University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Event Management and Tourism

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Event Management and Tourism

Indicative course structure

Careers in event management and tourism are full of possibilities, with exciting projects in interesting places, all over the world. Whether you want to organise festivals and sports fixtures or develop thriving tourist destinations, this course will help you launch a really successful career. It uses the latest theories and real- world case studies to explore their successes and failings, as well as their sustainability, impact, cultural attributes and community engagement.

It’s a multi disciplinary, globally focused course developed in collaboration with business leaders and professional bodies and taught by Hertfordshire’s highly regarded, experienced academics.

Partnerships and opportunities

As part of our enterprise and employability focus, we give you many options to gain work experience.  You can undertake internships during the summer, engage in multiple work shadowing opportunities, and take on a year long placement between your second and third year. Our students have completed placements with a wide variety of businesses, such as Walt Disney, Bluehat Group, British Fashion Council, Givergy Events and charity organisations including Hope for Children.

Many students also choose to broaden their horizons through our study abroad programme in second year with one of our partner universities in Europe, North America or Australia. Some combine their language study options with a half-year of study in the language home country and then a further half-year work placement in the same country. Without a doubt, they come back with excellent skills in a second language in addition to fantastic memories, experiences and career skills.

Our partnership with Walt Disney World Resorts and the University of California Riverside gives our students the chance to study and work in the United States of America on this fantastic internationally renowned programme.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band

Career Prospects

Graduates have found employment in fields such as events planning, hospitality management, marketing and within large travel companies, hospitality and airlines. Our graduates can leave with key employability, enterprise and strong interpersonal skills. The average salary six months after graduating is £20,000 rising to an average of £24,000 after 40 months. 100% of BA (Hons) Event Management and Tourism graduates are in work or full time study after 6 months.

We’re extremely proud to say that 90% of graduates from this degree are employed or in further study just six months after completing the course. They go on to careers including events planning, hospitality management and marketing, often working for event management organisations, large travel companies, hospitality businesses and airlines.

Course Details

You will be studying 4 modules in each semester and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture following by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2x1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics. 

Year 1

The tourism industry framework
Hospitality operations management
Global tourism geography
Principles of tourism & event marketing
Data analysis for tourism & event management
The global event industry
Study & research skills for the event industry
Media design for event management

Year 2

Enterprise & technology for tourism & events
Tourism passenger transport
Impacts of events & festivals
Event planning & community engagement
Risk management & security for events
Career planning in the tourism industry
Social & cultural impacts of tourism
Optional modules

Destination marketing research
International field trip

Year 3

Tourism planning
Strategic business management for the tourism & event industry
Sporting events & sports tourism
Destination & visitor attraction management
Business tourism & events
Aviation & airlines
Policy, politics & events
Contemporary research themes in event studies
Hbs placement
Optional modules

Industrial placement sem b only
Industrial placement year
Placement study abroad (south east asia)
Placement study abroad (north america)
Placement study abroad (australia)
Placement study abroad a (europe)
Placement study abroad b (europe)
Placement study abroad (europe)
Industrial placement (semester a)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

Are you ready to start building your future?

Contact our admission counseller and get a free consultation.