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Hospitality and Event Management MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Hospitality Management Events Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to equip professionals to undertake a range of diverse operational and strategic management roles within the hospitality and event sectors. Studying on this programme you will be introduced to application of management concepts relating to hospitality and event organisations, including event planning, event catering and hotel related operations. You will also gain knowledge in the use and management of a range of property and venue types, ranging from B&Bs to mixed development properties, and from street theatre to exhibition centres.

You will be able to work with technology and tools associated with the management of hospitality and events to create exceptional consumer experiences. You’ll also be equipped with the skills to manage material, financial and human resources. You will be provided a contextual knowledge base from which you can interpret relevant concepts and theories and develop ideas not only to provide solutions to the complex challenges facing hospitality and event organisations but also communicate these solutions effectively to a range of audiences.

What skills will you gain?

  • Critically analyse key concepts, processes and theories and their application in professional practice to provide effective solutions to operational and strategic issues in hospitality and event management.
  • Critically evaluate social, cultural, economic and technological trends in the leisure economy to effectively design and manage sustainable products/services.
  • Synthesise effective event and catering plans in order to deliver a competitive visitor economy product.
  • Critically evaluate event and hospitality marketing and the role of advanced technology in managing visitor/guest experience.
  • Critically engage with hospitality and event management discourse for future employment or continuing personal and professional development.
  • Synthesise and analyse appropriate secondary and primary data to effectively address contemporary hospitality and event issues.

Career path

Some of our master’s students are in lecturing jobs in HEIs and FEIs in the UK. Students also have the option to progress to higher degree. A master’s qualification prepares graduates for PhD study. Increasingly the department is attracting PhD students in the subject area.

Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | 23-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or second class (2:2 minimum) undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above; A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer. Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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