MSc International Events Management
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom
GBP 19,800 / per year **
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* Applications for September 2023 are still open for students who do not require a visa.
** Overseas students; UK students: £10,900
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.
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.
Academic year structure
The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each. Each semester consists of a period of teaching, revision/directed learning and assessment.
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)
- Event Design and Production
- Research Methods
- Services Marketing for Events, Tourism and Hospitality
- Understanding the Events Industry
- Accounting & Finance for Business
- Business and Cultural Event Strategies
- Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
- Ethics and CSR
- Event Portfolio and Destination Marketing
- Post-graduate Live Event Project
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Visitor Attraction Management
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Important. Please read carefully before selecting your modules.
- Students must choose one of the two compulsory modules; Dissertation (MANM387) or Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events ( MANM514).
- Students who choose to take Dissertation (MANM387-60 credits) have to take two optional modules (30 credits).
- Students who choose to take Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events (MANM514 -30 credits) will have to take four optional modules (60 credits) including Contemporary Issues in Sustainability ( MANM513 -15 credits) and Designing Digital Services (MANM515 -15 credits).
- Students starting the programme in February will undertake Dissertation (MANM 387) Across Academic Years rather than Year-Long.
- Students starting the programme in October will undertake Dissertation (MANM 387) Year-Long rather than Across Academic Year.
- Students starting the programme in February will undertake Business Plan (MANM514) and MANM513/MANM515 in the summer semester.
- Students starting the programme in October will undertake Business Plan (MANM514) in semester 2 and MANM513/MANM515 in the summer semester.
- Students starting the programme in February will undertake Research Methods ( MANM386-15 credits) during semester 2 rather than semester 1.
- Students starting the programme in October will undertake Research Methods ( MANM386-15 credits) during semester 1 rather than semester 2.
Scholarships and Funding
About the Discounts for Surrey Graduates 2023 entry
If you are a fully self-funded Home or International student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you may be eligible for a 20 percent discount on our taught postgraduate masters program fees.
The discount applies to:
- September/October 2023 entrants
- February 2024 entrants
- February 2024 entrants. Note: if applicable and Masters's programs are running with a February intake for the 2023/24 academic year.
- This scheme is only open to 2023 postgraduate taught entry students who are not in receipt of any external sponsorship.
Postgraduate Master's Loans
A Postgraduate Master’s Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate taught course.
What you'll get
You can get up to:
- £12,167 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2023
- £11,836 if your course started between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023
- £11,570 if your course started between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022
- £11,222 if your course started between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021
- £10,906 if your course started between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020
- £10,609 if your course started between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019
This loan is non-means tested, i.e. the amount you can request is not dependent on your or your family's income. Your loan can be used towards the cost of your course fees and living expenses.
To be eligible, you will need to meet a number of eligibility criteria set by the Government including residency, age and course. See the full eligibility criteria.
Not all courses at the University of Surrey are eligible for postgraduate loan funding, for example, unstructured, part-time or distance learning courses where the maximum period of registration is five years are not eligible.
You’ll repay your postgraduate loan using a percentage of your income. Once you are earning more than £21,000 a year (or £1,750 a month), you’ll pay six per cent of the amount you earn above the £21,000 threshold.
You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment.
Get more information on repaying your postgraduate loan.
How to apply
The quickest and easiest way to apply is through the Government's Postgraduate Master's Loans website.
Receiving your loan
To receive the first payment of your loan, you’ll need to have fully completed registration with the University (which includes part payment of tuition fees).
You get the first payment after your course start date, once your university or college confirms that you’ve registered.
There are specific rules around students who transfer or repeat study and how this affects eligibility. For further information, please contact the Student Records team.
If you have been accepted for the Postgraduate Master's Loan, and are having difficulties in paying your fees before your first instalment is due, please contact our Student Finance team once you’ve received a tuition fee invoice.
Please be aware this page is a summary correct as of January 2023.
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.
We aim to prepare you for a successful career at the heart of one of the world's most exciting industries. The events sector is a very broad and resilient one, and our graduates are highly employable across a wide range of organisations.
95 per cent of our School of Hospitality & Tourism Management postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2023, HESA).
Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following roles:
- Conference Services and Facilities Manager
- Project Manager at an event agency
- Senior Executive (in destination management services).
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