Foundation Science Degree in Event Management (Ulster University)
08 Jun 19
The Events sector is a vibrant segment in the UK and NI economies and makes a significant contribution to job creation in Northern Ireland. Tourism NI has identified it as a priority area. This two-year programme, validated by Ulster University, offers a wide variety of career opportunities including the hospitality industry, wedding planning, charities, event management companies, music and festival organisations, city councils and the fashion industry. In order to complete the course you will study 12 modules over two years to include: Professional & Personal Development, Enterprise Awareness, Events Operations, Marketing for Events, Introduction to Finance & Accounts and Event Management in Action. You will also get the opportunity to study some specialised modules to include - Global & Cultural events, Corporate Events, Legal Issues for Events and Leadership and People Management.
Assessment is by a combination of assignments, examinations and practical organisation of events as well as a project undertaken during work-based learning. Work-based learning requires students to acquire a placement in the events industry, which will enable them to organise or assist in the organisation of an event. Belfast Met has built up a list of contacts within all major sectors of the events industry who have offered placements in the past and are keen to offer placements in the future. The work placement undertaken in the final semester of year two enables students to gain valuable experience within the sector and may lead to opportunities for full-time employment upon completion of the programme.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units. These additional components may enhance your employability. There is no extra charge for these units.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Students who complete the course may proceed to the final year of the BSc Hons Leisure and Events Management programme at Ulster University, upon successful completion of the bridging modules, or to other relevant University courses. Alternatively, since this programme has been designed to meet the demands of a major employment growth area, there are opportunities to gain employment within the events industry straight after completion of the programme.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/full-time/entry-criteria-higher-education/. Please note the minimum tariff accepted for this course in the previous academic year was 72 points. Applicants should also hold GCSE Grade C in English and Maths or equivalent. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.