International Events Management - BA (Hons)

Events management is a multi-billion pound global industry which is predicted to grow by more than 10% over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Our BA (Hons) International Events Management programme combines residential trips to events destinations, regular visits to high-profile national and international events and venues, specialist guest lectures, and full involvement in organising a wide range of live events on our beautiful Regent’s Park campus.

We take a holistic approach to your professional and personal development, and seek to hone your skills and broaden your involvement in the industry as your studies progress.

Our programme covers many different disciplines from the global events management industry, and offers a practical but academically rigorous approach to undergraduate study.

You will experience a wide range of different events from the world of luxury, fashion, music, sport, international professional associations, corporates, charities, agencies, and many more, with the aim of developing your understanding of the benefits and challenges of organising events in today’s industry.

We provide regular opportunities for you to organise live events, at different stages, covering different roles. 

By the end of the programme you will graduate as an accomplished global events manager, ready to lead and succeed in whatever area of the industry interests you most.

 

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Why should I choose this programme?

Our BA (Hons) International Events Management programme is based on the demands of the industry, developing the full range of key personal and professional skills which are sought by employers, and are equally essential if you intend to establish your own events business.

These include analytical and research-based skills generated from classroom study, together with applied skills derived from organising and delivering live events with fellow students as part of the programme’s core modules. 

Industry employers seek graduates with a combination of both commercial work experience and comprehensive subject knowledge and understanding, therefore you will complete a minimum of 16 weeks of full-time work experience as part of the programme to prepare you for the world of work. 

We believe that the best education in international events management is:

  • Intimate
  • Intensive
  • International
  • Industry-focused
  • Independent

Intimate 

Our teaching philosophy is based on personal attention: our classes are intimate, with a typical cohort size of around 25 students.

Every student gets to know their lecturers and peers, and you benefit from more contact time with teaching staff than elsewhere. 

The University’s mission is to develop tomorrow’s global leaders: developing you as a future leader in international events management is most effectively done in an intimate learning environment.

Intensive

Our BA (Hons) programme is dynamic and intensive, combining classroom study with residential and day trips, specialist speakers, live projects and industry opportunities. 

We will immerse you in the events industry and the discipline of management for the duration of the programme, as well as provide you with the connections to succeed thereafter.

International

There is no better place to study international events management than Regent’s, itself one of London’s most popular events venues.

With students from over 140 nationalities spread across a small community of 3,500 full-time students, we can confidently claim to be the most internationally diverse university in the UK. 

Industry-focused

As well as being industry-focused in its design and content, your programme is delivered by practitioners from industry, encompassing live projects and masterclasses with influential industry professionals.

You can begin your relationship with staff from our dedicated Careers & Business Relations team from Day One, some of whom will jointly deliver teaching on certain modules.

Independent

As a private institution, independence is our legal status, but it is also an attitude of mind. 

We make an intellectual claim on independence, and our students are encouraged to think and operate with independence and individuality.

This is essential to success in delivering truly world-class events.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • To develop comprehensive subject knowledge and understanding of the global  events management industry
  • To gain a wide variety of applied skills through industry work experience opportunities including full-time placements, volunteering roles and internships  
  • To develop an international network of professional relationships with many different industry stakeholders including multi-national organisations and brands, event agencies, recruitment companies, and events venues and suppliers
  • To experience at least one Study Period Abroad, further developing academic knowledge in international events management

Future opportunities

Upon graduation, our students enter a wide variety of employment roles with organisations ranging from international event management agencies and suppliers, convention centres, tourism organisations, high-profile events venues, multi-national corporates, and international sporting organisations, as well as establishing their own businesses.

Our students often have entrepreneurial interests which we help to develop through their studies on the programme.

You too may choose to set up your own business within the events industry upon graduation

 

Endorsement

The BA (Hons) International Event Management programme has industry partnerships with a range of global organisations operating within the events management sector. These include:

  • American Express
  • Aspire (Spinal Injuries Charity)
  • Barclays Bank
  • Cirque Le Soir (London Events Venue)
  • F1H2O (International Powerboat Association)
  • FreemanXP (International Event Management Agency)
  • Hyundai Motor UK Ltd
  • Imagination (International Event Management Agency)
  • International Live Events Association
  • JL Events Management
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Real Recruitment (Industry Recruitment Agency)
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Teenage Cancer Trust

Length

This is a 4 year full-time programme. 

Additional information

As part of the programme, you will complete at least one semester of Study Period Abroad where further investigation of the international events management industry takes place, and have the opportunity to complete a 4-6 month full-time international industry work placement (which can be undertaken in London or globally) as part of your degree.

Such placements are conducted with global event management agencies, international events venues, suppliers and tourism organisations, or multi-national organisations or brands, for example. 

