International Events Management MSc
Why choose this course
Events entertain, inform and inspire people across the world. Joining our MSc International Events Management course puts you in a position to understand how they are envisioned, planned, put together and tailored to global audiences.
Our international reputation and impressive global connections come together to put you in an enviable position if you study with us. You’ll learn from tutors with experience spanning festivals, sports and non-profit events and from talks by top industry experts. With continuous positive student feedback, our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management ranked as one of the best in the world, being ranked in the top 10 by the QS World University Rankings 2019.
What you will study
Global events is an exciting, dynamic, ever-changing sector demanding creative problem solvers. This could be you.
Our course and facilities give you an engaging environment in which you can develop and understand the challenges faced by events professionals. You’ll take part in a series of modules designed to give you a forward-thinking understanding of the core elements of the industry and the skills required to be an effective businessperson and manager in this sector.
You can also expect to have the opportunity to take part in challenging real-world assessments that will teach you how to stage and evaluate different types of events. Better yet, this includes the chance to run your own live event as part of a small management team.
MSc - United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Our course covers valuable business skills such as finance, marketing communications and project management. At the same time, you'll study a range of specialist modules which currently include Event Design and Production and Event Portfolio and Destination Management. Both in the classroom and beyond, the course team are committed to teaching you and enhancing your learning in a range of contexts. This also includes opportunities, through fieldtrips, to work on a range of live events. Chances like these offer you a valuable opportunity to gain important experience and develop contacts with a range of event professionals.
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Terms and conditions
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Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
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Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:
Year 1 (full-time)
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Choose 2 optional modules in Semester 2
Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).
Learning and disability
We have two services, Academic Skills and Development and the Disability and Neurodiversity Service which can help develop your learning.
Academic Skills and Development
Academic Skills and Development is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.
Find out more about the study support available.
Disability and Neurodiversity Service
The University’s Disability and Neurodiversity Service supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (including autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
If you tell us about any conditions and register with us, we can give you appropriate support during your studies.
We can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance, and test you for dyslexia and dyspraxia. We can also offer regular study skills and mentoring support.
English language support
Our English Language Support Programme (ELSP) provides tailored English language support during your studies. It is particularly valuable to students who speak English as a second or additional language, but native speakers are also welcome.
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
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English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.
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If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.
Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.
- These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2019-20 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
- If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.
There are associated costs with this programme:
- Commuting (local travel expenses): £60 - Return travel to event venues; possibly event entry ticket
- Production expenses: £10 - Editing small recording; poster presentation
- Trip (Including domestic or overseas travel and accommodation): £300 - Event Portfolio and Destination Marketing is an optional module that will encompass a field trip to Edinburgh or ANO where students will study and discuss with practitioners the use of events as part of destination strategy, looking at venues and cultural activities around them, notably the festival environment of Edinburgh.
Grand total: £370 if option module chosen, otherwise £70.
Scholarships and bursaries
We're committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it.