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Course content

The events industry is dynamic and growing, meaning there are a multitude of sectors for you to work in across the globe. This course will help you gain a detailed understanding of the theory and equip you with the practical skills required for a successful career in international events management.

You will be given the opportunity to put strategy into practice with live event group projects. This practical experience will help you stand out in the job market after graduation.

Previous graduates have gained employment in areas such as corporate events, hospitality events, sports event, conferences, exhibitions and music festivals to name a few.

This course aims to produce event professionals who can operate globally in the ever-growing events industry. The careers available to those qualified at postgraduate level in this subject area are exciting and varied. The professional focus of this course, at operational and strategic level, gives you a range of opportunities to engage with the events industry and you will develop expertise in planning and managing different events.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a 36-48 week internship as part of your study.

Features and benefits of the course

-The opportunity to plan and implement your own ‘live event’ strategy and project
-Work with a local event industry employer to develop your professional event skills
-An external array of field trips and activity/visits and guest lectures from industry event practitioners as part of the curriculum design
-Throughout your studies, you will engage in a range of individual, group work and consultancy projects, working with an array of event industry partners and clients
-Volunteering is a great way for you to gain experience and make contacts. We have a vast range of volunteering opportunities within the Faculty to develop your CV
-Internship opportunity

About the Course

This course has been designed with event industry practitioners to offer a practical and managerial approach to equipping you with professional skills, providing you with many opportunities to gain professional experience.

Taught units include live experiential activity and client-based consultancy projects which give opportunities to network with industry. External visits and guest lectures give you the opportunity to develop a strong grasp of business and events culture.

Your studies will have an international focus to reflect the global nature of this industry. The department has many well-established international collaborative partnerships, which will enrich your student experience. Our international research activities and projects will create new opportunities for research through your engagement with employers.

Assessment details

Assessment includes individual and group written coursework, reports and live project work. The assessments are work orientated.

Visit the International Events Management - MA page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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