Postgraduate MSc

International Events Management

International Events Management

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    24 Months
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Many events now have an international focus and are organised across cultural, economic and geographical boundaries. Providing a sound theoretical underpinning of the cultural, political, ethical and economic aspects of the sector, this course will develop the practical and strategic knowledge required to run international events effectively.

Guest speakers from industry will share their expertise and insights through a series of lectures. These events, combined with case studies and field trips, will keep the course contemporary and industry focused.

Studying alongside UK and overseas students on the course will inspire your learning. You will be encouraged to share your experiences and trade cultural insights with your peers, helping you to refine your understanding of events management across the world so you can excel in your career.

This course is suitable if you want to enter at managerial level or want to add an international dimension to your professional expertise.

This course is taught at The UK Centre for Events Management which has a global reputation as a market leader in events management education. We have close links with a wide range of industry partners and associations who all recognise our expertise in educating the events professionals of the future.

The university has been given a five-star rating for our academic work in Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS, the international higher education benchmarking agency.

For Students from outside the EU who want to improve their English and academic skills we offer a combined masters course with the MSc International Events Management. If you have an IELTS score of 5.0 or 5.5 you can study for two semesters before starting your postgraduate degree. As you will be given one unconditional offer you will not normally need to renew your visa. Find out more about our International Masters.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

This course is delivered full and part-time. The full-time course is taught over two days per week and if started in September takes twelve months to complete. If you choose to start in January, the course will take eighteen months due to the summer break.

The course requires a great deal of independent learning and study. The course is approximately equivalent to a working week requiring approximately 38 hours study in total, including contact time. However this is only a rough guide and will vary according to the academic workload and the students preferred work mode.

Part-time the course is taught one day per week over a two year period. There is some flexibility with part-time delivery and may have the option to expand or shorten your studies in particular circumstances.

The teaching methods used are diverse and include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical exercises and online learning materials. Some modules adopt a blended learning approach using online materials and face-to-face delivery.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

The UK Centre for Events Management has been educating events professionals for more than 21 years. Our specialist team draws together academics and events professionals who have designed and developed cutting-edge courses that are informed by industry and research.

Our staff are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing. Some staff still work the festival circuit and offer a wealth of experience in this field. There are also opportunities for students to work at the festivals through our partnerships.


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Why study International Events Management at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. The UKCEM Network: Become an active member of our thriving community of events practitioners – the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) Network. Based at Leeds Beckett University, this network’s been delivering events management education for almost 25 years
  2. A global reputation: The School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management was ranked in the top 50 best schools globally in 2020 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  3. Expert practitioners: Our specialist teaching team includes research-active academics and industry professionals who work as consultants to the course – expertise which feeds into your learning
  4. Sandwich year: Deepen your skills and experience, build your confidence, contacts, and CV, and improve your chances of jumping straight into a job after graduation with a paid sandwich year
  5. Networking: Develop professionals contacts when visiting speakers come to offer unique industry insights during guest lectures
  6. Support: Not only will we support your throughout your course, you can continue to access careers support up to five years after graduating

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