Department of Events


The events industry is integral to cities, regions and countries and our courses will enable you to develop specialised skills and knowledge in the thriving events sector alongside a foundation in business management.

We have industry partners who help us deliver our modules, allowing you to draw upon their wealth of experience in business, and we provide the opportunity to study and become engaged with numerous events that take place throughout the year.

Our Professional Training placements offer you the opportunity to look beyond the UK and consider events on an international scale. You will benefit from our location in the thriving economy of the south east, as well as our close proximity to London.

Study with us

We offer a range of undergraduatepostgraduate and research courses. We also deliver a host of CPD and short courses.

Research interests

  • Analysing event attendee experiences
  • Event design
  • Event sponsorship and fundraising
  • Sociology in events (sexual engagement, liminality, neo-tribalism, representation),
  • Sports in Asia

Find out more about our research.

Contact us

  • Phone: +44 (0)1483 686300
  • Fax: +44 (0)1483 686346

Find us

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Austin Pearce Building (AP)
University of Surrey