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Undergraduate Course: Events Management (SPRT08026)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course enables students to develop their knowledge of the events industry, and gain practical experience of planning, delivering, and evaluating sports events.
Course description This course introduces students to key principles and characteristics of events and the events industry. Students will be enabled to critically analyse the place of events by exploring events' relationship to society at local, national, and international levels. The course also introduces students to the principles and processes in relation to events management as a discipline.
The course will explore characteristics of events and events management, including conceptualisation of events; history and place of events; models of events management planning, delivery, and evaluation; key leadership skills and competencies; and self-reflection of own and group performance.
The course is structured around blended learning activities in an interactive whole-class environment. Students will be expected to organise events as part of the coursework and they will receive guest lectures from events professionals and volunteers, to inspire and support them.
The assessments are non-traditional, so part of the coursework will include activities that will prepare students for the assessment methods.
Part of the assessment is based on the students planning, delivery and evaluation of an event.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of concepts, characteristics, and the inherent place of events at local, national and international level.
  2. Apply knowledge and understanding of key theories, strategies and processes required to plan and deliver an event.
  3. Critically analyse features and strategies of event conceptualisation, planning and delivery.
  4. Use a range of ICT applications to present information in relation to the processes of planning and evaluating an event.
  5. Critically reflect upon the group's and one's own process of planning and delivering an event.
Reading List
The texts listed below are core texts, from which students will be directed to particular chapters throughout the course to support them in developing their knowledge and understanding. In addition to these core texts, the students will be directed to specific journal papers each week, to support and extend their understanding of the topics covered in the course.

Bassot, B. (2013). The reflective journal. Basingstoke; Palgrave MacMillan.
Edwards, A. (1999). Reflective practice in sport management. Sport Management Review, 2(1), 67-81.
Mallen, C., & Adams, L. J. (Eds.). (2017). Event management in sport, recreation and tourism : Theoretical and practical dimensions.
Parent, M. M., & Smith-Swan, S. (2013). Managing major sports events : Theory and practice. ProQuest Ebook Central
Quinn, B. (2013). The SAGE key Concepts Series: Key concepts in event management London: SAGE Publications Ltd doi: 10.4135/9781473914742.
Robinson, L., & Palmer, D. (Eds.). (2011). Managing voluntary sport organisations Oxon: Routledge.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research and enquiry: knowledge of key concepts and issues in relation to sports events, application of knowledge in a range of events contexts, analytical skills
Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: independent study, personal reflection
Communication: written and oral communication,
Group work and cooperation: effective contribution to group project, group planning and reflection.
KeywordsSport Management,Events Management,Critical Reflection
Course organiser Sharon MacKechnie
Course secretaryMrs Alta Mene
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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