Events Management, MA

Events Management, MA

The events industry is a dynamic and rapidly growing sector, incorporating both commercial and creative elements. London itself hosts a huge variety of world-class live events, ranging from music and entertainment to sporting events, international trade fairs and community festivals to name but a few.We are proud to say our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism programmes were ranked 2nd in London by the Complete University Guide 2016. 

In addition, a greater number of organisations now invest in live communications to create experiences for customers, inspire and motivate employees, and develop meaningful messages for brands.

The events industry is a dynamic and rapidly growing sector, incorporating both commercial and creative elements. London itself hosts a huge variety of world-class live events, ranging from music and entertainment to sporting events, international trade fairs and community festivals to name but a few.

In addition, a greater number of organisations now invest in live communications to create experiences for customers, inspire and motivate employees, and develop meaningful messages for brands.

We have seen an increasing professionalisation of the events industry, including development of the skill sets and education of its people.

The University of Greenwich works closely with a variety of events-related organisations, venues, and suppliers, both locally and throughout London, with the aim of producing the successful events managers of tomorrow. Many aspects of the events sector are covered on this programme, which is delivered by accomplished academics with varied experience across all aspects of events with contributions from practitioners and specialists from the industry.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable students to gain a broad grounding in business subjects while focusing on their specific discipline of events management
  • To develop through a study of academic concepts and their application to business problems, students' knowledge of the world of events management and related activities.

Department

Marketing, Events & Tourism

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

1 year full-time
3 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good first degree from a recognised university or higher education institute (generally a minimum 2.2 or equivalent).

* One year or equivalent related work experience (paid or voluntary) is preferable.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students may follow our Pre-Sessional English sessions (accredited by the British Council).

Assessment

Students are assessed via assignments, presentations, problem-solving tasks, consultancy plans and a dissertation.

Career options

Graduates pursue opportunities in senior positions in a wide variety of roles connected with events and events management. This may include PR firms, local authorities, performing arts companies, theatres, festivals, hotels, sports venues and related industries.

Full time

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Events Management

A major growth area, with career options across public, private and voluntary sectors. Conferences, sporting events or live gigs - corporate and creative, we cover everything you'll need to know about this vibrant, fast-moving business.

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