The growing size and recognition of heritage and event management in a global marketplace is witnessed on a variety of levels. As a result companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing various aspects of this growing and expanding industry. The MSc in International Heritage and Event Management has been designed in a flexible way and students may change their mode of attendance to fit in with their personal circumstances. The curriculum is delivered to enhance the knowledge and skills of its students and ensure that they are able to cope with the variety of possible roles and responsibilities that follow.
The programme has been designed to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to an the international market. Furthermore, it has been designed to cater for those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of hospitality and event management. Emphasis throughout the programme is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills to be aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to hospitality and events today.
The programme 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. 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 Hospitality and Event Management.
Students wishing to complete the Masters of Science in International Heritage and Event Management must complete the research element. The research element 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.