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MSc Events Management

Gain essential academic knowledge and skills for working at the forefront of an ever-changing events industry, including the theories and processes of project and operational management.

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Why study MSc Events Management at BU? 

  • Study at a top 10 UK university for hospitality, event management and tourism (Guardian League Table, 2021)
  • Enhance your knowledge of diversity and awareness of cultural differences associated with managerial work
  • Receive professional training from research-active and industry-experienced staff in a truly international environment 
  • Learn key subjects embedded into this course such as planning, sustainability, bidding, and design, enabling you to deliver an innovative and creative live event
  • Grow your professional network and apply taught elements of your degree to real-world situations with an optional 30-week placement  
  • Study a semester abroad at one of our many partner institutions, immersing yourself in a new cultural academic experience whilst enhancing your international employability skills

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

The accrediting bodies on this course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience.  

  • Accredited by the only chartered body recognising project management skills, the Association for Project Management (APM)
  • Recognised by the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence as a leading university in the industry. This accreditation allows you to take advantage of networking opportunities, hear from high-level industry speakers and raise your professional profile.  

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, January 2022, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time (16 months with optional study exchange). January: 16 months full-time (18 months with optional study exchange); 2 years with optional 30-week work placement or 2 years part-time

Accreditations:

Association for Project Management (APM) and Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent or substantial industrial experience at senior management level

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

If you want to study part-time, you’ll study alongside full-time students over two years. You’ll be expected to study a minimum of three units per year, along with your dissertation towards the end of your second year.

The timetable for when units take place varies each year but the typical delivery for one unit is four hours a week, split between two sessions, so you will be required to be on campus at least two days a week. We can work with you to consider the timetable and make an appropriate individual plan in terms of which order to study which units.

Download the programme specification (pdf 456kb)

Placements

An exciting part of your studies with us is the opportunity to do a minimum 30-week industry placement. This takes place after the taught elements of the course are complete (and after the dissertation), and provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and apply the learning that you have achieved through the course.

The placement should be a paid job but voluntary work can be just as enjoyable.

Find out more about postgraduate placements

Your application

This course will be suited to applicants who:

  • Enjoy working with other people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds
  • Can multitask and are well organised
  • Are flexible with time and energy levels
  • Are creative and enthusiastic
  • Can adapt to varying demands/workloads.

Entry requirements

Careers

Events range in scope, scale and complexity from mega events to corporate meetings. They cover activities from sport and culture to product launches and fundraising. As an event manager you must have abilities in a wide range of subject areas.

Our graduates now working in organisations all over the world, such as the National Convention and Exhibition Center, Tainjin; Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore; Disneyland Shanghai; Marriott Hotels India; Tencent Bangkok; Mehr Entertainment in Germany; GC Events, Switzerland; Capital Club East Africa Business center, Kenya and American Express UK. 

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find information on living costs for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

Hear from our staff

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

You’ll learn from people with first-hand knowledge, well respected in industry. We use our experience and insights to give in-depth understanding of the subject.

What our graduates think

Christina Tzoneva

The best thing about the course was the multinational origin of both the academic staff and the students providing different perspectives and opinions.

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