The Events and Festivals Management course offers you an excellent opportunity to study one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing industries. This course aims to teach you how to plan and manage events, and highlights the importance of events in various industries. You will also explore a range of industry-related issues and learn how events/festival businesses operate.
Why Study Events and Festivals Management (Shrewsbury) with us?
The course at Shrewsbury has been developed from the success of Events Management at the University of Chester, which regularly scores high levels of student satisfaction and employability prospects within the event and festival industry. The entire degree course is integrated through a study of the practices, processes, people and places that characterise event and festival activity at various levels. The course is underpinned by the active research and extensive experience of the lecturing team.
|Typical Entry||112 UCAS points|
|GCE A Level||
A minimum of 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent
BTEC Extended Diploma/BTEC Diploma
Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
OCR National Extended/Diploma: Merit profile
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts.
We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.
English Language Requirements
- IELTS Academic: Undergraduate: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any band)
- Postgraduate: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)
This section aims to provide you with a course overview, as well as information on how you will be taught and assessed.
What will I learn?
Year 1 (Level 4) introduces you to the core management functions and elements of learning: the study of events and festivals management, planning and managing events/festivals and the nature of the events management industry.
What will I learn?
In Year 2 (Level 5), these core elements are developed further with an emphasis on the practical application of theoretical principles to real life industry examples. Carrying out your own live event and undertaking a five week industry work placement may also be an option, and there are opportunities to undertake this placement overseas.
What will I learn?
Year 3 (Level 6) is where you have the option to shape your degree to your interests and future career aspirations. You will study current and contemporary issues in events and festivals management, and may have the opportunity to carry out your own individual management/research project.
" Events and Festivals Management is a very dynamic programme which offers students the opportunity to understand and appreciate the practical and theoretical perspectives that underpin the rapidly growing multi-billion pound event industry."
How will I be taught?
You may be taught via a range of different methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, expert guest speakers from industry and field visits to events management venues and events/tourism destinations.
If you are interested in studying this course with a Foundation Year, please note you will be taught at the University of Chester for your Foundation Year, and subsequent years of study (Levels 4, 5 and 6) will be based at University Centre Shrewsbury.
You will usually study six subjects/modules per academic year. On average you will be timetabled for around 12 hours per teaching week. There are 24 teaching weeks per academic year.
You are expected to work independently outside of these contact hours in order to prepare for classes and assessments, and to inform your knowledge of the relevant subject areas.
How will I be assessed?
We use a broad range of assessment methods, including reports, academic essays, examinations, discussion groups, presentations, debates, practical work and portfolios of evidence. The majority of assessment is via various forms of coursework.
Work Based Learning
As part of your studies you may take our Work Based Learning module, where you will be fully supported in securing a work placement of at least 150 hours, which you may be able to use in trying out a future career. Alternatively, you may wish to undertake Experiential Overseas Learning, where you can take advantage of our long-established links with organisations worldwide. Most students have the opportunity to undertake either one of these options as an integral part of their undergraduate course.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Studying abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons and enhance your academic experience. Depending on your course of study, we offer a number of exciting ways in which you can incorporate international study within your degree.
Fees and Funding
UK/EU Fees 2018
It is not currently possible to state what our exact fees will be for students starting an undergraduate degree in 2018.
Our full-time undergraduate tuition fees for UK and EU students entering University in 2017/18 are £9,250 a year, or £1,540 per module for part-time study. The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by increases in the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
The level of fees that students starting their studies in 2018 will pay is expected to be determined by outcomes of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF has been introduced by the Government to encourage universities to focus on the quality of the teaching that they offer and to help prospective students find clear information about where teaching quality is high, and where students have achieved the best outcomes.
The TEF outcomes are not currently known. The TEF process has been designed to help students applying for university places for 2018 and the outcomes will be announced at the end of May 2017 in time for prospective students for 2018 entry to apply from September 2017. Following the announcement of the TEF outcomes, fees for University of Chester students starting in 2018 will be published here.
