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Wolverhampton Business School

Event and Venue Management with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N823
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  • Fees View
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

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 opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.

5BU005 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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.






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 Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. 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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