MSc International Events Management


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Program Description

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, staged and tailored to global audiences.

Alongside our international reputation and impressive global connections, studying with us will mean you’ll learn from tutors with experience spanning festivals, sports, MICE, and non-profit events, and from talks by top industry experts. With continuous positive student feedback, our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is 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 represent an exciting, dynamic, ever-changing sector demanding creative problem solvers.

Our course and facilities provide 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’ll also have the opportunity to take part in challenging industry-relevant 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.

Professional recognition

MSc - United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Benefits of the course

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 field trips, 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.


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.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Event Design and Production Compulsory 1
Research Methods Compulsory 1
Services Marketing for Events, Tourism and Hospitality Compulsory 1
Understanding the Events Industry Compulsory 1
Accounting & Finance for Business Compulsory 2
Business and Cultural Event Strategies Optional 2
Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events Optional 2
Dissertation Core 2
Ethics and CSR Optional 2
Event Portfolio and Destination Marketing Optional 2
Post-graduate Live Event Project Compulsory 2
Strategic Human Resource Management Optional 2
Visitor Attraction Management Optional 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 2 optional modules in Semester 2

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

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The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London. Read less