2023/24 entry

BA (Hons) Events Management

Start date:
September 2023
Study mode:
Full time
Course Duration:
3 years, 4 years with placement
UCAS code:
N820
Points required:
112
Campus:
Mt Pleasant

Tuition fees (per year)

Home (full-time):
£9,250
International (full-time):
£16,900
Placement (home student):
£1,850
Placement (international student):
£3,650
All figures are subject to yearly increases.
Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

General enquiries:
0151 231 5090
Faculty of Business and Law:
0151 231 8080
busadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk
International enquiries
international@ljmu.ac.uk

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Why study Events Management at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • 100% Overall Course Satisfaction (NSS, 2022)
  • A practical and applied curriculum - opportunity to run your own live event
  • Excellent industry links and guest speakers
  • Option to undertake a year-long work placement and study abroad opportunities 
  • 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 

About your course

Our BA (Hons) Events Management course offers you exciting opportunities to manage a range of different events and secure essential professional experience. That's why you can expect to enjoy excellent career prospects in fields spanning the arts; culture and music; exhibitions and venues; and the tourism and hospitality industries.

Event Management roles require 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 events from field trips, attending live events and expert guest speakers.

You will also gain 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, Africa Oye, World Gymnastics Championships 2022, Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) and The Good Business Festival all put Liverpool on the map as a big player in the events industry.

Find out what our students have to say about studying BA (Hons) Events Management at LJMU in our course video:

"During my three years of studying at LJMU I gained many useful skills which will help me in performing my future job. The course has equipped me with the confidence and motivation to undertake postgraduate study in this field."

Marta Tabor, BA (Hons) Events Management graduate

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. 

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)

Money

  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.

Employability

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 £100 billion 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.

Student Futures - Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service

We are committed to ensuring all our students experience a transformation in their employability skills and mindset and their career trajectory. A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course.

Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities.

Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools, resources and jobs board. There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, LJMU’s in-house recruitment service, ensuring students can build experience whilst they study.

One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones to accelerate your job search and applications, CV and interview technique. Themed careers and employability workshops, a programme of employer events and recruitment fairs run throughout the year and students have the opportunity to hear from a range of alumni who openly share their own onward experience.

Student Futures work with businesses to create opportunities for fully funded internships which help students increase their network within the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.

A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.

Go abroad

LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.

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

Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk.

A life-changing experience 

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What you will study on this degree

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



Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or option in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations.

Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules are also included to provide you with an element of choice within the programme. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Level 4

Core modules

The Events Industry
20 credits

To provide an overview and understanding of the diversity, function, role and purpose of the events industry in society.

Academic Skills & Digital Literacy
20 credits

To enable students to develop the skills necessary to be effective learners at university and to apply academic and digital skills in the context of their academic studies. To introduce students to aspects of career management.

Introduction to Management and Leadership
20 credits

This module aims to provide an introduction to management and leadership theory with particular reference to the events industry. It aims to develop management skills in students which they can apply in employment or in practical elements of their degree.

Event Operations
20 credits

To introduce students to the application of event planning models, project management and risk assessment techniques to a variety of events.

Creative Event Design
20 credits

To develop students understanding of the role and importance of design, creativity and theming in the event production process. To understand the impact of design on audience experiences.

Marketing for Tourism and Events
20 credits

The aim of the module is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of marketing theories and concepts in the context of tourism and events management sectors.

Level 5

Core modules

Employability Skills
20 credits

To provide students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the graduate employment market.

Event Planning
20 credits

The aim of this module is to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and understanding, and practical skills needed to plan a live event.

Research Design
20 credits

To enable students to understand a variety of research methodologies and be able to understand and critically analyse the application of different research methods to a diverse range of research topics.

Practical Digital Marketing Skills
20 credits

Demonstrate a practical understanding of the key areas of digital marketing, including current digital marketing tools and website development.

HRM for Events
20 credits

To enable students to understand the principles and practices of human resource management in events organisations.

Event Production
20 credits

The aim of this module is to equip students with knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to stage and evaluate a live event.