An increasing number of students from the programme are securing full-time employment post-graduation with organisations they have been employed by as part of their studies at the University

Modules

Modules are subject to approval. *

Year 1                                   

  • Analytical Tools and Techniques for Business                                     
  • Accounting and Finance                                               
  • Introduction to Marketing for the Events Industry                               
  • Introduction to International Events Planning Industry  
  • Global Perspectives       
  • Academic Environment                
  • BA (Hons) Global Management Elective      
  • Regents Module Elective

Year 2

  • Sustainability                                    
  • Managing HR in the Events Industry                                       
  • International Destination Management                
  • Events Planning and Production               
  • Integrated Marketing Communication for Events             
  • Introduction to Business Law     
  • Regents Module Elective             
  • BA (Hons) Global Management Elective      
  • Regents Module Elective

Year 3

  • Study Period Abroad/Placement Learning Project 

Year 4

  • BA (Hons) International Events Management Capstone
  • Fashion, Music and Sports Event Management 
  • International Business Strategy in Events                                           
  • Free Option Module
  • Special Events Management and the User Experience   
  • International Tourism and Event Studies
  • Free Option Module

Elective modules

  • Luxury Brand Management and International Events
  • Strategic Communication in International Events Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Services Marketing
  • Public Relations

*Module descriptions will be available shortly.

 

Future start dates

18 September 2017

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Fees

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

 

Fees September 2017

Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU students advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

* Fees for the Study Period Abroad Year is 50% of annual tuition fee.

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Academic requirements

We require a minimum of three passes at GCE A-level at grade C or above, and five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English and Maths. We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • Five Scottish Highers
  • Five Irish Leaving Certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Full Diploma
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturita
  • US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4
  • Swedish Slutbetyg

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted; please contact us for further information.

Please note, if you are applying with a 12-year high school qualification such as an American High School Diploma (without any AP passes), you will normally be required to complete the one-year Integrated Foundation before progressing to your chosen BA (Hons) degree course.

If applying via UCAS, please refer to the full list of UCAS course codes. Please refer to the How to apply section below, for more information.

Transfer of credits 
If you have already participated in degree-level education, you may be able to transfer some of your credits towards a course at RUL. We recognise Advanced Prior Learning (APL), which may make it possible for you to begin your studies at a more advanced level within the programme.
This is at the discretion of RUL. 

Any applicant being considered for APL will be required to have equivalent qualifications from another university. A key criterion for the acceptance of APL qualifications will be the similarity of the learning outcomes between the two programmes, so that the exemptions can be matched specifically to particular modules within the RUL undergraduate degree programme.

To apply for transfer of credit, you must provide detailed descriptions (certified English translations where necessary) of any courses taken, and transcripts of relevant grades. Transfer of credit will only be assessed before entry. Please note: all transfer students must complete at least three semesters at RUL, and transfer into the final year of the degree programme is not possible. All credit transfer is subject to a language test in your chosen foreign language(s). Your level of foreign language skills will determine the level at which you can enter the programme.

Languages
English is the language of instruction, but it is not a language option. Of the nine languages offered at Regent's, you cannot study your native language. In addition, the programme does not allow students to take more than one language at beginner level. 

Language Testing
At registration, if you are a non-beginner language student you will be required to take a diagnostic test in your chosen language. The results of this test will determine which language class you will be placed in.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014

 

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014

 

 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 5.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration. Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration page

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If applying via UCAS please remember to indicate your language choice on the UCAS form.

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course, and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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The Dean of Business & Management’s Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Business & Management has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

 

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship

The Regent’s polo team has enjoyed considerable success over recent years, with our novice team winning second place in the Schools and Universities Polo Association competition in 2014. From March 2017, Regent’s will host its own annual invitational tournament.

To support the team’s continuous improvement, from 2017 the University will award two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the team’s development.

The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper, in recognition of his sporting prowess and exceptional leadership skills.

Prince Filippo, the heir to a noble Florentine family, was in his first year of study for the BA (Hons) International Business at the University when his life was cut short by a tragic accident in 2016. The scholarship celebrates Filippo’s life and the promise he showed, both on and off the field.

Regent’s Vice Chancellor Professor Aldwyn Cooper described Filippo as a young man who ‘Epitomised the type of student we seek to recruit to Regent’s. His application to study, enjoyment of sport and leadership in many fields were outstanding.’

Filippo’s tutor, Samantha Lee, said: ‘He proved not only to have a keen business mind, but was also a motivational and supportive team player and an inspiring leader. Filippo achieved a first-class result in the team-working and leadership event and his team named him Most Valued Player.’

 

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Study methods

You will experience a wide variety of teaching methods and approaches including lectures, seminar-based activities, group and individual projects, the organisation of live and assessed events on core events modules, attendance at a selection of UK industry events, live pitches to high-profile organisations, guest lectures from predominant industry personnel, University-based exams, and analysis of many different commercial case studies.

A broad approach to learning and teaching is adopted in order that you experience the many different aspects of the international events industry, and hear from its varied stakeholders, each with a fresh perspective on the industry and its challenges.

Average class size

The average class size on the programme is 25 students.

Average contact hours 

On average you will experience 18 contact hours on the degree per week. 

Proportion of self-study time expected

You are encouraged to conduct significant independent learning to support your contact hours with staff, and have the opportunity to consistently meet with the programme team to discuss any module queries or issues.

Assessment structure

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including industry case studies, individual and group-based reports and presentations, live industry pitches, University exams, the compilation of blogs and videos, and through the organisation of charity fundraising events on campus.

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

 

 

Last updated: 17 January 2017

 

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Key information

Name
International Events Management
Qualification
BA (Hons)
Level
Undergraduate
UCAS Code
N812
Study mode
Full time
Duration
4 years
Tuition fees
£16,400 *
Scholarships
Yes *
Next start date
18 September 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
Yes
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees and scholarships

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