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The MSc programme is delivered over 2 semesters of taught modules, followed by the 60 credit final project. The programme can also be studied part-time, with the minimum period of study being two years and the maximum five years.

To meet the educational and professional needs of each student, the programme offers three awards and exit points: Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. Learning and teaching strategies are designed to promote active engagement of the student with the subject area and reflect the strong vocational emphasis of the awards. 

Distinguishing features of the programme include:

The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain an additional professionally accredited award (Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), accredited by the Project Management Institute) as part of this module.

An optional Internship module, which will enhance students’ employability.

An option for the final project is an Individual Consultancy Project, which gives students an opportunity to engage with an industry practitioner.

Students also have the opportunity to pursue a language module as an elective, potentially enhancing their employability.

Students can also engage with the opportunity to achieve additional professional certificates, e.g. Wine and Spirit Educational Trust, First Aid and Royal Society for Public Health Food Hygiene Awards, as these professional certificates provide added value and can enhance student CVs. 

Course Content

The programme is modular and comprises of core/compulsory modules, which are considered to be essential for each Award title. In line with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s assessment and awards regulations:

The Postgraduate Certificate can be awarded following the successful completion of 60-credits of taught modules from: Industry Project Management; Event Project Planning, Mobilisation & Evaluation; Managing People & Markets Across Cultures; Event Tendering, Feasibility & Conceptualisation; Crisis, Risk and Strategic Change Management.

The Postgraduate Diploma can be awarded following the successful completion of 120-credits of taught modules. 

The MSc can be awarded following the successful completion of 120-credits of taught modules plus 60-credits from the Dissertation, Enterprise Project, Consultancy Project or Internship Project*.

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc students can select one optional module (Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries in Context, Internship or Crisis, Risk and Strategic Change Management) to customise their Award.  In addition, on successful completion of 120 credits, MSc students can select a different format for their Independent Research Project (Dissertation, Enterprise Project, Consultancy Project or Internship Project*) to customise their Award to meet their specific needs and career ambitions.

Compulsory modules

  • Managing People & markets across cultures (20 credits)
  • Event Project Planning, Mobilisation & Evaluation (20 credits)
  • Event Tendering, Feasibility & Conceptualisation (20 credits)
  • Industry Project Management (with professional accreditation) (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)

Optional modules

  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries in Context (20 credits) OR
  • Internship (20 credits) OR
  • Crisis, Risk and Strategic Change Management (20 credits)*

Final project

Dissertation OR Enterprise Project OR Consultancy Project  OR Internship Project* (60 credits).

Employability & Careers

All students undertake a live consultancy project through the Industry Project Management module, which provides an opportunity to engage with employers in the industry. As part of this module, they have the opportunity to gain an accredited qualification from the Project Management Institute.

Student have the option to undertake the Internship module. The duration of this (unpaid) internship is either for a minimum of 20 days, which will normally be undertaken during term-time one day a week throughout semester one and semester two or in blocks of time during the semester breaks.

Alternatively, the students can undertake an internship (paid or unpaid) for the duration of 10-12 weeks (usually engaging in a full time role in an organisation) and this will normally be completed during semester three which would mean that the engagement with the final project would be deferred until September when the internship is completed and 120 credits are awarded.

Students undertake operational, supervisory and if possible, management tasks and duties within the organisation; During their internship students are expected to follow the same work pattern as other employees in the organisation and to perform routine work consistent with that which they aspire to on successful completion of their programme of study. They will also undertake a work based project tailored to meet the needs of the organisation. Students can opt for an individual consultancy project as their final project.

The majority have students have progressed to managerial roles within the industries.

Visit the Events Project Management - MSc/PgD/PgC page on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website for more details!





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