BA (Hons) Events Management TOP UP

Key Details

  • Available at:
  • Course type:
    Degrees (Higher Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Part-time, Full-time
  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Business and Management
  • Course Length:

    Full-time: 1 year OR Part-time: 2 years. Also available on a modular basis.

  • UCAS Codes:
  • Awarding Body:
    Bangor University
  • Bilingual:

Course Description

Are you educated to Foundation Degree level and looking to learn more?

If you have already completed the Foundation Degree (FdA) Events Management (or equivalent), then this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto Level 6 and gain a full honours degree.

This qualification will build upon your existing specialist knowledge and skills, developing these in a range of professional areas relating to events management.

It will help you develop critical practices and independent learning strategies, which will allow you to undertake research and take full responsibility for your own learning and professional development.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.


Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

Additional Costs

Additional costs may be associated with the following:

During the programme students may be encouraged to become members of professional bodies that may have additional costs.

As part of the programme, external visits may also take place that may require a financial contribution from the student which students should budget approximately £50 for this.

These details are given as guidance, and further costs could be incurred depending on opportunities.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Entry Criteria

Language requirements:

  • GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 or above.
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English, or
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 6 or above, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5).

Academic requirements:

Direct entry onto this level 6 Bachelor Degree (Hons) top up year will be for those progressing students from the GLlM FdA Events Management, after successful completion of the foundation degree. Entry onto level 6 from alternate institutions and programmes will be considered on an individual basis in line with GLlM credit transfer policy, based on previous successful study of 240 credits, 120 credits per level 4 and 5 in a compatible qualification (within the time frame outlined in the policy). Or by supporting their application with the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLlM regulations and policy.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

If your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements listed above, we would still encourage you to apply for the course you're interested in, as many of our courses will consider learners based on their previous work and skills experience rather than their qualifications.


The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops and practical work
  • Tutorials
  • Guest speakers
  • Student-centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)


Full-time: 1 year, typically one long day (9.00am – 9.00pm), or two shorter days (9.00 am - 3.30 pm)

Part-time: 2 years infill to full-time programme


For specific course enquiries, please contact

Claire Jones (Programme Leader):

Celine Rea (Administration):

For general enquiries about our degrees, please contact:


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Dissertation
  • Research Proposal
  • Exam
  • Essays
  • Case Study
  • Group Debate Video
  • Seminar/Research papers
  • Presentations


Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.


This programme is aimed at anyone looking to progress in their current organisation, seek new career opportunities, start their own business or simply to gain skills in the events management industry.

Graduates have opportunities to continue with further study at Masters and Phd level, or start new careers in the events industry or gain additional responsibilities and increased status within their existing organisations.

Practitioners in the events industry work within events organisations, festivals and entertainment industries, regional tourism organisations, theatres, arts centres, conference and exhibition facilities, tourist attractions, the outdoor sector, corporate and sports centres, the hotel sector and catering activities.

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

The level 6 BA (Hons) in Events Management, continues to build on skills developed during level 4 and 5 foundation degree. The broad curriculum from foundation degree to the BA (Hons) degree covers all the main event and business disciplines and focuses on contemporary issues. The level 6 course will give the appropriate opportunity to continue to develop skills whilst applying these to resolve various problems encountered by organisations, including skills of analysis and interpretation which will be useful in subsequent career or future study. On completion of the course students will know about planning and controlling event activities, and will have the ability to apply knowledge to a wide range of scenarios and problems.


Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory) In the dissertation module, students will research a topic that interests them. After proposing a title and conducting a literature review for the research proposal, students will put together a dissertation/research project. (Research Proposal 10%, Dissertation 90%)

Strategic Management (20 credits, compulsory) This module aims to develop an appreciation of the 21st century internal and external environmental issues that affect strategic decision making within organisations. It will explore and develop evaluative skills in the use of frameworks as a tool for strategic decision making within business environments. (Exam 50%, Essay 50%)

Ethics in Events, Hospitality and Tourism Industry (20 credits, compulsory) The ethics module aims to investigate and evaluate the principles and theories of ethics within events, tourism and hospitality contexts. Theories will be discussed and appraised in order to establish the value of their existence in today’s events, tourism and hospitality climates while both global and local influences will also be discussed in order to recognise the involvement of the various stakeholders within these contexts. (Essay 50%, Seminar/Research paper 30%, Presentation 20%)

Contemporary Event Issues (20 credits, compulsory) This module will use innovative methods to engage students with theory of, industry standards and best practice in order to contribute to the ever-changing event industry. Students will critically reflect upon the on the benefits of keeping regularly informed of emerging trends and being inspired through reliable sources. Students will investigate current issues that are impacting on the event industry and disseminate their findings using a variety of methods. (Essay 30%, Case Study 40%, Group Debate Video 30%)

Event Policy and Regulations (20 credits, compulsory) This module aims is to critique the relationship between events and public policy at the international, national, regional and local level and gain a firm understanding of the current health, safety and risk requirements within the sector. Students will appraise how and why governments and other agencies make event policy decisions with the aim of driving long-term inward investment. Students will examine the process of policy formation and the role of legislation and regulation of event delivery. In addition, students will critically evaluate the complexities of risk and health and safety. They will become familiar with organisational tools and techniques vital to this complex industry. (Seminar/Research paper 60%, Presentation 40%)

Would you like to apply for this course?

Part Time

The application system is currently closed. For further information, please contact the college.

Full Time

Applications are made through UCAS.

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