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The MSc Tourism and Event Management programme offered at Canterbury Christ Church University is established upon a firm foundation of research-led teaching, innovative and blended learning methods, expertise-driven insights, as well as a clear commitment to guiding and supporting student and employability development at the postgraduate level.

The MSc aims to provide you with the opportunity to gain both comprehensive conceptual knowledge and an indispensable practical understanding of the key subject areas identified in this programme.

It also provides a rounded study of the principles of management and is designed to have immediate relevance and application in the current market, whilst also providing potential for future progression in both study and career.

The programme has been carefully designed with the input of a variety of organisations from the tourism and events industry in both title and content.

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The structure aims to be both simple and comprehensive. You will follow four core modules, which will provide an overall foundation for management in the relevant industries, clearly introducing basic concepts, working approaches and methodologies.

• The content of the programmes which comprises tourism and events has been designed in such a way that it underpins:
• The interdisciplinary of our approach to the study of tourism and event management
• A research informed up to date curriculum, embedded in the real world of tourism and events

We organise field trips and visiting speakers to put your learning into context. The mix of academic rigour and vocational relevance is designed to give you a long-lasting career advantage.


The programme is designed for those who have an interest in the tourism sector generally and are also keen to focus on the growing field of event management. Events have become synonymous with tourism in recent years. They have become major destination attractors and contribute hugely to community pride and identity. Events range from conferences to arts festivals, to major sporting tournaments designed to regenerate post-industrial cities.

The programme is of particular relevance, though not exclusive, to recent graduates of event management, tourism management or related disciplines.

You can study MSc Tourism and Event Management Programme on a full­time (one year) or part­time (two year) basis at our Canterbury campus.


The four core modules have been carefully written to prepare you for employment or study whilst being employed, and then fully prepare for the dissertation that completes the totality of the programme.

You will also select two optional modules which offer you the chance to study two bespoke areas of management. To prepare you for employment and/or career enhancement, employability skills and attributes are embedded into each module.

Events related tourism is growing at an incredible rate and this programme has been developed in consultation with leading professionals to meet the need for specialist managers who can apply their skills to this interlinked field.

The programme will also offer you a variety of workshops to help you prepare and/or enhance your career in the tourism and events management industries.

Core modules (140 credits)

• Research Methods in Social and Applied Sciences (20 credits)
• Event Design and Production (20 credits)
• International Tourism Policy and Planning (20 credits)
• Applied Management Contexts in Tourism and Events (20 credits)
• Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional modules

You must choose two from:
• Managing Resources (20 credits)
• Visitor Management (20 credits)
• Contemporary Marketing (20 credits)
• CSR and Ethics (20 credits)
• Creative Destinations (20 credits)


You will work on industry related scenarios and realistic simulations to understand the practice of tourism and events in the context of management, and develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills you will need to succeed in this industry.

This programme utilises a wide range of cutting-edge teaching and learning methods, including:
• Interactive lectures
• Practical classes
• Workshops
• Virtual learning environments
• Seminars
• Problem based learning group work
• Tutorials with supervisors


Assessment is by a range of written coursework including research essays, presentations and a dissertation. There are no exams.

What can I do next?

This MSc is designed to enhance and/or further your career prospects in the tourism and events management industry.

How to apply

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-Masters Loans-

From 2016/17 government loans of up to £10,000 are available for postgraduate Masters study. The loans will be paid directly to students by the Student Loans Company and will be subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

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-2017/18 Entry Financial Support-

Information on alternative funding sources is available here:

Visit the MSc Tourism and Event Management page on the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more details!




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