Events Management - Liverpool John Moores University

2020/21 entry

BA (Hons) Events Management Top-up Degree

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time home/EU tuition fee: £9,250 per annum*
Full time international tuition fee: £15,600 per annum
Full-time international placement year fee £3,650 per annum

All figures are subject to yearly increases.


*The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year.

Course type

BA (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts

UCAS info

Points required:

UCAS code: N820

Institute code: L51

Study mode

One Year Full Time

About your course

This one year, full time, top-up degree is ideal for students who already hold a HND, Foundation degree or Diploma and want to top-up their qualification and boost employment prospects by gaining an honours degree. 

  • Top up your knowledge and achieve an honours degree in just one year
  • Excellent industry links and regular visiting guest speakers
  • Ranked 1st in the North West and 5th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019) for subject category 
  • Access to Liverpool-based national events and world-class venues
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more
  • Top-up degree available for those with existing qualifications 
  • Year-long and semester long study abroad opportunities in international partner universities
  • Start month: September
  • Campus location: Mount Pleasant Campus

I was very impressed with the overall attitude that students had – I definitely see them going on to have very successful careers in the events business.

London-based media client commenting on the calibre of LJMU students working on a live event.

This top-up degree has been designed to recognise existing study and enable students to boost their career prospects by gaining an honours degree as well as experience of real business projects

Adam Shore, Director, School of Business and Management

Work-related learning

Throughout the course we encourage you to develop your skills and experience the world of events through a range of work-related learning options. Employers offer opportunities to all Event Management students via our online noticeboard, EventStart.

So you could find yourself working at prestigious events such as The Grand National Meeting and other sporting events, or music concerts, convention and exhibition venues, fashion shows, award dinners or cultural events with leading national, regional and local organisations representing the media, live event communication organisations, local authorities and charities.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support.

You will be allocated a personal tutor with whom you can discuss course-related issues, work on a personal development plan and set your own targets. You will have scheduled one-to-one meetings with your tutor, but they can be approached at any time should you need additional support.

Go abroad

LJMU aims to make an international opportunity available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree, either in Europe or the US. You could take part in a work placement in Europe under the ERASMUS+ scheme or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. There are also opportunities to attend a two-week summer school with one of our worldwide partners.

Our Go Global Fund can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?

Find out more about studying or working abroad or email us at: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk.

Course details

Events management is a challenging and varied career where you can expect to work with areas as diverse as marketing, finance, human resources, health and safety and risk management, and be able to juggle several high priority tasks at once.

The role requires people who are level-headed and well organised but also enthusiastic, creative and dynamic. Teamwork is a crucial part of running any successful event and in your second year you have the chance to create, develop and manage your own live event as part of a team, working with real clients, venues and attendees.

Festivals, meetings, conventions, exhibitions and sports events all make up the events industry, and you will have plenty of opportunities to get a feel for different kinds of event from familiarisation visits, site visits and attending live events, as well as from expert guest speakers.

You will also get some hands-on experience working for a variety of clients at locations and venues across the country. Liverpool is well known for its thriving events scene. Events such as Sound City, Summer Pops, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and the Clothes Show Live put Liverpool on the map as a big player in the events industry.

Venues like the Echo Arena, Anfield Stadium and St George's Hall have attracted events such as the MOBO Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and Four Nations Rugby League Final.

LJMU has cultural partnerships with big names in the events industry, including the Tate, Everyman Theatre and Light Night. These partnerships give our students unique opportunities in the events sector, as well as discounts and exclusive offers.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 6

  • Individual Research Project
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship for Events
  • Event Impacts
  • Contemporary Issues in Events
  • Policy, Policits and Events

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Programme specification document (PDF)

Teaching and learning

Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience.

Learning is via a varied combination of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops and small-group tutorials.

Teaching is via a combination of lectures, workshops and small-group tutorials in which you can discuss course material more informally. In addition, you will be expected to attend live events, undertake site visits, carry out your own research online and join relevant events associations and societies.

Your lecturers

Expert tuition and support.

Your tutors are actively engaged in conferences, research and consultancy with local, national and international providers, and publish widely on the subject of events management. This means that course content is directly informed by the latest developments and initiatives in the events business and is tailored to the needs of employers in the sector. Members of the team are also external examiners at other universities and sit on their validation panels.

