MSc International Hospitality & Events Management


Program Description

Introduction to the Programme

The MSc International Hospitality and Events programme will provide students with an opportunity to develop their management knowledge and skills while strengthening their critical awareness of the current socio-economic, marketing and political challenges currently affecting the profession. Students will gain industry insights and networking opportunities that will enhance their career – expanding their knowledge around management issues facing hospitality and events in specialised international contexts.

The course is designed for current professionals and those seeking careers in the hospitality and events sectors. Most graduates will likely hold an undergraduate degree in the area of hospitality, tourism, business and other social sciences and are looking to acquire specialist knowledge and skills in hospitality and events management.

Why Study MSc International Hospitality & Events Management?

  • Students can uniquely blend options that are largely industry and practice focused on modules that are more orientated towards the social sciences.
  • Benefit from our strong industry links and industry-experienced lecturers with a hands-on and supportive approach.
  • Integrated experiential learning and co-curricular activities including a practicum module, expert speakers, networking opportunities, seminar programmes, research events and field trips.


  • A specialised dual focus masters degree, which acknowledges the multiple relationships between hospitality and events management
  • An international focus prepares students for a global career
  • Opportunities to apply learning to existing employment and utilise professional experience as a foundation for assignments
  • International and local field trips foster experiential learning
  • Transferrable skills development opens multiple career trajectories
  • Expert faculty in academia and practice
  • Interaction with leading tourism, hospitality and events organisations
  • Opportunities to engaged in a live business problem
  • Creation of a portfolio of learning evidence skills to prospective employers
  • Join a fun and friendly multicultural cohort and widen your network

Programme Content

The programme can be studied full time (over one year) or part-time (over two years). The university academic calendar consists of two (2) terms a year. New students are admitted to the programme in the autumn term which starts in September each year.

A wide range of teaching and learning approaches are used to build up your skills and knowledge – mainly through lectures, seminars and practical activities. Teaching and learning will also be informed by lecturers’ current research and industry engagement.

You will take part in a case study based discussions, field trips and in-class activities. You will supplement all of this with your own guided and independent reading and research. The mix of delivery modes will be varied and suitable for the content being delivered.

Module and programme information may be subject to change. Not all modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module.

  • International Tourism in the 21st Century (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Managing Contemporary Hospitality (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Events Management (15 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Hospitality and Events Practicum (15 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Research Methods & Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Destination Management (15 Credits) - Optional
  • Tourism and Development (15 Credits) - Optional
  • Entrepreneurship in Tourism (15 Credits) - Optional
  • Digital Marketing (15 Credits) - Optional
  • Open Module (15 Credits) - Optional


Located in the Department of Marketing, Branding and Tourism, you will have a unique opportunity to study all three subject areas together and apply this in the context of contemporary hospitality and events management. The study of digital marketing, place branding, sustainable development, consumer behaviour and entrepreneurship are at the core of the Department’s work, with several academics who are leading researchers and practitioners in these areas.

Core modules will help you develop your management knowledge and skills while strengthening your critical awareness of the current contemporary challenges that will affect your profession.

Optional modules provide more specific knowledge and skills alongside deeper insights into management issues facing hospitality and events in specialised contexts. Students will have the opportunity to tailor the programme to their own interests and career aspirations through the selection of two optional modules.

An MSc/PG Cert/PG Dip in International Hospitality and Events Management will enable you to develop the professional and subject expertise to make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

  • A good honours degree in business, management, hospitality, events, tourism, geography and other social sciences awarded by a UK university, or
  • An equivalent qualification accepted by the University, or
  • A professional qualification deemed to be of an equivalent standard.
  • Applicants with a degree in a different field may be considered, provided that they can demonstrate extensive professional experience in the area of travel and tourism, hospitality, attractions or events management.

Those without formal qualifications are welcome to apply and may be required to come in for an interview. Additionally, these applicants will need to provide evidence of a minimum of three years of middle to senior management experience in a relevant industry (e.g. tourism, events or hospitality sectors).

English Language Requirements (Postgraduate)

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band)
  • TOEFL Internet-based: 87 (21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading)
  • PearsonPTE Academic: 58
  • PearsonPTE General: Level 4

Future Careers and Employability

An MSc in International Hospitality and Events Management will enable you to develop the professional and communication skills and subject expertise necessary to take your career to the next level. Graduates can embark on roles within; hotels and resorts, event management companies, conference management, exhibition organisers, performing arts companies, public relations and entertainment venues and attractions. For those who have taken a career break to study, this programme will enhance opportunities for career progression. The Careers and Employability Service offer postgraduate students support in planning their career.

Last updated Jan 2020

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