Events Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
During Events Management 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.


Why choose this course?

Top 10 UK University for degrees in Events Management in the Guardian 2017 league table.

  • Our Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management courses are in the top 10 in the UK, as ranked by the Guardian University Guide 2017. This coupled with our 96.7% employability rate (HESA) shows you'll be learning from the best
  • You’ll develop links with local, national and international industry representatives who regularly collaborate with us and offer opportunities for consultancy work
  • We are the only university in the UK to have finalists in the prestigious National Events Competition by MyEventVision, part of the TUI group, two years in a row
  • Be inspired by your campus in Buxton, the Grade II* Devonshire Dome, a major events and conference venue in its own right
  • You can study this course full or part time. There’s even an e-learning option to study whilst in employment. If you study full time, you can also undertake a placement in the UK or abroad.

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.

Programme Structure

You'll study modules such as:

Postgraduate Certificate
  • Ethnographies of Festival Consumption (20 credits)
  • Event Operations and Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Research Methodologies (20 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma
  • Integrated Business Management (40 credits)
  • Strategic Directions (20 credits)
  • Independent Scholarship (60 credits) - on this module you will develop your analytical and critical skills while investigating in detail a sector topic of your choice. Independent study forms the entire Masters stage of the programme.


Programme leader - Dr Iride Azara
Iride is the Masters Scheme Leader for Postgraduate courses in Events Management, Tourism, International Hospitality Management and International Spa Management. She has extensive industry experience having worked in award-winning 4*and 5* star hotels as well as with Meridiana Fly, one of Italy’s leading airlines. Her research interests include the changing dynamics of cultural practices such as heritage, festivals and cultural tourism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: up to six years (UK/EU students only).

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

Applicants will normally be in possession of:
  • A UK 2.2 (or above) Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas Institutions. All subjects are considered, but possession of degrees or relevant experience in related subjects will be advantageous
  • A significant portfolio of work at appropriate level or relevant professional qualifications.

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.

English language requirements:
  • International applicants will also need to be able to show they have a good standard of English
  • IELTS minimum overall: 6.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6570 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU - £730 per 20 credits
  • International - £12,000 for the full programme


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