Postgraduate PG Dip

International Events Management

International Events Management

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

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 the profession 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.


The teaching methods in this course are diverse and provide variety to the student learning experience; however, this may be dependent on the mode of study. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and online learning materials, and will embrace a blended learning approach. Students are encouraged to reflect on their knowledge, experience and practice, and peer interaction is encouraged to enable students to share their experiences in order to modify and develop their own, and others, business practices.

Each module will have between two and three hours of class contact per week, which is in addition to time required for private learning and completing assignments. Students are supported by the University's virtual learning environment X-Stream which allows individual access to study, personal development and employability skills materials together with an extensive resource site for each module.

The taught elements of the course are delivered by Centre staff all of whom have considerable festival and events industry and research experience. A small number of option modules are taken from the Centre's Distance Learning programme and will require less face-to-face contact with staff which may suit those studying the part-time mode.

The UK Centre for Events Management has been educating event 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.

The Centre and staff are members of many key professional associations in the events related fields and are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing.

You will also be given the opportunity to attend guest lectures and encouraged, where possible, to take up a range of volunteer opportunities to provide you with additional experience and strong industry contacts. Students in the past have volunteered at the IIFA awards, the Grand National and more locally the Bradford Film Festival.

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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: Our School was ranked in the top 100 best schools globally by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023
  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. Networking: Develop professionals contacts when visiting speakers come to offer unique industry insights during guest lectures
  5. Support: Not only will we support your throughout your course, you can continue to access careers support up to five years after graduating

MSc Events Management student graduating John Jossifakis talks about Events Management as the most exciting career he could recommend to anybody

John Jossifakis