University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Course summary

Events play an essential role in the business, cultural and sporting life of all countries. In recent years an exciting new profession has emerged with event planners designing and organising a diverse range of events, and marketing the great variety of destinations and venues in which they take place.

This course is specifically designed for people who want to enter or make further progress in, management-level careers in the fast-expanding field of event management. London is an ideal place in which to study events with many venues on the doorstep. As a regular host of world-class sports and culture events such as Wimbledon, the London Marathon, Notting Hill Carnival and the London Fashion Week, as well as one-off mega events such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup, London is widely recognised as a world events capital. With several hundred venues and an abundance of international business and leisure events, London is a world leader in this dynamic industry.

This course explores the strategic development, design and logistical organisation of many different types of event. You will also learn how events and conferences contribute to enriching the lives of communities and improve communications in business, politics and professional life. The dissertation will give you further opportunity to research a conference or events topic in depth. The course is taught by experienced academics and industry practitioners, providing valuable insight into this exciting industry sector.

CAREER PATH

Graduates from this course enter a wide range of careers, in both the private and the public sectors, in Britain and internationally. These careers range from conference and events planning, to venue management, to destination marketing. Some choose to work with specialist organisations, such as convention bureaux, while others opt to work as professional conference organisers, event managers and venue promoters. Some students go on to pursue doctoral studies.

GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT

The positions held by our recent graduates include:

* Travel, tour operations and attractions

* Education and research

* Marketing

* Conference and events

* Hotels and hospitality

* Transport

* Travel journalism.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you?ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-21, 2021-JAN-18. 2020-SEP-21, 2021-JAN-18. 2020-SEP-21, 2021-JAN-18.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,500 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MA - Master of Arts European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and an essay. Exceptionally, an applicant without these formal qualifications but with considerable work experience in the conference or events industry may be accepted at the discretion of the Course Leader. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree (2:2), are required to submit an essay.
  • International entry requirements: A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and an essay. Exceptionally, an applicant without these formal qualifications but with considerable work experience in the conference or events industry may be accepted at the discretion of the Course Leader. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree (2:2), are required to submit an essay. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.