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About this course

Events Management is becoming increasingly important as a specialist field of study. Events are very diverse and can range from small private functions to large scale festivals, sports tournaments, pop concerts, carnivals and international mega-events such as the Olympic Games.

This course is designed to produce graduates equipped with the skills, knowledge and competence to manage events, who can engage with specialists in planning and executing a range of routine and complex events. This may include venue selection, public safety and crowd control, the provision of staffing, marketing, design and staging, music promotion and sponsorship.

Entry Requirements

SBC Year 1 Entry (NCUK International Foundation Year):

  • English Language Requirements:
    • A minimum of IELTS 5.0 in all components (or equivalent)
  • Academic Requirements - Standard Qualifications:
    • International Baccalaureate: A minimum of 22 points.
    • UK GCSE, IGCSE or Cambridge O Levels: A minimum of 3 A Grades and 2 B Grades including Mathematics and Science subjects (or relevant subjects depending on Business or Engineering streams).
    • UK A2 Levels: A minimum of one E grade.
    • UK AS Levels: A minimum of 2 E grades.
  • Mathematics Requirements:
    • An acceptable level of Maths is required.

SBC Year 2 Entry (NCUK International Diploma):

  • English Language Requirements:
    • A minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all components (or equivalent).
    • A minimum of IELTS 6.0 in all components (or equivalent) is required to be exempt from the SBC Year 2 EAP Revision Course.
    • A minimum of IELTS 6.5 in all components (or equivalent) is required to be eligible for entry into Sheffield, Leeds or Bradford programmes.   
  • Academic Requirements - Standard Qualifications:
    • International Baccalaureate: A minimum of 24 points.
    • Cambridge A Levels: A minimum of two D Grades.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT Reasoning Test:
      • A minimum of 550 in each part (math + verbal) of SAT I and either:
        • Advanced Placement Tests (AP) in two or more individual subjects at Grade 3 or
        • Two SAT subject tests (SAT II) with a minimum of 550 in each;
  • NCUK International Foundation Year Programme (IFY):
    • A minimum of 120 NCUK Points from two subjects following study of the NCUK IFY programme. (A minimum of 320 points is required for entry into Sheffield University programmes.)
  • Mathematics Requirements:
    • Engineering routes - a minimum of A Level Grade D (or equivalent).
    • Accounting and Finance routes - a minimum of O Level Grade C (GCSE) or equivalent. To be eligible for certain universities, grades C to A are required.
  • Physics Requirements:
    • Engineering routes - a minimum of A Level Grade D (or equivalent) is required.

The first year is the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY). It comprises the Year 1 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme, which is designed to give you the necessary skills in all 4 language areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will practise these skills by expressing your ideas in spoken or written form, taking part in academic discussions, taking effective lecture notes and giving oral presentations. This is carefully integrated with the content modules delivered by the Department of Business and Economics and the Department of Mathematics to fully prepare you for years 2-4 of the degree.
In the second year, you will start to take the typical modules in the field of events management, including Introduction to the Events Industry, Managing Events, Events in Context and Organisational Behavior. You will also take modules in the related subjects of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Law as well as Business Study Skills to facilitate your study in the highly specialised area. Therefore, in Part I (Years 1 and 2) study Events Management students will be provided with the basics of the chosen subject that are required for the advanced study in Part II (Years 3 and 4).  
Dr Lindsay Shen
Head of Huddersfield Degree Program
"The Events Management faculty brings a stimulating mix of academic disciplines, industry experience, and cultural backgrounds. The far-reaching scope of the Events Management field is reflected in the diversity of the staff."


Tony Ryan
Events Management
"Events management has a huge future. It’s a huge growth industry in the entire world especially in China. In Events Management at SBC, students cover a wide range of subjects, all the way from intro to events management through stadium arena management, event design and marketing."

In the third year, you'll study core areas of events management including Managing the Live Events, Design for Events, Events Marketing and Consumer Behaviour and the Events Experience, Media Relations Management, Human Resource Management for the Events Industry, and Stadium and Arena Management.
In the Final year, typical modules include Managing the Client Event, Global Events and Festivals, Managing Creativity, Strategic Sports Management, and Fundraising and Sponsorship for Events.