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Our Events Management degree, accredited by University of Birmingham, will open the door to an exciting and rewarding career the highly creative and varied events management industry. There are opportunities in the private, public and voluntary sectors and you could be part of organising anything from a VIP charity dinner or product launch to music festivals or mega sporting events like the Olympics.

This course is for students who want to have their finger on the pulse of a constantly evolving market place. You will love keeping pace with new technologies and trends. Our degree will equip you with the management skills and practical experience you need to succeed in this demanding sector.

Employers are seeking graduates with strong communication, leadership and managerial skills to create the “wow” factor at events – and that is just what our degree aims to equip you with. This course will develop your appreciation of events planning, financial management, project management, marketing and risk management. We will give you the platform to launch your career.

Managing events is exciting and the potential for graduates is considerable. Opportunities are varied and can lead to careers in sub sectors of the industry such as meetings and exhibitions; sporting events; festivals; wedding planning; and incentive travel.

You will be ideally placed to make the most of exciting opportunities because Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s thriving exhibition and events industry. The city is home to the NEC, the NIA, Symphony Hall and the International Convention Centre, which all host a vast range of events, concerts and conferences. With UCB’s extensive network of contact throughout the industry, you will gain valuable experience from field trips, live projects and through the planning of a live event in Year 2.

You will receive a comprehensive understanding of the events management sector and the processes involved in creating a successful event. You will be given detailed information about events systems, project management and how to oversee a live event. You will be taught how to manage large-scale events such as conferences, concerts, product launches, festivals and carnivals – and encouraged to develop a specialism that relates to your future career.

You will go on residential visits in your first two years of study, and visit a European destination in your final year. You could also choose to give yourself the employment edge by learning a language for free.

Events Management graduates with proven managerial skills, drive and leadership can progress quickly. Graduates can pursue careers in:

Graduates who want to continue their studies can progress to postgraduate level with courses offered at UCB.

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University College Birmingham

University College Birmingham

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors...


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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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