Top 10 UK University for degrees in Events Management in the Guardian 2017 league table.
This highly respected Masters course is ideal if you are looking to develop your leadership and management potential in the events sector.
During the course you will develop your understanding of events operations, planning, risk management, marketing, finance and strategy in the context of a wide variety of events, including conferences, exhibitions, festivals, product launches, trade shows and sporting events.
A global perspective
You will study alongside students from Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia, helping you to develop a global perspective towards events management.
Learn from the best
Our award-winning team specialise in events management, not just generic business. They are heavily involved with the needs of the events industry and are members of professional groups such as the Association for Events Educators (AEME) and the Professional Event Safety Advisers Group, amongst others.
Links with employers and industry
Throughout the course there are lots of opportunities for you to meet industry professionals as we invite guest speakers and organise industry days on campus. There are also opportunities to work on real life projects helping you to combine theory and practice. You can also undertake consultancy projects and work on major events such as Glastonbury and the London Marathon.
We are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, a member of the National Outdoor Events Association and a founding member of the Association of Events Management Educators - assuring you of our good industry links and reputation.
Placement - Available to UK/EU students only
Study full time and you have the option to include an integrated work placement of up to 12 months as part of your Masters qualification. By choosing this option you will study your Independent Scholarship module ‘on-the-job’, allowing you to research real world issues faced by your company.
If you are not currently employed, we can support you to find a suitable placement. Placements often lead to permanent employment opportunities.
Study while you earn
Our teaching and learning strategy allows you to study while you remain in employment. You’ll complete ‘blended learning modules’ where most of your learning is undertaken online with the support of module tutors.
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
£730 per 20 credits*International -
£12,000 for the full programme
You'll study modules such as:
Every applicant is assessed individually on their merits and will need to attend either a face to face or Skype interview. Students applying for the MSc with integrated work placement will need to attend an additional interview with a prospective industry organisation.
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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