The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Event and Venue Management with Sandwich Placement

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Event and Venue Management course is a popular choice if you wish to gain employment in this exciting and rapidly expanding industry. It is of particular benefit if you are looking to start up your own events business or if you are already an events professional looking to enhance your career prospects. The course equips you with an events management portfolio of knowledge and skills so that you can consider the diverse work opportunities available in the events industry on a regional, national and international level.

What happens on the course?

Sandwich Year

You will have the oppurtunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.

5BU005 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

Whilst studying with us, you will learn about the dynamic global marketplace within which events venues operate, gain a working understanding of digital technologies, and develop entrepreneurship and business skills that will help you to plan, organise and stage events.

The events industry is enjoying rapid growth regionally, nationally and internationally due to the scope of the industry sector and the range of employment opportunities available, such as the management of large music venues, sports stadia, tourist attractions, multi-retail outlets, and cultural festivals. Investment by governments, the creative industries, and sporting bodies, in events as a vehicle for the regeneration of cities, has resulted in destinations worldwide branding themselves as potential and suitable hosts for large profile events such as London 2012, European Capital of Culture and The Edinburgh Festival. Continuous investment in the events industry has also meant more new purpose built venues are developed in which to house events, for example the O2 arena.

What our students think

Career path

Upon graduation you can expect to enter a number of roles in the events sector, gain career progression or set up your own events business. Diverse opportunities can be found worldwide from management of venues and stadia, conferencing in hotels, staging corporate, local authority or charity events, arts and music festivals, and running your own business.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Apply critically theories, and concepts relating to the dynamic events landscape, considering political, economic, social, economic, tourism, environmental and technological dimensions to the management of events and venues in global contexts.
  2. To utilise a portfolio of transferable industry operational and entrepreneurial skills in the design, operation and management of events and venues.
  3. Consider critically an in-depth knowledge of contemporary management theories, concepts and skills: marketing, HR, finance in a services context considering the complexities of managing stakeholders and operations in an experiential events landscape.
  4. Develop personally and professionally through academic and practical knowledge and skills acquisition from understanding to critical application of research into event related issues, either individually or as part of a team culminating in written reports, essays, presentations or other media
  5. Develop awareness of and utilise digital technologies in learning environments and in the context of researching, planning, managing and evaluating events and venues.
  6. Apply theoretical concepts and models and practical research and skills to the design, organisation, operation and management of stakeholders: artists, performers, staff (including volunteers), and consumers integral to the event experience.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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