We have designed this online course to meet the learning needs of events managers and others working in the events industry, as well as those who have studied at first degree level in another subject and wish to specialise in events management.
This course allows you to study at your own pace - from wherever you are in the world. To help you fit your studies around your work and personal commitments, you will study one module each semester.
Modules are offered on a rolling basis, with new and existing students learning together and from each other, sharing their experience and learning. Expertise is drawn from events worldwide and enables the course to address the changes and complexity of challenges facing today's events manager.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
This course is delivered by online learning and teaching methods focus on online materials. However, there is variety and diversity in the teaching methods deployed as they match the aims and learning outcomes of each module.
An online induction programme is provided in the first week of the course to ensure you are fully equipped to operate effectively throughout your studies. You will be supported by e-tutors and the distance learning team including administrative and course leader support.
A range of materials are provided to support your learning and include a programme specification, student and module handbooks and online learning tools. These include online and audio recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, directed reading in preparation for lectures, online journals and reports, online individual and group tutoring via web cam, and chat rooms for students and staff.
Here's what you'll need
To study this course you will need to use Windows, Mac OS or an i-Pad. If you're working on a PC, laptop or Mac you will require a 56k modem or higher with soundcard and speakers. Windows users will need version 7, XP or Vista and have access to Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mac users will need the OS X or higher version and access to Apple Safari, while if you intend to study via an iPad it will need to be the iOS 5.1 or a latest version.
- Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
We aim to advance your knowledge and expertise so you can strategically plan and manage large and complex events, and fully understand the operational aspects of events management. You will be equipped to undertake a wide variety of senior management and strategic positions within the events industry in the UK, Europe and overseas.
Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.
The UK Centre for Events Management is the world's leading provider of events education, consultancy and research. Our specialist team draws together academics and events professionals who have designed and developed cutting-edge courses that are informed by industry and research.
Our staff are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing.
UKCEM is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Events Management by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure (http://www.skillsactive.com/skillsactive/nsa). Our courses are also accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and are recognised by the National Outdoor Events Associated, the British Hospitality Association and by EUROCHRIE.
"You'll develop a breadth of knowledge about current theories and their practical applications that could never be gained by just 'working on the job'. Having earned this challenging qualification you will become a more effective events professional."
Barry is an industry practitioner turned academic. During his successful career in sales and marketing Barry has been the owner/director of two successful small businesses, made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and worked as Sales and Marketing Director of CPL Industries Ltd, where he had responsibility for corporate event activity. Barry has been at our University since 2005 and he uses his industry knowledge to help his students gain valuable events experience.
- Online Library Global access to Leeds Beckett's extensive online library, plus free eBooks to supercharge your study.
- Dedicated Support Team A highly-skilled and dedicated support team whose job is to work with you through every step of your online learning.
- Virtual Learning Environment A Virtual Learning Environment that's easy to use and available whenever and wherever you are.