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The events industry is vibrant and fast moving and its contribution to the economy is growing. Our Events Management degree reflects the diversity of the industry covering:
- music concerts and festivals
- consumer fairs/shows
- sporting events
- organisational events, like conferences, trade shows and product launches.
You'll develop an understanding of the events management industry and how successful events contribute to business, social, cultural and economic environments. As well as the taught programme, you'll learn by delivering live events and develop transferable skills for a successful career, including:
- self-reflection and leadership
- effective communication with a wide range of stakeholders
- the ability to make informed decisions when operating under pressure.
By the time you graduate you will be able to:
- design, deliver and evaluate successful events
- gather, critique, evaluate and synthesise information
- manage your ongoing personal and professional development.
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Questions about fees?
Questions about fees?
Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Learning and assessment
A mix of taught modules and events management practice in Year 1 allow you to:
- develop skills such as creative, critical thinking, academic writing and referencing
- scope the events labour market identifying core competencies for employment
You'll learn the complexities of the event planning process while working on a real event plan. And we'll support you to develop your management skills.
In Year 2 you'll learn how to:
- develop your people management skills
- use project management tools
- use financial and performance management techniques to build a business case for an event
- identify and engage key stakeholders, manage and mitigate risk
- establish/use key resources, targets and performance indicators.
If you chose the placement option for Year 3 you'll develop the skills to secure a placement.
You will deliver an extended event project and work on your dissertation or research project. As well as prepare for professional practice.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
The events management industry offers graduates a wide range of opportunities in a variety of sectors such as music, arts, sports and corporate. On completing this course you will be ready to fit into a number of different functions within events, including organisational and planning roles, sales, marketing or financial roles. These roles could be in a range of organisations or with an events planning organisation, working either in-house or with an agency. Roles you may wish to consider are: event management and event marketing in a range of contexts, conference centre manager, marketing executive, charity fundraiser and wedding planner.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.