Events Management

Course details





Start Date

September 2020


BA (Hons)

About the course

Fancy learning about the important role events have in society and the skills required to plan and stage events to run like clockwork? Then UWS’s BA Events management programme is designed to take your knowledge and skills to the next level.

You’ll learn about managing projects, budgets and risk management and other operational skills needed to stage events and will develop your understanding of the important role that events have in communities at a local national and international level. You will learn ways that events can be managed to achieve sustainability goals and have a positive impact on society.

With close industry partnerships and regular guest lectures from events professionals, the content delivered on this programme aims to provide you with insight and experience of best practice across a range of events sectors, including business events, conferences, sports, music and a range of community festivals.

  • Volunteering and work-related opportunities are offered to students at all stages of the programme.
  • Volunteering and work-related opportunities are offered throughout the programme to help you develop practical skills and learn from professionals
  • Events management techniques from a variety of different sectors are studied to provide you with relevant skills sought after by employers.
  • Unique to the BA Events Management programme, the Festival Curriculum is designed to bring students from different years together to plan and stage your own live event project.
  • Industry links and guest lectures from experienced professionals ensure teaching and assessments remains up-to-date and relevant.

Guest speakers from industry and governing bodies are a regular feature of the course to provide industry insight.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including English
  • A levels: CD (56 UCAS Tariff points) plus GCSE English Language
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3H3H4 or H3H4H4 inc English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (with 4 subjects at H4)
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Humanities BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBB (144 UCAS Tariff points) including English plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths
  • A levels: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points) including English and Maths
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC: Events Management or Events or Travel & Tourism or Hospitality Management
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM in related subjects
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Events Management or Events

Please note: Applicant must have done a practical Events Management module/unit and have staged an event.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.

Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

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Clearing 2020

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