In the first academic year, you pursue a number of core modules which include business and event-specific modules. In subsequent years, you further develop theoretical and practical skills and explore some of the specialist areas of event management. In the final academic year, you undertake an Extended Independent Study module and may choose from a consultancy project, a part-time work placement or a dissertation. You explore the theories and concepts of events; the vocational nature of the subject and the nature and characteristics of event workplaces; the environmental context of event management; the techniques needed to operate effectively in the events industry; the skills needed to research and present findings in the events domain; and the generic knowledge and skills needed to function in any business environment. The Event Management course is vocationally orientated, reflecting the University’s close relationships with organisations in both the private and public sectors. We have links with many venues and event management companies, which provides you with yearround opportunities to get involved in local and national events. Local employers make regular contributions to the programme and many offer work placements. Within this context, you acquire vital business skills and experience, and become involved with the local community.