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BSc (Hons) Events and Entertainment Management

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth

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Next start date

February 2019

Intakes

February, June, October

Study options

3 years, 2 years
Weekdays*

Location

Greenwich

*All courses and modes are subject to minimum numbers to run

Overview:

From conferences to music festivals, the events and entertainment industry is one of the UK’s top performers. With our degree in Events and Entertainment Management you can take centre stage in this vibrant sector.

Why choose our BSc (Hons) Events and Entertainment Management degree?

This programme recognises the role of events and entertainment for both individuals and organisations, developing confident and knowledgeable events and entertainment managers ready to match the demands of the growing industry:

  • Developed continually in collaboration with students and industry experts
  • Practical events and entertainment management experience
  • Live projects, consultancy services and volunteering opportunities
  • Field trips and activities, professional talks and guest lectures
  • Option to gain the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) professional qualification based on taught module 

Where will this degree take me?

Our Events and Entertainment Management degree aims to stimulate creativity and equip you with problem solving skills and industry specific knowledge. The hands-on approach of this degree allows you to gain practical experience of events and entertainment management, while the delivery of consultancy services relating to event design and operations will make you an ideal candidate for employers in this field. Future roles could include events and entertainment entrepreneurship or employment in the field of music, fashion, wedding planning, festivals, charity/fundraising or community events.  

What will I learn?

The programme aims to enhance self-reflection and personal development.The stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students progress.

  • At stage zero (if applicable): embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.

  • At stage one: students will focus on the principles and fundamentals of events and entertainment management and will be given the opportunity to identify and explore different roles in the industry such as Events Designers, Events Planners, Venue Managers and Events Communication Manager.

  • At stage two: students focus on using their knowledge of events and entertainment management to build their skills capacity, and to model the required understanding as independent professional managers in the events and entertainment industry.

  • At stage three: students critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of various models of events and entertainment management practice that contribute to driving organisational performance. 

Modules

To read more about each module for this programme click here 

Please see the module specification for further details; note that the specification represents the latest modules and may be subject to change.

Foundation year:

  • Semester 1 English for academic purposes, Numeracy 1, Introduction to Computer Skills, Effectiveness in the Business World
  • Semester 2 English for Academic Purposes 2, Numeracy 2 Elective Modules (choose two) Understanding Accounting and Finance, Understanding Human Resources Management, Understanding Law, Understanding Management, Understanding Marketing and Events, Understanding Mathematics in Economic Environment’s, Understanding Oil and Gas, Understanding Technology, Understanding Travel and Tourism      

Three and two-year degrees:

  • Semester 1: Academic Skills, Events and Entertainment Planning and Project Management, and Marketing and Communications
  • Semester 2: Events Design, Stakeholder and Account Management, Professional Skills, and Financial Decision Making for Creative Projects and Events
  • Semester 3: Events and Entertainment Operations, Digital Marketing (dual accredited)*, and Employability Skills
  • Semester 4: Project/Placement Design and Implementation, and Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/Related Learning)
  • Semester 5: Emerging Themes, Events Production, and International Events Management, and Elective modules (Choose One): Research Methods or Research and the Professional
  • Semester 6: Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/Work Based Learning), and Elective modules (Choose Two) Project and Risk Management or Stakeholder and Community Engagement or Creativity and Innovation or Hospitality and Venue Management


*Students have the opportunity to gain a professional qualification whilst the Digital Marketing module through registering with the DMI (See Fees section below for details) and minimum of 40% pass.


Programme specification

Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents):

Equivalent or lower qualifications**, ELQ, including: HNC/HND, Certificate of Higher Education, BSc/BA etc. can be considered and are subject to University of Plymouth approval.

If you are not a UK passport holder, or a UK passport holder born outside of the UK and not born in a country that appears on the published list, you may need to complete an English language test, such as the in-house GSM London English Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our programmes are taught in English. Once you submit your application to GSM London the Admissions team will assess it. Should your application be successful and if an English Language Test is required it will appear as a condition of offer.

You will need an IELTS score of 6.0, 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing) or equivalent qualification.

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review and abide by our policy on under 18’s: Young or Vulnerable Applicants
**For further details on Equivalent or lower qualifications, ELQ, please click here.

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, you may be able to be considered on your individual merits via our non-standard entry process.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • Evidence of previous qualifications (if requested by Admissions)
  • A fully completed and up to date CV
  • Minimum two year professional work experience
  • A verifiable work reference
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)


In such cases, the Admissions assessor must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

Candidates who do not meet the requirements listed above may be able to apply for our Foundation Year programme.

On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme.

Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from an undergraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by University of Plymouth.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.

Please see Advanced Standing and Exemptions Based on Recognition of Other Learning for further details.

Fees

Tuition fees 

UK/EU

Full-time:

2 years, £8,000 per year (£16,000 total cost)
2 years, £8,000 per year, plus Foundation Year, £6,000 (£22,000 total cost)

3 years, £6,000 per year  (£18,000 total cost)
3 years, £6,000 per year, plus Foundation Year, £6,000 (£24,000 total cost)

International

Full-time:

2 years, £12,750 per year (£25,500 total cost)
2 years, £12,750 per year, plus Foundation Year, £8,500 (£34,000 total cost)

3 years, £8,500 per year (£25,500 total cost)
3 years, £8,500 per year, plus Foundation Year, £8,500 (£34,000 total cost)


Students taking the Digital Marketing module as part of their programme may also register to receive a Certified Professional Digital Marketing certificate from the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) conditional on passing the module assessment. A registration fee of £300 will be applicable for this additional DMI recognition as this is not covered by student loans. *Please note, student who pay before week 8 of the semester will pay £300. Students who wish to register after this period will have until week 8 of their next semester to gain the certificate, however it will be at a cost of £350. Payment plans are available, contact us for more details.

 

How to apply direct to GSM London

For details on how to apply direct to GSM London see our online pre-application form >.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor >.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport

Programmes will run subject to minimum number of enrolments.

Apply through UCAS

You can apply through UCAS by visiting the www.UCAS.com


UCAS Code Information

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Modes:

  • Two year accelerated NV20
  • Two year extended (with Foundation Year) NW20
  • Three year N820
  • Three year extended (with Foundation Year) N821


Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an offer letter detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

We will usually be in contact with you within two working days.  For any questions or queries please contact admissions@gsmlondon.ac.uk.

What happens once I submit my application?

Once we receive your fully completed application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application. If successful, we will make you an offer of place.  The offer letter will contain information on the programme cost and duration. 

If you choose to accept the offer you will need to return the acceptance form to the Admissions team and agree and sign the Terms and conditions (student contract).  Once you have accepted your place you will be offered an induction date to commence your studies.  This will be detailed in your acceptance letter.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Admissions team on admission@gsmlondon.ac.uk

Meet the employers

AEME - GSM London Lecturers are members of the Association of Events Management Educators and GSM London are a member of the association.

aeme at GSM London

HWC Events - Events company run by a current GSM London Events Management student.

HWC Events at GSM London

BAFA - GSM London Events Management students are members of the British Arts of Festivals Association (BAFA).

BAFA at GSM London

Essential Staff: training staff for Events Students, Job Vacancies for Events Students, Free membership to Events Students at GSM London.

Essential Staff at GSM London

WWV Inspiring Volunteers

WWV Inspiring Volunteers at GSM London

Eventum

Eventum at GSM London


  • Hear from our Events and Entertainment Senior Lecturer

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