BSc (Hons) Events and Entertainment Management

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth

  • Hear from our Events and Entertainment Senior Lecturer - Fotios Vasileiou

Why choose GSM London?

  • Degrees awarded by University of Plymouth
  • Foundation Year makes study accessible
  • Fast track 2 year study option

Next start date

June 2018


February, June, October

Study options

3 years, 2 years


Greenwich, Greenford**

*All courses and modes are subject to minimum numbers to run at each campus

**This degree programme is not running in June at our Greenford Campus


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.

  • Hear from our Events and Entertainment Senior Lecturer - Fotios Vasileiou

Why choose this 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
  • Involvement in annual Tourism, Events and Marketing Week
  • Field trips and activities, professional talks and guest lectures
  • Contributions to the GSM London Eventum publication, articles and blogs
  • 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. 


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 (£300 fee) 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):

  • 2 A Levels (A*-E, 32 UCAS points); New UCAS entry tariff for 2017 explained
  • GSM London’s Foundation Year programme (with a minimum of 120 credits);
  • Equivalent qualifications (subject to University of Plymouth approval) including: BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, Advanced Level Diploma, HNC/D, Access to HE, International Baccalaureate, Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced


If English is not your first language you will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the programme, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification. 

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.


*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review our policy on under 18’s: Young or Vulnerable Applicants


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:

  • A fully completed and up to date CV
  • Evidence of at least 1 year of full-time work experience
  • signed and stamped work reference
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)

In such cases, the Admissions Team 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 as listed above maybe 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.


Tuition fees



  • 2 years, *£8,000 per year
  • 3 years, *£6,000 per year



  • 2 years, *£12,750 per year
  • 3 years, *£8,500 per year

Students taking the Digital Marketing module as part of their programme may also register to receive a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute conditional on passing the module assessment. A registration fee of £300 will be applicable for this additional DMI recognition this is not covered by student loans.

Payment of the full fee is required before teaching commences. Payment plans are available, contact us for more details.

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated degree programme. Degrees at GSM London are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for this degree programme to also be designated for the 2018-19 academic year. Visit for more information.

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online 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/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A document to verify your address see table of acceptable evidence below

Table of address evidence:

Mortgage statement


Issued in last 12 months

Bank or building society statement

UK and Channel Islands or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter


Issued in last 3 months

Credit card statement


Issued in last 3 months

Financial statement, eg pension or endowment


Issued in last 12 months

P45 or P60 statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Council Tax statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Work permit or visa


Valid up to expiry date

Utility bill

UK - not mobile telephone bill

Issued in last 3 months

Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension


Issued in last 3 months

Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 3 months

Programmes will run subject to minimum number of enrolments.

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen programme. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, NV20
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), NW20
  • Three-year, N820
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), N821
Programmes will run subject to minimum number of enrolments.

Registration and enrolment

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

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.

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 at GSM London

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