Annual Tuition Fee
Full Fee Payment Award (per academic year)
International Foundation Programmes
Bachelor's degree including Foundation
Your course will involve additional costs not covered by your tuition fees. This may include books, printing, photocopying, educational stationery and related materials, specialist clothing, travel to placements, optional field trips and software. Compulsory field trips are covered by your tuition fees.
If you are living away from home during your time at University, you will need to cover costs such as accommodation, food, travel and bills.
Bursaries are a form of financial help in addition to student loans and grants that do not have to be paid back. The bursaries we are offering for 2017 entrants are listed below.
Application Process for University Bursaries
There is no application process (except for the part-time bursary); but do remember to give consent to share your household income with the University of Chester when you apply for student funding.
We will automatically review your eligibility and notify you if you are eligible; normally by letter to your home address.
If you are not sure whether you have consented to share your information with the University, you can contact the Consent to Share Helpline on 0845 603 4016 and agree to share your information over the telephone. Please note that your parents or sponsor will also have to contact the helpline.
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Available to new full-time undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of over £6,000) who have a means tested household income of £25,000 or less.
Cash payment and ‘in-kind’ beneﬁts of £500 per year of study.
Chester Bursary for Part-Time Students
Available to new part-time undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of at least £7,000), enrolled for a minimum of 40 credits at the start of Level 4, and with a declared residual household income of £25,000 or less.
Bursary: up to £1,500
Cash payments made on a pro-rata basis depending on the number of credits studied each academic year.
Care Leavers Bursary
Available to new full-time Level 4 undergraduate home students under the age of 25, paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, who have evidence of their care leaver status.
Bursary: up to £7,000
Mixture of cash, 'in-kind’ beneﬁts and fee waiver.
Contact the Bursary Team at University.Bursary@chester.ac.uk for more information about the Care Leavers Bursary.
Young Adult Carers Bursary
Working in partnership with Young Carers organisations locally, this bursary is available for eligible young carers.
Bursary Package totalling: £4,500
Contact Martina Ferrari at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Young Adult Carers Bursary.
University Centre Shrewsbury
The University of Chester and Shropshire Council have established University Centre Shrewsbury to increase your Higher Education prospects and offer a student experience shaped to you.
Since welcoming our first cohort in 2015, we have strived to offer students a well-rounded and supportive university experience within the beautiful medieval town of Shrewsbury.
An impressive choice of facilities are available at our two principal sites; Guildhall and Rowley’s House. Their convenient location, just a short walk from the town centre, allows students to explore the picturesque streets alongside your studies.
The newly renovated Guildhall building is used as the main centre for teaching and learning. It provides fresh, modern, open spaces for students, in which you will find brand-new computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories and a spacious library.
Outside of the classroom you can relax in the student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café.
Our Careers and Employability Service
The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.
Careers and Employability aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.
We are here to help you plan your future and to enhance your employability. We provide access to part-time jobs and work shadowing. We offer practical one-to-one help with career planning including help with CVs, applications and mock interviews. We deliver group sessions on career planning within each taught programme. We have extensive information on graduate jobs and postgraduate study.
Students and graduates of the University of Chester can use our services free of charge for up to three years after graduating. Graduates of other UK universities within three years of graduation are also welcome to use our services during vacations. A charging policy applies to other clients - please contact us for more details.
Sitting within a loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a vibrant and cultural town, steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. With cobbled streets filled with original and one-off independent restaurants and shops, and a broad range of pubs, clubs, wine bars and restaurants to enjoy at night, there’s lots to explore and enjoy as a student in Shrewsbury.
If it’s sports that you’re interested in, there is a good selection available: from outdoor adventures on the Shropshire Hills to daily cycles through the town centre. Shrewsbury is also home to a number of events and festivals throughout the year, such as: Shrewsbury Folk Festival, The Big Busk, Shrewsbury Food Festival and the Shrewsbury regatta; an annual rowing event.
Open Days 2017
Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at University Centre Shrewsbury.
Open Days 2017
Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.
- Saturday 14th October
- Saturday 28th October
- Saturday 21st October
- Saturday 21st October