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UK Centre for Events Management

Educating event professionals for over 21 years

With a dedicated team of well-qualified, multi-disciplinary and experienced academic staff, we deliver stimulating courses covering the breadth of events management, from festivals to corporate events.

We produce award winning students and alumni.  Most recently, five of our graduates featured in the Conference News ‘30 Under Thirty Awards 2017’, and final year events management student Holly Steenson won one of the prestigious Vanessa Cotton Scholarship Awards 2017.

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Conference News ‘30 Under Thirty Awards’. Photograph copyright Aniseed Photo

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James Musgrave
Dr James Musgrave
Head of UK Centre for Events Management

The UK Centre for Events Management  has a global reputation as a market leader in events management education. We continue to focus on linking education with employment and inspire future leaders to transform practice, encourage critical thinking and make a positive contribution to the Events Industry.

Lucy Laville
Dr Lucy Laville
Course Director

The careers available in events are hugely diverse and truly global. Our courses introduce you to a range of employment possibilities and provide you with a high quality versatile education so that you are well placed to be successful in your chosen career.

Simon Bell
Simon Bell
Course Director

Events are an essential feature of our social, cultural and business environments. Our postgraduate courses provide the opportunity to develop the advanced skills and knowledge required to meet the demands of the international events industry.

Helping you get the job you want

Whether you want to manage a festival, run an events company or deliver a major sporting event, we will help you achieve your career ambitions. Our courses are designed to meet the needs and standards demanded by industry, and our undergraduate courses offer an optional sandwich year, giving you a one-year placement in industry. You can also get involved in lots of volunteering and paid work opportunities to build your experience and contacts.

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“When I was searching for a postgraduate degree, Leeds Beckett really stood out because the course was so specific and focused. The modules were a great mixture of classroom learning and practical experience - I even had the opportunity to spend four months as an intern at the London 2012 Olympics, something I could never have done if I hadn't come to study here.”

Jenni Rishworth

MSc Sports Events Management

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