International Event Management BSc (Hons) – 2019 entry
Why choose this course
Surrey is one of the UK’s top universities for events, hospitality, tourism and transport, ranked number 2 in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2019, in the top 5 by the Guardian University Guide 2019, and top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. We are also ranked 4th for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and ranked 5th for hospitality and tourism management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018.
Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has an outstanding global reputation. The events industry is integral to cities, regions and countries and our BSc International Event Management course will enable you to develop specialised skills and knowledge in the thriving events sector alongside a foundation in business management.
What you will study
Our BSc International Event Management course examines large and small-scale events, providing you with a wide range of event-management skills and experience including planning a real event and obtaining an industry recognised events safety passport qualification.
We have industry partners who help us deliver our modules, allowing you to draw upon their wealth of experience in business, and we provide the opportunity to study and become engaged with numerous events that take place throughout the year.
Our Professional Training placements offer you the opportunity to look beyond the UK and consider events on an international scale. You will benefit from our location in the thriving economy of the south east, as well as our close proximity to London.
|Qualification||Course length||Foundation year||Professional Training||UCAS||KIS code|
|BSc (Hons)||36 months||N123||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||N820||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||60 months||N823||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||N822||View KIS data set|
Professional Training placements
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement. These will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial and digitally savvy in the workplace. These qualities are widely recognised by employers and a significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.
International Event Management placements
The Professional Training placement is an integral part of our programme. Our prestigious placement partner organisations provide opportunities for you to gain valuable experience in a professional working environment, increasing your confidence, skills and employability when you graduate.
You can choose to spend your placement in the UK, Europe or even further afield.
Some examples of organisations that participate in this scheme include:
- Langham Hotel
- Four Seasons Hotel
- Hilton Worldwide
- TUI UK & Ireland
- Barcelona Home
- MCI Group
- Goose Live Events.
Applying for placements
Professional Training placements are usually applied for and secured via an open and free-to-all process, within which students can select and apply for numerous opportunities. Placement providers use their own recruitment and selection procedures and the majority of students will secure their placement in this way. However, support is also provided to students wishing to source their own placement, subject to university requirements being met.
Students are generally not placed by the University, however they are given thorough support and guidance alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Graduates from our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management have gone on to prestigious positions within the event management industry such as:
- Graduate Management Trainee, Hilton Worldwide
- Events Coordinator, The Ampersand Hotel
- Voyage Management Trainee, Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel
- HR Coordinator, Sofitel London Heathrow
- Front Desk Management Trainee, Hilton Hotels
- Executive (Events), Global Compact Network Singapore
- Graduate Trainee, Lexington Catering.
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV. Visit our global exchanges pages to check where you can go.
We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).
Our international partners include:
- La Trobe University
- University of Queensland
- University of Central Florida.
Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable students to enhance their international outlook.
Taking part in the exchange programme is an invaluable experience that will expand your knowledge of international event management, broaden your horizons, enhance your CV and enrich your life on a personal and professional level.
In your third year you might then want to think about spending your Professional Training placement abroad. Students have worked in many places, both in Europe and beyond; if you choose to work in Europe you may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.
This is an excellent opportunity not only to acquire valuable work experience but also to improve or learn another language.
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
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Campus locationStag Hill
Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.