EVENTS MANAGEMENT MScThe University of Derby Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management
Buxton, United Kingdom
Study at a leading provider of events management courses Prepare for a rewarding leadership and management career in the events sector with this masters course, accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. We are also a member of the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), so you can be assured of our strong reputation within the industry. Our lecturers are specialists in events management, and are members of professional bodies including the Association for Events Educators (AEMA), and the Professional Event Safety Group. You will draw on their expertise gained through professional experience and academic research. You can study this flexible course full or part-time. Or take our blended learning option and study while working. The full time option also offers a work placement in the UK or abroad.
What you will learn
Links with employers and industry There are many opportunities for you to meet industry professionals as we invite guest speakers and organise industry days on campus. There are also opportunities to work on real life projects helping you to combine theory and practice. We are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality - assuring you of our good industry links and reputation, and that our course provides you with the knowledge understanding, skills and experience to prepare you for a career in events management. Our award-winning academic team are widely published authors contributing to academic and industry journals. Placements - Available to UK/EU students only Study full time and you can choose to include an integrated work placement of up to 12 months. By choosing this option, you will study your Independent Scholarship module ‘on-the-job’, allowing you to research real world issues faced by your company. If you are not currently employed or you are an international student, we can support you to find a suitable placement. Study while you earn Our e-learning strategy allows you to study whilst in employment. You have the opportunity to study ‘blended learning modules’ where most of your learning is online supported by your tutors. These blended learning modules are accompanied with block modules held on campus. What you will study You will develop your understanding of events operations, planning, risk management, marketing, finance and strategy; and you will have the opportunity to apply this understanding to conferences, exhibitions, festivals, product launches, trade shows and sporting events.
Who is the course for?
The teaching and learning methods we use include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical fieldwork exercises and online learning materials. Whether you are studying the MSc Events Management full or part-time, independent learning will account for around 60% of your time. On average, 20 credit modules take 200 hours to complete, 40 credit modules take 400 hours and 60 credit modules take 600 hours. All MSc Events Management modules are taught within the academic calendar (September through to July), but the pattern of delivery is flexible depending on the needs of the cohort, industry and university. It may include weekends, a block study week, weekly during the academic year or blended learning. The assessment methods we use are designed to hone your professional skills and include briefing reports, pitches, presentations, essays, unseen examinations and case studies.