International Year One in Events Management

The International Year One in Events Management is a first-year undergraduate equivalent programme that builds students’ knowledge and skills in the Events Management field. You will also study our integrated English for Academic Purposes module which is accepted in lieu of IELTS and will help you improve your English language skills.

Students who successfully complete the International Year One in Events Management gain guaranteed access to the second year of an international bachelor’s degree at a top-ranked university with hundreds of degree courses to choose from.

What will I study?*

Students enrolled in the International Year One in Events Management complete a total of 8 modules (4 per semester). Click on the modules below to read a brief overview.

*Please note that our International Year One in Events Management is currently undergoing a redevelopment process. This update is being meticulously carried out by our subject matter experts and is set to be finalised by our Quality Validation Panel. Consequently, the modules and university progression options for the 24/25 academic year are subject to confirmation. We are committed to providing an updated and relevant curriculum that aligns with the evolving needs of the global business landscape.

Business Economics (15 credits)

This module aims to provide business students on a level four programme with the essential economic knowledge and understanding which will enable them to be able to place business related issues and problems in the wider economic context, as well as being able to recognise the contributions that economics can make in analysing and resolving business issues and problems.

Business Skills (15 credits)

This module aims to provide students with a range of skills that will prepare them for study of the International Year One programme as well as future undergraduate studies in business and management related programmes in UK universities. The knowledge and skills gained throughout the module will provide students with transferable skills that will also be beneficial in the world of work

Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)

This module aims to give students an appreciation of what organisations are, the purpose of establishing formal organisations, and the many inter-related aspects of collective and individual behaviour that can impact on the success or otherwise of organisations.

There are different approaches to analysing organisational behaviour and these will be considered during the course of this module.

The module also addresses a number of the inter-relating facets of organisational behaviour including organisational structure, approaches to leadership and management, culture within organisations, motivation and organisational change.

Introduction to the Events Industry (15 credits)

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the events industry in order to prepare students for future study in Events Management and related areas.

This will cover topics such as the history and tradition of events to understand their significant role within society; key characteristics of a range of events to define and categorising them; an introduction to the size and scope of the events industry, noting the different organisations,
roles and positions available with reference to public, private and voluntary organisations; Identify the main demand-generating sources of events; analyse changes in the macro and micro-environments that may determine future trends; introduce impact assessments as a method of evaluation

Management Themes and Case Studies (15 credits)

The aim of this module is to provide students with the theory, practice and structure of the fundamental elements of business management. The module focuses on the application of the strategic, operational and ethical streams of business management in a range of different organisations.

The module also addresses a range of inter-related topics which further develop students’ understanding of the core themes of management.

Marketing (15 credits)

The aims of this module are to provide students with an introduction to a range of theories and concepts underpinning key elements of marketing planning with a focus on the application of those theories and concepts to a range of different organisations.

Management Accounting (15 credits)

This module aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the function and the importance of management accounting in supporting management decision-making. It is recognised that students studying this module may not progress to further, specialist accountancy studies and it is therefore important to give a broad, introductory module rather than technically detailed coverage of the subject.

The module will cover key areas such as ‘decision making’; ‘cost assignment’; ‘planning and control’ to give specialist accounting students the foundation they will require for more advanced coverage of the subject area

Managing Events (15 credits)

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to events management operations in order to prepare students for future study in Events Management and related areas.

The module aims to conceptualise events and identify their characteristics explore the organisational and management implications involved in staging events. Identify project management planning systems, identifying event aims and objectives, venue selection, health and safety and legal issues, financial planning and events promotion. Introduce students to organisation, planning managing and controlling specific types of event

How will I be assessed?

The assessment breakdown is generally 25% coursework and 75% exam.

Each semester will include formative tasks that will prepare you for the later summative assessments. You will also complete homework assignments, engage with past examination questions and other activities. For the summative assessments, you will be evaluated separately in each module.

Why study Events Management?

Studying Events Management is ideal for those who love a challenge and would like to work in a fast-paced industry. You will learn all the industry insights and organisational skills that will allow you to deliver a wide range of events, from weddings to sporting occasions and much more.

Some jobs that are directly related to the Events Management area are Conference Centre Management, Event Manager, Hotel Manager and many more. Besides, there are plenty of jobs where this degree can be useful such as Charity fundraiser, Marketing Executive, Talent Agent or Public Relations Officer.

University Progression

By completing the International Year One in Events Management you will be able to progress to 10+ NCUK Universities across the UK, Australia and New Zealand where you will have 70+ degree courses to choose from, including popular options such as Economics, Innovation, International Business, Business, Public Relations and many more!

To find out all the progression options available for students who complete the International Year One in Events Management have a look at our University Course Finder. Find out more about the universities that you can progress to by clicking the button below:

Qualification & Module Overview

The following document will provide you with an overview of what to expect from the International Year One in Events Management qualification and a wider understanding of each individual module. This includes information on the aims of the qualification, course structures, assessment methods and more.

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Entry requirements

To register the International Year One in Events Management applicants must meet all of the following entry conditions:

Entry requirements

  • Have achieved at least an NCUK EAP ‘D’ grade or hold an acceptable equivalent alternative English language qualification.
  • Have achieved Grade ‘B’ in (I)GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. NCUK IFY Mathematics or NCUK International Foundation Year Half Mathematics Grade ‘D’ may also be used. For the Events Management route, (I)GCSE Grade C is sufficient.


  • obtained a minimum of 48 NCUK foundation points with a D in at least 2 subjects following study of the NCUK International Foundation Year programme


  • obtained a minimum of grade ‘D’ in two relevant UK recognised ‘A’ levels.


  • met one of NCUK’s country-specific entry requirements, which can be found here.
  • have completed a satisfactory entry interview designed to assess motivation, post-diploma study plans and preparedness for the programme.

Applicants outside of the published entry requirements may also be eligible for the qualification on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss with your preferred Study Centre.

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