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Events Management with Hospitality BA (Hons)



What will I learn?

Weddings, festivals, parties, conferences – hospitality events are big business. With a degree from the Edge Hotel School at Essex you’ll be right in the thick of it - gaining live experience while you study for a two-year accelerated degree.With a student experience unlike any other, it may come as no surprise that the Edge Hotel School is ranked 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction for Tourism, Transport and Travel in the National Student Survey 2022. This result follows the previous ranking of 3rd in the UK in the NSS2021, demonstrating a consistent level of excellence in delivering an exceptional student experience.The BA Events Management with Hospitality is only available to students who do not require a VISA to study in the UK. Our three-year BA Events Management has very similar course content, but is structured differently to allow applications from prospective students with any fee status or VISA requirements.Our Events Management with Hospitality degree prepares you for an exciting career in hospitality events management. Alongside your studies you will gain hands-on experience in a fully-commercial 4* hotel on the university campus, Wivenhoe House.With around 45 weeks of study per year and up to six weeks of annual holiday you will be able to fast-track your degree and start your career sooner. In your final level you will work on a live events project to put all of the experience and knowledge gained throughout your degree into practice. Throughout the course you will study topics including:- Event planning and operations- Budget and resource management- Marketing and sales- Entrepreneurship and business strategyThe Edge Hotel School experience is unlike any other student experience, where you'll will have the best of both worlds. Not only will you graduate from a fantastic university - you will develop your industry knowledge and professional skills by gaining valuable experience within a fully-commercial 4* country house hotel with real guests and customers.

Which department am I in?

Edge Hotel School

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,300.00 (US$ 27,703) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 October 2023


Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,



CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Minimum of 3 APTs with two at 3 or above and one at 4 or above plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university

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