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Events Management Extended Degree - BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

If you're interested in events management and the cultural and creative industries, this extended degree prepares you for a successful career. Whether you want to manage festivals or plan corporate events, this course provides the skills, knowledge and practical experience you need. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree.

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The Level 3 (foundation) year of this Events Management Extended Degree is taught at London Metropolitan University's Moorgate campus by staff from City and Islington College, and is designed to provide you with a grounding in academic study related to events management, enabling you to progress to Levels 4, 5 and 6 of the Events Management BA (Hons) degree at London Metropolitan University. All teaching will be held at London Metropolitan University. Year 0 will be delivered City and Islington staff and your subsequent years will be delivered by teaching staff from London Met.

Combining creativity with business management and academic skills, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in a range of practical event projects and study the law, project management, marketing and finance from an event management perspective. In addition to the specifics of the subject, you'll also be equipped with business management skills relating to leadership, strategic planning and innovation.

We work closely with many industry partners including the Association of Event Management Educators and the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers. You'll regularly come into contact with key figures in the events industry who give guest lectures and are actively involved in your development as mentors and recruiters. Many employ interns and new graduates from our course.

If you have an interest in events management and the cultural and creative industries, this extended degree will develop your talents within a business and management framework, preparing you for a successful career.


You'll be assessed through exams, portfolio, work-based learning, dissertation and group work.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

If you're a mature student with significant work experience, you're invited to apply for this course based on the knowledge and skills you've developed through your work.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Year 0 (Level 3) modules include:

  • Digital Culture: Online Communication
  • Economic Issues: An Introduction 2
  • Structure of the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Managing an Event
  • Marketing Planning in Travel and Tourism
  • Music Industry Management
  • Live Performance Events

Level 4 modules include:

  • Introduction to the Creative Industries
  • Principles and Practice of Marketing
  • Understanding Business Information
  • Fundamentals of Management

Level 5 modules include:

  • Events and Society
  • Live Music and Events Practice
  • Leading Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Level 6 modules include:

  • Theory and Practice in Research Event Tourism
  • Destination Management and Marketing
  • Marketing, PR and Sponsorship for the Events Industry

"I loved how the course was brought together; the teachers each had their experiences within events but came from different angles. There was a bit of everything involved including finance, marketing, HR but really tailored to events. It really rounded off each element of what I might expect in the real world, giving me a better understanding once I was then looking at work experiences and jobs in Year 2 and especially towards the end of Year 3.

"Something I particularly liked was all the opportunities and internships that were posted onto the Events Management Facebook page. I utilised these very much, many of which I would never have found or thought to look into myself. Teachers were constantly explaining the importance of doing work experience before finishing and this really helped push me to get on the ball with it. Incorporating guest speakers from the industry was motivating and interesting. It helped to break up lesson time, keep focus and gave the opportunity for people to ask relevant event industry questions to people actually working there currently."
Events Management BA (Hons) graduate

Our graduates have gone on to work in all sectors of the events industry including major corporates such as Diageo, marketing agencies like George P Johnson Experience Marketing, exhibition companies such as Upper Street Events and music festival organisers like Festival Republic.

Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

Fees and key information

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