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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert International Events Management

Course Description

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 in sports, concerts, festivals, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and corporate hospitality.

Key benefits:

• Benefit from excellent connections with a comprehensive network of international events industry partners
• Put events management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project
• Strengthen your knowledge and enhance your employability with an internationally-focused programme, taught at Media City UK

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/international-events-management

Suitable for

This course is ideal if you are passionate about working in the events industry, and is also highly recommended if you are already working in this sector and want to further your career.

Course details

You will gain a detailed understanding of the theory and practical applications needed to become a successful international events manager.

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

Format and assessment

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

Various approaches are offered to meet the needs of both full and part-time students. Course delivery is designed to be flexible and includes choices of evening and weekend attendance where possible.

Substantial use is made of distance learning through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and a wide range of academic journals and texts are available in both paper and electronic formats. Tutorials allow you to reflect on lecture materials and benefit from discussion and group work.

- Semester 1 -

• Strategic International Business Management
• Operations and Information Management

- Semester 2 -

• Principles and Practices of International Events Management
• Project Risk and Procurement Management

- Semester 2 -

- Business Innovation Project

For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:

• Dissertation
• Internship
• Live Project
• Placement

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.

Career potential

International events industry employers are keen to attract graduates who are able to apply critical thinking and management skills. International events management is a dynamic industry that is continually looking for people with the necessary skills and knowledge provided by this programme.

Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

• Ernst & Young
• Dixons Group plc
• British Airways
• Cooperative Insurance Services
• American Express
• Citibank
• Ladbrokes
• Numberica
• Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
• PricewaterhouseCoopers
• Premier Travel Inn
• Thomson Holidays
• BT
• DTS Logistics
• Greater Manchester Police
• The NHS

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert International Events Management page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

University of Salford - 20+ Awards

We offer a range of generous scholarships for high achieving students. We offer these awards because we believe that rewarding hard work and academic achievement is the right thing to do. Over the last two years we have awarded over £1.5 million in scholarships to international students so that they can concentrate on moving their careers forwards and not on their finances.From September 2012 we are making some changes to our scholarship scheme, but our principle of rewarding excellence remains the same and because of this we are not restricting the number of Vice Chancellor’s scholarships we award. This applies to both PG and UG awards.How much are the scholarships worth?
How much are the scholarships worth?
Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth either £3000 or £5000 depending on the programme you enrol on.Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth £4000 for the MBA, MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering and MSc Gas Engineering and Management programmes; and either £3000 or £2000 for all other programmes.Country discount schemeThis bursary is worth £1000 to students studying full-time postgraduate taught programmes from World Bank classified low/ low-medium income countries. A full list of countries that qualify is available here. These awards are made in addition to any other scholarship we offer. So if you are eligible for the Vice Chancellors Postgraduate scholarship of £3000, and are a national of one of the qualifying countries for this discount, you would receive £4000 in total.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Who will receive the awards?
All full-time international students (those paying international fees) are eligible to be considered for one of the Vice Chancellors awards based on their previous academic experience at undergraduate level – part-time students are eligible, but the award will be issued on a pro-rata basis. The awards are also available to self-sponsored students. The country discounts are available to nationals of qualifying countries only. There are separate awards for UK and EU students.to find out more go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international/faqs/scholarships-faq

Application Procedure

We will assess your eligibility for a scholarship as soon as we receive your previous undergraduate records. There is no need to apply separately. We will let you know the amount (if any) you qualify for in your offer letter. You can apply online by visiting http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international or email [email protected] or contact one of our in-country representatives.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements. Start Dates: September; January; March; June; November.

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