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International Events Management MSc

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Full time | Paisley Campus | 1 year | 04-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Events Management

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc International Events Management was designed to meet the sector's demand for talented, capable practitioners and will prepare you for a successful career in events management at home or abroad. It enables you to develop your practical, strategic, and conceptual understanding of the events sector within local, national, and international contexts.

As events are increasingly recognised as a tool for stimulating economic development, the industry is quickly professionalising and requires a growing number of graduates to form an educated, critically informed workforce. The MSc in International Events Management is designed to meet this demand by producing critically informed, operationally capable events practitioners.

UWS's School of Business & Creative Industries is a full member of both the Association of Professional Conference Organisers and National Outdoor Events Association. These associations are concerned with developing and enhancing the professional status of conference and event organisers.


  • Practical: 55%
  • Coursework: 45%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Oral presentation
  • Written reports
  • Coursework
  • Academic posters
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Literature reviews
  • Research proposals
  • Posters
  • Portfolio of written work
  • Portfolio of practical work


This programme has been designed in consultation with industry partners to ensure that graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this exciting global industry.

Graduates may find employment in business events, festivals and cultural events, global mega-events, sporting events, community events and charity/cause related events. The transferable nature of the skills and knowledge gained throughout the programme has also enabled previous graduates to career in related fields such as tourism, marketing, and PR. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


This module is designed to provide a clear appreciation of the research process as it applies to a creative research situation. The module adopts both a theoretical and a practical perspective. This means that students will be encouraged to understand the why of research and they will have the opportunity to practise the skills required and thus will explore how robust research should be conducted.
Professional Practice Route project (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You require a Bachelor degree or relevant academic, vocational or professional qualifications including work experience in the events sector or related fields.