Overview

This course introduces participants to the events industry, the event planning process and the complexities involved in organising events.

Summary

This course develops participants knowledge of the global events industry. The nature and scope of events are investigated together with the event planning process. It will provide participants with a sound basis on which to plan, manage and execute an event.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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About

This course introduces participants to the events industry, looking at the event planning process and the complexities involved in organising an event.

In the past few decades, event management has grown and matured into a legitimate and widely recognised profession. In many instances, the tasks expected of event organisers have changed in response to government policy and commercial pressure. The rapid increase in the number of events in recent years, especially high profile events, has also made it a more competitive environment for funding, audiences and other resources. The course will consider the role of the event manager in the twenty first century and discuss the skills required to be successful in this dynamic industry.

The course will appeal to a wide variety of interests and backgrounds such as:

  • Those currently employed in the leisure, event and tourism sectors who wish to progress to managerial positions.

  • Those who have an undergraduate qualification in a non-cognate area and who wish to enhance career opportunities within the field of event management.

  • Those with a cognate undergraduate qualification who are ambitious, and who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills in this specialist area.

Linked programmes

MSc International Event Management , PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework - (1) Staging an event - a 2500 word essay which will discuss the factors which are considered essential to ensure success in staging an event (50%) and (2) Event Evaluation - participants are required to become involved in an event either as a volunteer or as part of their normal course of work and will then be asked to critically evaluate key aspects of the event planning/implementation and control processes.

Attendance

The course requires attendance on three individual consecutive days from 9.15am to 5.15pm on 26, 27 and 28 September 2018 plus three additional ‘Learning Set’ days from 10am to 1pm on 3, 10 and 17 October 2018 to meet with the tutors and student groups to develop assessed work. Attendance is usually only required for one morning or afternoon session on one of the Learning Set dates.

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 26 September 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 26 September 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£611.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£611.00
International:
£1,520.00

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/student/tuition-fees-payments

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

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