Course summary

Events play an essential role in the business, cultural and sporting life of all countries. In recent years an exciting new profession has emerged with event planners designing and organising a diverse range of events, and marketing the great variety of destinations and venues in which they take place.

This course is specifically designed for people who want to enter or make further progress in, management-level careers in the fast-expanding field of event management. London is an ideal place in which to study events with many venues on the doorstep. As a regular host of world-class sports and cultural events such as Wimbledon, the London Marathon, Notting Hill Carnival and the London Fashion Week, as well as one-off mega-events such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup, London is widely recognised as a world events capital. With several hundred venues and an abundance of international business and leisure events, London is a world leader in this dynamic industry.

This course explores the strategic development, design and logistical organisation of many different types of event. You will also learn how events and conferences contribute to enriching the lives of communities and improve communications in business, politics and professional life. The dissertation will give you further opportunity to research a conference or events topic in depth. The course is taught by experienced academics and industry practitioners, providing valuable insight into this exciting industry sector.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you study on this course.

Core modules

  • Dissertation
  • Event Concept and Design
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Event Strategy
  • Research and Communication Skills

Option modules

  • Airline and Airport Management
  • Creating the Attraction and Event Experiencescapes
  • Delivering the Event Experience
  • Global Festivals and Events
  • Professional Practice
  • Tourism, Culture and Society

Entry Requirements

UK

  • The course is aimed at graduates seeking to establish or develop a management career in the conference and events industry in the UK or abroad. As a minimum, you should have a good Honours degree (normally an Upper Second) or equivalent.
  • Exceptionally, an applicant without these formal qualifications but with considerable work experience in the conference or events industry may be accepted at the discretion of the Course Leader. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.

EU and International

  • The course is aimed at graduates seeking to establish or develop a management career in the conference and events industry in the UK or abroad. As a minimum, you should have a good Honours degree (normally an Upper Second) or equivalent.
  • Exceptionally, an applicant without these formal qualifications but with considerable work experience in the conference or events industry may be accepted at the discretion of the Course Leader. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.

Application deadlines

There are no official deadlines for applications to the University of Westminster, but we urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least three months before the course starts, particularly if you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started.

Careers

Career Path

Graduates from this course enter a wide range of careers, in both the private and the public sectors, in Britain and internationally. These careers range from conference and events planning to venue management, to destination marketing. Some choose to work with specialist organisations, such as convention bureaux, while others opt to work as professional conference organisers, event managers and venue promoters. Some students go on to pursue doctoral studies.

Graduate Employment

The positions held by our recent graduates include:

Travel, tour operations and attractions

  • Founder of travel agency, California
  • Owner of an American travel agency
  • Sales executive for a South American travel organiser

Education and research

  • PhD candidate, UK
  • Teaching at university, Turkey
  • Tourism consultancy, Sicily

Marketing

  • Market research company, UK
  • Sales and marketing manager for English Heritage
  • Web designer, Finland
  • Marketing manager for an American convention bureau
  • Marketing executive for an upmarket tour operator
  • E-commerce manager for a hotel chain

Conference and events

  • Events manager, Chicago Institute of Technology
  • Nagoya Tourism and Convention Bureau, Japan
  • Business and conference tourism company, Paris
  • Conference producer for an HR company

Hotels and hospitality

  • Hotel quality standards auditor, UK
  • Hotel manager, France
  • Intercontinental hotel, Lebanon
  • Corporate revenue manager for a European hotel chain

Transport

  • Marketing and sales, Eurostar
  • Regional manager for an international rail company
  • British Airways
  • El Al

Travel journalism

  • Editor, Tourism Concern
  • Journalist on business tourism magazine, Greece
  • Governments and tourism boards
  • Mexico tourist board
  • Mauritius tourism development board
  • Tourism officer, Tuscany Regional Authority
  • Manager for the meeting, incentive, conference and exhibitions sector for a national tourist board

Career Development Centre

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course,
  • discover international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • write effective CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our career consultants,
  • gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events.

Fees And Funding

UK and EU

UK and EU tuition fee: £8,000 (Price per academic year)

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

International

International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated April 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
8,000 GBP
UK and EU tuition fee: £8,000 (Price per academic year); International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)
Deadline
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End Date
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