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Wolverhampton Business School

Event and Venue Management with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

The BA (Hons) Event and Venue Management with Foundation Year course is a popular choice if you wish to gain employment in this exciting and rapidly expanding industry.

The BA (Hons) Event and Venue Management with Foundation Year course is a popular choice if you wish to gain employment in this exciting and rapidly expanding industry.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N822
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Event and Venue Management with Foundation Year 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.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.



What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:


Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)

Year 2

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

4LI011 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

4LI001 Introduction to Events and Venues (20 Credits)

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4LI007 Employability: The World of Work (20 Credits)

4LI009 Venue Design and Management (20 Credits)

Year 3

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5LI018 Services Marketing (20 Credits)

5LI007 Functions and Special Events (20 Credits)

5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)

5LI005 Employability: Managing Finance and Human Resources (20 Credits)

5LI017 Research Themes in Events 20 SEM2 Core (20 Credits)

Year 4

6LI011 Sustainability and Events and Venues or 6LI024 The Wedding Experience (20 Credits)

6MK002 Marketing Strategy 20 SEM1 or 6BU009 Social Enterprise in Context or 6BE001 Creating and Starting a New Business Venture or 6BE002 Strategies for Building Business Success (20 Credits)

6LI022 Research, Interpretation and Analysis (20 Credits)

6BU008 Strategy and Consultancy (20 Credits)

6LI012 Managing Digital Events and Venues (20 Credits)

6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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.  

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.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 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.

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

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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