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Master in Events Management

We have designed this online course to meet the learning needs of events managers and others working in the events industry, as well as those who have studied at first degree level in another subject and wish to specialise in events management. This course allows you to study at your own pace - from wherever you are in the world.

To help you fit your studies around your work and personal commitments, you will study one module at a time - totalling three modules in an academic year.

Modules are offered on a rolling basis, with new and existing students learning together and from eachother, sharing their experience and learning. Expertise is drawn from events worldwide and enables the course to address the changes and complexity of challenges facing today's events manager.


This course is delivered by online learning and teaching methods focus on online materials. However, there is variety and diversity in the teaching methods deployed as they match the aims and learning outcomes of each module.

An online induction programme is provided in the first week of the course to ensure you are fully equipped to operate effectively throughout your studies. You will be supported by e-tutors and the distance learning team including administrative and course leader support.

A range of materials are provided to support your learning and include a programme specification, student and module handbooks and online learning tools. These include online and audio recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, directed reading in preparation for lectures, online journals and reports, online individual and group tutoring via web cam, and chat rooms for students and staff.

Here's what you'll need

To study this course you will need to use Windows, Mac OS or an i-Pad. If you're working on a PC, laptop or Mac you will require a 56k modem or higher with soundcard and speakers. Windows users will need version 7, XP or Vista and have access to Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mac users will need the OS X or higher version and access to Apple Safari, while if you intend to study via an iPad it will need to be the iOS 5.1 or a latest version.

Who is it for




We aim to advance your knowledge and expertise in events management, so you can strategically plan and manage large and complex events, and fully understand the operational aspects of events management. You will be equipped to undertake a wide variety of senior management and strategic positions within the events industry in the UK, Europe and overseas.

  • Events Manager
  • Senior Account Executive
  • Conference Organiser
  • Senior Project Manager
The UK Centre for Events Management is the world's leading provider of events education, consultancy and research. Our specialist team draws together academics and events professionals who have designed and developed cutting-edge courses that are informed by industry and research.

Our staff are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing.

UKCEM is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Events Management by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure. Our courses are also accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and are recognised by the National Outdoor Events Associated, the British Hospitality Association and by EUROCHRIE.
Core Modules

Events Creativity and Innovation (20 credits)
Impacts and Risks in Event Management (20 credits)
Strategic Management for Events (20 credits)
International Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Events Operations and Quality Management (20 credits)
Experiential Marketing (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
Research Project (40 credits)
We were the first UK University to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for tourism education by the Institute of Travel & Tourism. We are recognised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation for our work in Responsible Tourism. Our graduates are much sought-after and can be found in organisations such as tour operators, travel distribution agencies and tourist attractions.

Home to the UK Centre for Events Management, we are the leading provider of events education in Europe. Our academics and events professionals have developed world-class courses, providing our graduates with excellent career prospects in the sport, arts, music, conference, exhibition, and charity sectors.

Our Hospitality and Retailing academic group is one of the most successful of its kind in Europe - offering student work placement opportunities around the world, real consultancy projects and visits from industry speakers – it gives our students the hands-on experience they need to succeed. We are active in developing continuing professional development opportunities for employees of leading licensed retail businesses.
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Mode100% Online
  • Duration24 to 36 Months
  • Awarding InstitutionLeeds Beckett University
  • Title of AwardMaster of Science in Events Management
  • Entry RequirementsAt least a second class honours degree or equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment plus competency in the language of instruction
  • FeesGBP 6000
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