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Course content


  • With our international focus you will meet the needs of employers in the events industry as the sector continues to develop on a global stage.
  • Combine events management theory and practice to plan deliver live business-facing events as part of your course.
  • Undertake an industry placement or internship focusing on international events activities with the highly motivating Business Innovation Project.
  • Part-time study option.
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity.
  • International students can apply.


You will gain a detailed understanding of the theory and practical applications needed to become a successful events manager in this globally defining industry.

This programme enables you to work on group projects and business simulations designed to improve your experience and practical events management skills.  You will learn about the strategies involved in hosting international events from music festivals to corporate hospitality and from business related meetings to conferences and exhibitions.

You can choose to enjoy the challenges of a six-month industrial placement in the UK or overseas, as part of a work experience option in the events industry.


The course is currently delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block. 

From September 2017, this delivery format will change. Students will continue to study a single module for a 6 week period. Face to face teaching will be delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through Blackboard.  Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.


Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work.


Our graduates have gone on to achieve employment in a range of careers in events organisation. You will have the opportunity to develop a specific range of relevant skills, and gain a detailed understanding of professional management practice to suits your specific career goals.


Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.

Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.  MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors.  It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.

Visit the International Events Management - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!




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