply complete this request form or call 0800 0565 660.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

Our goal as an institution is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, we will support you to achieve your potential, build your independence as a learner, your discipline expertise, your professionalism, your awareness of yourself and others, your confidence and efficacy. Find out more about the support available from our Careers and Employability team.