Global Events Management BSc (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

N822

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
2.5 years full-time (accelerated option) - January
5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


info.london@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

N822

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
2.5 years full-time (accelerated option) - January
5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


info.london@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONU041

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
2.5 years full-time (accelerated option) - January
5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


info.london@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Explore the exhilarating world of global events management at Coventry University London.

The BSc (Hons) Global Events Management course gives students the chance to explore events management in an international context, which should allow them to gain a holistic understanding of the field while ensuring that, upon successful completion of the course, they leave the university as career-ready individuals.

The course seeks to provide a developmental framework that truly immerses students within events management – with the aim of enhancing their career-readiness and employability, and fostering their forward thinking, creativity and innovation.

Located in the number one EMEA city for events activities, the course considers a broad range of events, with particular focus on business events – including conferences, exhibitions, shows, meetings, product launches and awards events.

Why Coventry University London?

We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Heart of the City

Minutes from the Bank of England and Stock Exchange

What our tutors say...

This course aims to enable students be successful in their chosen career path in the global events industry. It will develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for a career in all types of events functions, with particularly focus on those associated with businesses operating in the hospitality, tourism and fashion industries.

Dr. Cynthia Zhuang, Senior Lecturer

Course information

The BSc (Hons) Global Events Management course aims to enable students who successfully complete the course to forge successful careers in the global events industry. It will give them the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding that they will need to operate across the events industry in a broad range of roles.

At the heart of the course is the delivery of a real business experience. This is achieved through the use of operational case studies, guest speakers (subject to availability), field visits to witness events in action and behind the stage, producing live events projects, opportunities for a placement within an event or events related organisation, volunteering for events and related organisations, and business simulations.  

 *Please note that field trips, placement and volunteering opportunities may be subject to availability, competitive application

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

In year one, students study a mixture of business and events-related subjects, which aims to provide the requisite knowledge and understanding of the events industry and how to use appropriate tools and techniques to approach events theming and design.

Modules

Overview

In year two, students will focus on developing their knowledge and understanding of core events management subjects, building on what they learned in first year. At the end of this year, they will also have the chance to undertake an optional placement year.

Modules

Overview

In third year, students will pull all the knowledge and skills accumulated in the first two years and produce a global event, and explore the importance of events industry further field. They will also have the choice of conducting a research project, or gaining professional experience through internships.

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15th

Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • An innovative, career-focused curriculum, with a specific focus on business events. This course aims to provide a real business experience in which students receive the chance to design, and/or deliver and evaluate an event at the end of each academic year
  • Coventry University is ranked at No. 4 for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • London is your classroom. You can live, study and maybe even work in London, giving you a chance to have the exposure to events of all shapes and sizes. It also offers a large number of employability opportunities, which are supported by our dedicated career and employability team on campus
  • The hands-on nature of this course aims to provide you with work-ready skills, which should help you transition more smoothly and effectively into your chosen professional career
  • A dedicated teaching team, all of whom have vast experience in the execution of business events across hospitality, tourism, fashion and marketing sectors
  • There may be opportunities to work with students and professionals globally to design, plan and deliver events, be it physical, digital or virtual
  • Industry experts will come in to share best practice, discuss and offer practical advice on your work (subject to availability)
  • Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll develop a set of knowledge and transferrable skills in planning and managing events, as well as emotional resilience to be career ready in the ever changing events industry, or branch out into the closely related industries such as hospitality, tourism, fashion and businesses in general
  • If you’re interested in starting your own business, you could get business start-up advice and support

Besides lecturers, seminars and our online learning platform ‘Moodle’, aims to give you continuous exposure to the world of work. The course has been designed to be as practical as possible, so that upon successful completion, you should graduate as an experienced, work-ready individual with great employer appeal.

Tutors organise trips to meet major brand-name companies, and arrange networking opportunities with business owners and managers. You may also have the opportunity to go on a field trip overseas, and have access to an active programme of guest speakers who may be high-profile figures from the industry. Please note that trips, networking, field trips overseas, work placements and internships UK and abroad may be subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional fees.

It’s also important to learn from other members of your course, and you should see your fellow students as a source of new understanding. Our international students are encouraged to share experiences and perspectives from their home countries.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include coursework, tests, essays, practical or project work, group work, presentations and formal examinations etc.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills of events management theory and practice in a global context
  • Apply an enquiring, analytical and creative approach to understanding and producing events, including key issues in the global industry that have shaped, and continue to shape, events management and the consumer environment
  • Critically analyse how global cultures construct, influence and impact upon events management
  • Systematically utilise appropriate digital, financial, and economical solutions and techniques to analyse and present information to meet the requirements of different challenges involved in planning, implementing, delivering ande evaluating events
  • Critically evaluate the interconnectivity of events operations and wide business sectors within a contemporary setting
  • Apply practical understanding and experiences of the events industry into further employability, that have accumulated throughout the programme of study, and with placement opportunities, both in the UK and overseas, in an events or events-related organisation, which will increase a graduate’s career opportunities
  • Appraise research skills and ethical considerations that are necessary to understand, explore and evaluate a specific topic relevant to the event industries
  • Reflect upon learning, interpersonal skills as well as practical experiences accumulated throughout the course to identify areas for future development
  • Construct an appropriate level of emotional resilience, and a sense of commercial acumen and realism, to operate within often challenging and demanding organisational environments in the events industry

In a typical week you will have up to 9 contact hours, with a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops.

Every aspect of your learning on this course aims to be internationalised. You will explore events case studies from around the world, and your lecturers will share experiences of their work or research in other countries. There may be optional overseas filed trips with visits to different types of events, businesses, and institutions*.

As a part of this degree course, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a work placement (internship) in the UK or abroad*, which could be for a term in your final year and/or a full year if you decide on a four-year sandwich course. Alternatively, you could use the sandwich year to study at another university overseas*. You are also encouraged to become autonomous learners by developing and practicing your knowledge and skills in events management.

Throughout the course, all of your learning is designed to be in a global context, and you’ll study alongside – and should learn from – students from all over the world. There may also be opportunities to engage in collaborative work with overseas university students/professionals. (subject to availability)

 

 

What our tutors say...

This course aims to enable students be successful in their chosen career path in the global events industry. It will develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for a career in all types of events functions, with particularly focus on those associated with businesses operating in the hospitality, tourism and fashion industries.

Dr. Cynthia Zhuang, Senior Lecturer

What our tutors say...

This course aims to enable students be successful in their chosen career path in the global events industry. It will develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for a career in all types of events functions, with particularly focus on those associated with businesses operating in the hospitality, tourism and fashion industries.

Dr. Cynthia Zhuang, Senior Lecturer

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


January 2021

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


January 2021

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£13,900 (per year)


January 2021

£13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

What our tutors say...

This course aims to enable students be successful in their chosen career path in the global events industry. It will develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for a career in all types of events functions, with particularly focus on those associated with businesses operating in the hospitality, tourism and fashion industries.

Dr. Cynthia Zhuang, Senior Lecturer

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Career options for students can include:

  • Junior Events Managers
  • Conference and Exhibition Managers and Organisers
  • Event Planners
  • Conference Producers
  • Marketing Associates
  • Venue Managers
  • Fashion Show Event Producers
  • Events Project Managers

What our tutors say...

The teaching, practice and assessments, built in this course, have a clear focus on assisting students in building foundations for a successful future career in events management, developing networking opportunities with a range of organisations and continuous practice of their skills.”

Dr. Cynthia Zhuang, Senior Lecturer