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UK Centre for Events Management

Educating Global Event Professionals


The UK Centre for Events Management has a dedicated team of multi-disciplinary and experienced academic staff.  We have a global reputation as a market leader in events management education, delivering stimulating courses across the breadth of events management - from festivals and cultural events, to international sport events and corporate launches.

We produce award winning students and alumni with an international reach. Our links with industry partners and associations, such as International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), open up a world of opportunities for our students during their studies and following graduation.

We 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.


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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.

Julia Calver
Dr Julia Calver
Course Director

The UK Centre for Events Management continues to extend the boundaries in research and practice within the events sector. Its extensive network provides opportunities for you to work with creative event professionals, develop essential academic and practical skills and be taught by an experienced team of dedicated academic practitioners.

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 and postgraduate 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.

Our placement opportunities


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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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