We also operate a guest speaker programme and arrange master classes and networking events, such as speakers from the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC), Liverpool Cathedral, Event Scotland and various event entrepreneurs.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a range of assessment methods. These vary according to the module, but they could include: 

  • exams (seen and unseen)
  • written work
  • presentations (group or individual)
  • practical assessments
  • portfolios (including e-portfolios)
  • planning and implementing your own ‘live’ event

Feedback is given for each assessment, as we believe this is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as areas where you may need to put in more work.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Application and selection

Applications are welcomed from students with the following qualifications

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant Business subject. Applicants are expected to have achieved an average of merit standard
  • Foundation Degree in a relevant Business subject. Applicants are expected to have achieved an average of 60%

International Students

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students must meet the following minimum English Language requirements

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

GCSE and equivalents

  • N/A

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: N/A

BTEC qualifications

  • BTEC certificate: N/A
Will I be interviewed?

No interview required (UCAS application form only)

IELTS

6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)

Can this course be deferred?

Yes

Is a DBS check required?

No

Is RPL accepted on this programme?

Yes

International requirements

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Finance and fees

Find out more about the student funding that you may be eligible for from either LJMU or the government. This section will give you information about grants and loans as well as targeted support for students with children, adult dependants or those with a disability.

Please note that the amount of money you will receive as a student is dependent on where in the UK you normally live (i.e. England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland).

The information below relates to the 2019/20 academic year as the Government has not yet released information for 2020/21. As soon as this is available, we will update these web pages and associate information.

LJMU scholarships

LJMU's scholarships are open to all new full-time Home and EU undergraduates that are liable to pay tuition fees. These awards are not income assessed, they are based on excellence. If successful, you will be awarded a scholarship for each year of your course subject to satisfactory progress. In 2019/20 scholarships are worth between £1,000 and £10,000 per year. The money you receive doesn’t have to be paid back.

LJMU bursary

The LJMU bursary is automatically paid to eligible students – you do not need to apply for it. In 2019/20 the annual bursary is £500, which works out at £1,500 over a three year degree.

LJMU bursaries are means-tested and you don’t have to pay them back; they are intended to help you meet some of the costs associated with being a student.

Tuition fees

In 2019/20 the annual tuition fee for full time, undergraduate, home and EU students is £9,250. You will be charged a fee for each year of your course. The University reserves the right to increase fees up to the maximum permitted by law or government policy in the second and subsequent years of your course. Generally, these fee increases are linked to RPIX inflation (Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

The important thing to remember is that you don't have to pay your tuition fees upfront - subject to meeting eligibility criteria, you can take out a tuition fee loan for each year of your course.

You can also take out a maintenance or living cost loan for each year of your course to cover your living expenses, such as rent and food.

You don’t start repaying your student loans until after you’ve left university and start earning at least £25,716**.

For more information on eligibility and tuition fee loans, go to: 

www.gov.uk/studentfinance

LJMU is committed to ensuring that students understand the full cost of studying at the University. Your tuition fee will cover or contribute to, as appropriate, expenses associated with your core modules, including:

  • safety equipment, such as lab coats and goggles
  • uniforms for nurses, paramedics and other professional placements
  • UK field trips and other educational visits
  • student exchanges
  • DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly CRB)
  • Professional sector regulatory body membership

** Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.

Living expenses (maintenance) loan

In addition to your tuition fees, eligible full-time undergraduate students can also apply for a maintenance loan to cover living costs. If you’re eligible, you can take out a loan for each year of your course.

The amount you’ll receive will depend on where in the UK you normally live and your household income. This money will be paid into your bank or building society account in three instalments and it’s up to you to budget for your living costs.

Part time students starting in 2018 or later can also apply for a maintenance loan.

For more information on student loans, go to: www.gov.uk/studentfinance

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Paying back your student loans

You only start repaying your student loans the April after you have graduated or left university and start earning £25,716* or above. Repayments are based on a percentage of your salary not how much you have borrowed from the Student Loans Company. Repayments are currently set at 9% of any income over the threshold (which is currently set at £25,716).*

* Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.

Career prospects

The events industry is big business and you can expect to enjoy varied career opportunities both in the UK and overseas after graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Events Management.

Liverpool Business School has historically had an excellent employment record with graduates securing graduate-level positions with leading employers in public and private sectors.  These include Everton Football Club, Kellogg company, Santander and Deloitte.

Business visits and events are worth over £22 billion to Britain’s economy and the value of business transacted at trade events is estimated to generate over £100billion a year. As such, you can expect to enjoy excellent career prospects in areas like event administration, sport, arts, music, conventions, exhibitions, meetings, event-related venues, event tourism and event hospitality. There will be opportunities in all sectors – commercial, local authority and voluntary – or you could even set yourself up as a self-employed events professional.

CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

Professional accreditation / links

We are members of the Association of Events Management Education (AEME) and regularly work with them to develop the programme. LJMU is also a member of the Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership, which allows access to guest speakers. 

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.

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