The programme has been organised to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to the international market. Furthermore, it is intended to cater for those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of management across a range of global festivals and events. Emphasis throughout the programme is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills that are aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to tourism today. This is a 12 month programme comprising three parts. The first two parts are the taught element and the final part is consists of research and writing the dissertation element. The taught element focuses on key aspects of tourism and management. For full-time students, the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period starting in October. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years.
Students who complete the taught element of the programme, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Festivals and Event Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc in International Festivals and Event Management must complete the research element, which comprises of a dissertation. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.
Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to tourism, business or service sector management. It would normally be expected that this degree be awarded at the level of lower second class or above. Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of festivals or event management or who have significant experience in the service sector industry will also be considered for entry.
Recipient: University of Central Lancashire
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