BA (Hons) Event Management (Top-up)

Course details

UCAS Course code N821

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Help organise and set up high level events! Our top-up course offers you the essential information and skills to work in the ever growing and changing events employment sector. You'll learn from event management professionals who run their own companies, so you can be confident their knowledge and expertise is second to none.

We offer a safe environment for on campus event management projects, and give you the chance to undertake event projects with diverse stakeholders and wider community locations. We're here to give you the skills and confidence to go onto big things in your career!

Year one

Compulsory modules

  • Event Project Management
  • Event Legislation
  • Event Resource Management
  • Event Publicity and Marketing
  • Original Event Project
  • Research Essay and Report

For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.

Download the programme specification (PDF)

Successful completion of a related foundation degree or HND.

Applicants from courses based at institutions other than University of Cumbria will be assessed on their suitability depending upon the modules they have studied.

Selection criteria

The BA (Hons) Event Management Top-up allows you to come from previous study in a related subject at foundation degree or HND level (e.g. creative arts, business, hospitality, tourism) and graduate with a full BA Honours in the field of event management.
Entrants are required to demonstrate their ability to benefit from, and have the prospect of successfully completing, the programme.
This is usually through a written application form and subsequent interview at which you are required to discuss a portfolio of evidence of achievements to date.
Applicants may be required to demonstrate basic competencies and skills via prior experiential learning and / or a diagnostic assessment, as appropriate.
Applicants with significant prior work experience who may have been out of education for some time will always receive serious consideration. Such students are offered appropriate support on the course to ensure they are able to undertake its academic demands.

Full-time courses

Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September and January; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.

Their website provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:

Institution code name: UoC

Institution code: C99

Campus location:

  • A Ambleside
  • B Brampton Road, Carlisle
  • E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
  • F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
  • L Lancaster
  • T University of Cumbria in London
  • Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness

Part-time courses

Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.

What makes a good application?

We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.

Make sure you include:

  • Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
  • A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
  • A good personal statement.
  • Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.

What next?

When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.

And if I accept?

The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.

Deferred entry

We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.

From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.

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You'll have chance to move into many varied opportunities in the performance, festivals and event management sector. This includes positions in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sector, as well as developing corporate events, product launches and conferences.

Your learning will be facilitated through seminars and lectures, with the chance to get involved in over 250 events held on the Brampton Road campus each year. You'll have full access to the library and employability advisors based at the Fusehill Street campus, as well as our independent study facilities.

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Events management students Paul and Anna couldn't wait to put their learning into practice!