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DT413
Event Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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Studying this course will give you practical and theoretical skills in all aspects of event management. The event manager oversees and arranges all aspects of the event. Students become knowledgeable in areas such as event planning and design, marketing, sponsorship, staging and health and safety.

Students are equipped with knowledge, understanding and professional management skills needed to be successful in the exciting and vibrant events industry.

As well as event specific subjects such as Event Staging, Event Industry Studies and Event Risk Management, students follow a broad business course with subjects such as Management, Marketing and Finance and Law being some of the key areas studied to ensure that our graduates are well equipped to be successful in the sector.

To ensure that our students hit the ground running, there are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2017 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
DHCXX  5M2083  Hospitality Operations
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business


Essential Module Requirements:
Four Distinctions

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to work in any events sector. Many of our graduates have established their own event management companies. Opportunities are also available in consultancy, research and postgraduate education.

The range of transferrable skills and competencies that we teach lead to jobs in areas such as Event and Entertainment Enterprises, Conference Organisation, National and Regional Tourism Organisations, Hotels, Public Relations, Self-Employment, Project Management, Venue Management, Conventions, Sports Tourism, Community Development and Arts and Music Sectors.



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