Optional modules

Business Ethics
10 credits

To examine the theories and practices of business ethics in national and global contexts and provide an awareness of the relevance and importance of business ethics in a global economy.

Modern Language for Business
10 credits

Develop a very basic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking a modern foreign language as well as develop an understanding of basic foreign language grammar.

Sandwich Year
120 credits

The aim is to provide students with an extended period of work experience at an approved partner that will complement their programme of study at LJMU. This will give students the opportunity to develop professional skills relevant to their programme of study as well as the attitude and behaviours necessary for employment in a diverse and changing environment.

Study Year Abroad
120 credits

The aim is to provide students with an additional year of study at an approved overseas partner that will complement their programme at LJMU.

Study Semester Abroad
60 credits

The aim is to provide students with a semester of study at an approved overseas partner that will replace one semester of their LJMU programme at level 5.

Level 6

Core modules

Dissertation
40 credits

Investigate and critically analyse a topic that relates to this programme.

Policy, Politics and Events
20 credits

To examine the way events may be mediated through, and affected by, political actions, different social contexts, and public policy.

Strategic Management
20 credits

To recognise and evaluate the wider importance strategic decision making upon the competitive advantage of business.

Responsible Events Management
20 credits

To equip student with knowledge and understanding of event impacts and related theoretical perspectives. To provide students with the technique to outline an impact assessment study with relevant impacts assessment indicators.

Optional modules

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
20 credits

To develop an understanding of the concepts of entrepreneurship, innovation and business start-up.

Business Consultancy
20 credits

Develop an understanding of business problems and issues and provide students with the opportunity to apply key academic theories and models in the development of a solution that meets the client's needs. In addition, students will reflect on their personal development and consider next steps post-graduation.

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.

Teaching is via a combination of lectures, workshops, online activities 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.

We also offer the opportunity to undertake an optional field trip that will allow you to contextualise theory, experience a new destination and have fun. Previous destinations have included Edinburgh, Newcastle and Amsterdam. 

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 music concerts, convention and exhibition venues, fashion shows, award dinners or cultural events. 

In level 5 you get the opportunity to plan, stage and evaluate your own live event, giving you valuable work-related experience whilst raising money for a charity of your choice.

The best way to immerse yourself in the industry, however, is to undertake a year’s work placement between your second and third year, either in the UK or overseas. This will show you what it’s really like to work full time in the industry and get the buzz that comes with running a successful event. You will also put into practice what you have learnt during the course and gain new skills to add to your CV, which will significantly boost your employability.

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.

Assessment

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: 

  • 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.

Facilities

What you can expect from your School

The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, a café and a roof terrace with far reaching views of the cityscape and welsh hills. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications: 112


GCSE and equivalents

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

  • Key Skills Level 2 in English/Maths
  • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
  • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
  • Higher Diploma in Maths/English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/English
  • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
  • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Is general studies acceptable? Yes
  • Average A Level offer: BBC
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

T Levels

  • T Level requirements: 112 UCAS points in a related subject

BTEC qualifications

  • National Certificate (RQF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D* from a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
  • National Extended Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: Access programme must have minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 112 UCAS Tariff points

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Alternative qualifications considered

​Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

Reduced Offer Scheme

As part of LJMU’s commitment to widening access we offer eligible students entry to their chosen course at a reduced threshold of up to 16/8 UCAS points. This applies if you are a student who has been in local authority care or if you have participated in one of LJMU’s sustained outreach initiatives, e.g. Summer University. Please contact the admission office for further details.
Will I be interviewed?

No interview required (UCAS application form only)

IELTS

6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English language proficiency test.

International entry requirements

Find your country

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

Can this course be deferred?

Yes

Is a DBS check required?

No

Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

​We are looking for applicants who are considering a future career as a successful Events Manager. Potential students should be able to demonstrate experience, enthusiasm, commitment and motivation related to Events Management.

In addition, applicants must be able to manage and organise their own time in order to complete coursework, revise for examinations, attend lectures punctually and complete appropriate work placements. Students will be expected to work both independently and in groups for various pieces of work, and evidence of occasions when applicants have worked in groups (academically or otherwise) would be useful when considering your application form.

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.