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Course content

Many events now have an international focus and are organised across cultural, economic and geographical boundaries. Providing a sound theoretical underpinning of the cultural, political, ethical and economic aspects of the sector, this course will develop the practical and strategic knowledge required to run international events effectively.

Guest speakers from industry will share their expertise and insights through a series of lectures. These events, combined with case studies and field trips, will keep the course contemporary and industry focused.

Studying alongside UK and overseas students on the course will inspire your learning. You will be encouraged to share your experiences and trade cultural insights with your peers, helping you to refine your understanding of events management across the world so you can excel in your career.

This course is suitable if you want to enter at managerial level or want to add an international dimension to your professional expertise.

The University has been given a five-star rating for our academic work in Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS, the international higher education benchmarking agency.

For Students from outside the EU who want to improve their English and academic skills we offer a combined masters course with the MSc International Events Management. If you have an IELTS score of 5.0 or 5.5 you can study for two semesters before starting your postgraduate degree. As you will be given one unconditional offer you will not normally need to renew your visa. Find out more about our International Masters.

Course Benefits

The UK Centre for Events Management is a world 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.

The Centre and staff are members of many key professional associations in the events related fields and are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing.

You will also be given the opportunity to attend guest lectures and encouraged, where possible, to take up a range of volunteer opportunities to provide you with additional experience and strong industry contacts. Students in the past have volunteered at the IIFA awards, the Grand National and more locally the Bradford Film Festival.

UKCEM is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Events Management by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure. Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and are recognised by the National Outdoor Events Associated, the British Hospitality Association and by EuroCHRIE.

PG Cert

modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management
  • Event Operations Management
  • Strategic & Financial Management for Event Organisations

PG Dip

Core modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management
  • Human Resources Management & Volunteering for Events
  • Strategic & Financial Management for Event Organisations
  • Event Operations Management
  • Experiential Marketing & Events

Option modules

  • Fundraising & Sponsorship in Events
  • Professional Practice

MSc

Core modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management
  • Human Resources Management & Volunteering for Events
  • Strategic & Financial Management for Event Organisations
  • Event Operations Management
  • Experiential Marketing & Events
  • Masters Research Methods
  • Masters Research Project

Option modules

These modules are subject to student numbers. The course team will usually assign you to a module during your course induction.

  • Fundraising & Sponsorship in Events
  • Professional Practice

Job prospects

Whether organising high-profile annual events or exclusive one-off occasions, you will have the skills and knowledge to be successful in a variety of roles. This diverse industry offers employment opportunities in film and theatre, music and media, sport, conferencing, in the public sector or with charities. Some of our students have started their own events businesses while others have moved into academia and research.

  • Event Marketing Manager
  • International Account Manager
  • Conference Operations Manager
  • Event Production Manager

Visit the International Events Management - MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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