This course introduces participants to the events industry, the event planning process and the complexities involved in organising events.
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/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809
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About this course
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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 programmesMSc International Event Management , PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development
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.
The course requires attendance on three individual consecutive days from 9.15am to 5.15pm in late September 2017 plus three additional ‘Learning Set’ days from 10am to 1pm in October 2017 to meet with the tutors and student groups to develop assessed work (attendance is only required on one of the Learning Set days).
Any undergraduate degree
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.
- 27 September 2017
Fees and funding
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- England, Scotland & Wales:
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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
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