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BA (Hons) Events Management

Events Management - BA (Hons) Degree


Key Facts

UCAS Code: N820
Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

Cardiff School of Management

Course Length: Three years full-time or four years full-time if undertaking year long industry placement. Four years full-time if undertaking foundation year. Five years full-time if undertaking foundation year and year long industry​ placement.

Also available part-time and can take up to six years. Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year. 

Part-time fees:
Charges are per single module unless specified: undergraduate = 10 credits. Please contact the programme leader for further information on modules to be studied part-time and how this will affect fees.


Course Overview

Based In Cardiff, one of the Events capitals of the UK, our BA (Hons) Events Management degree course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the key concepts of events management, with a range of optional modules, opening doors to the opportunities available within this exciting and dynamic industry. Through completing our degree, you will become familiar with the techniques, specialisms and issues involved in staging a wide range of events, including event design and production, marketing and promotion, project management, safety and licensing, financial reporting and analysis and a wide range of industry issues.

Studying Events Management will enable you to understand the underpinning theoretical foundations of events management and the complex range of factors affecting the events industry and roles and opportunities within it. You will be exposed to the state-of-the art theories, technologies and research that will shape and transform the industry in the future. Along with this, we place a huge emphasis on developing transferable analytical thinking and problem solving skills and a comprehensive practical skill set.

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality the professional body for aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry, this course will further prepare you for graduate work by providing you with a host of work experience and networking opportunities through our extensive industry contacts. Based in the Cardiff School of Management The Department for Tourism Hospitality and Events was rated 13 in the UK in the Guardian League Table and 17 in the UK in the Good University Guide for 2017.

Course information on this page relates to September 2018 entry.​

​Course Content​

Foundation Year (Year 0):​

This programme incorporates a foundation year, which is intended for students wishing to enrol onto the three-year honours degree, who fall into one of the following categories:

​​1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level points (or equivalent) score to enter the first year of the degree programme.
2. Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time.

Further information about the foundation year can be found by clicking here.


The Events Management programme is comprised of events specific and core management modules, with a range of options to enable you to tailor the course to your specific inte​rests and career ambitions.  During each year of study students will complete 120 credits worth of modules from the lists below:​

Year One:

All compulsory modules:

  • Venue Logistics and Operations (20 credits)
  • Events in Context (20 credits)
  • Event Design and Production (20 credits)
  • Managing People and Organisations (20 credits)*
  • Finance for Managers (20 credits)
  • Personal Development Planning (10 credits)*
  • Diversity and Social Inclusion for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) (10 credits)*

*Module available through the medium of Welsh

Year Two:

Compulsory modules:

  • Event Project Management (20 credits)
  • Major Incident and Crisis Management (10 credits)
  • Event Safety and Licensing (10 credits)
  • Marketing for THE (20 credits)*
  • Human Resource Management for THE (20 credits)
  • Business Development and Finance (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (10 credits)*
  • Work Experience with Personal Development Planning (PDP) / Summer Experience of Work with PDP (Min 15 days – 10 credits) or Industrial Work Experience with PDP  (Year out - 20 credits)*

Optional modules (select one):

  • Certification (10 credits)
  • European Field Study (10 credits)
  • Social Events and Party Planning (10 credits)
  • Contemporary Cuisines for Large Scale Venues (10 credits)
  • Sociology of THE (10 credits)
  • Financial Planning for Business (10 credits)

*Can be studied through the medium of Welsh

Year Three:

Compulsory modules:

  • Legal Issues for Events (10 credits)
  • Strategic Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (20 credits)
  • Employability and Career Development (10 credits)
  • Dissertation* / Enterprise Project* (40 credits) or Independent Study (20 credits)

Choose at least one of the following:

  • Festivals and Cultural Events (20 credits)
  • Conferences, Exhibitions and Corporate Events (20 credits)
  • Fundraising and Charity Events (20 credits)
  • Global Sporting Events (20 credits)

Further optional modules:

  • Public Relations and Sponsorship (10 credits)
  • Branding and Advertising (10 credits)
  • International Field Study (10 credits)
  • Employee Resourcing (10 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (10 credits)
  • Industrial Work Experience (year out) (20 credits)
  • Wine Studies (10 credits)
  • Digital Consumer Experience for THE (10 credits)
  • Culture Power and Identity (20 credits)

*Can be studied through the medium of Welsh

Please note, due to the vocational and industry orientated nature of this programme, certain modules may be withdrawn and others introduced to maintain vocational currency.

Learning & Teaching

A broad range of learning and teaching strategies are used within the course, including; lectures, seminars, live events, individual and group projects, tutorials and practical exercises.  These are further enhanced by real world case studies and guest lectures from industry experts and supported by our Moodle virtual learning environment. 

We also place 'real world' experience at the heart of our programme, so from the first year of the course you will be involved in the design and delivery of your own event projects, working with the extensive resources available within the university (Event Design and Production module).  Then on the second year we work with a range of external agencies planning and staging live event projects in a range of venues across Cardiff (Event Project Management module).  We also have excellent industry links for work placements, which we encourage our students to engage with throughout the course. 

All students will benefit from their own individual Personal Tutor who will remain with you throughout your studies. The Personal Tutors work closely with the Programme Directors, Year Tutors and Student Services to ensure that your needs are effectively met and that your time at Cardiff Met is both a pleasant and successful experience.


The assessment strategy for the course varies to ensure the most appropriate method for each specific module and subject area.

Course assessments are wide-ranging and include practical assessments, live events, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, case studies and exams. The assessments are innovative and up-to-date, some examples being the production of a film, debating sessions, and the development of a ‘living CV’. Many assessments are also designed to be of practical use when working within the events industry.

Employability & Careers

Your employability is at the heart of everything we do at Cardiff Met. From the moment you arrive until after you leave we will do our utmost to provide you with opportunities to enable you to achieve your career ambitions. Having a long history of successful alumni and being placed in Cardiff, a city which hosts so many different events, we are uniquely placed to provide our students with opportunities to gain experience across all sectors of the industry. 

Graduating from our Events Management course you will have a management qualification and outstanding CV that will provide excellent career and employment prospects in all areas of the events industry, including festivals, conferences, exhibitions, corporate hospitality, sports, fundraising, sponsorship, experiential marketing and more. 

Our Events Management graduates have secured employment in a range of organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors from international venues and events companies, to hotel chains and tour operators, major sponsors and sporting events, to local authorities, charities and private sector organisations too. 

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

Foundation route:

Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)​ and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least one A level (or equivalent).


Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)​, plus one of the following:

  • 96-112 points from at least 2 A Levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject 
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma overall grade MMM - DMM
  • 96-112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 3 x H2. H4 minimum grade considered towards points offer
  • 96-112 points from Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
  • 96-112 points from Access to Higher Education Diploma

*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.

We encourage applications from those with a strong interest in the events sectors. Applicants demonstrating relevant experience or engagement with the sector through their personal statement will be welcome. 

If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search​ for entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.

International Applicants:

Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit

Selection Procedure:
Selection is usually on the basis of a completed application and personal statement.

How to Apply:
Full-time applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at Part-time applications should be made direct to the University at For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3

If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff Met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Dr Dewi Jaimangal-Jones:
Tel: 029 2041 6321

Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting