International Event Management with or without Advanced Practice

Ulster University - Belfast

International Event Management with or without Advanced Practice

This course will give you the skills and confidence to successfully manage events anywhere in the world. From corporate hospitality to mass sporting events or business trade shows, you can help make these happen. Working in partnership with industry experts, we have created a practical course to give you the skills employers are looking for. With all assessment coursework-based, you will cover topics such as event management, strategic marketing, managing and leading people, business sustainability, and innovation, as well as exploring external factors to be aware of within the sector.

Open to those with or without prior experience, you can choose an optional 12-week internship, allowing you to gain relevant skills in preparation for the world of events. You will have the opportunity to position yourself in a wide range of sectors, from business and non-profit organisations, to sport, arts, music, cultural events, festivals, and hospitality.

Work placement / study abroad
There is no defined work placement on this course, however there is an option to complete this degree with an Advanced Practice Pathway.

By choosing the Advanced Practice option, you will complete either an internship or an applied consulting project, working with an industry sector partner. This will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills in a real life organisational setting providing you with invaluable work experience. It will enhance your employability and career prospects by building your confidence in a business environment, providing you with tangible experience and allowing you to network and showcase your skills to potential employers.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Event Management
• Strategic Marketing
• Managing & Leading People

Semester 2
• Critical Event Studies
• Business Sustainability & Innovation
• Research Methods

Semester 3
• Dissertation

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must normally have gained:
A second class honours degree or better from a recognised university of the UK, Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

An equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved professional qualification or other qualification; and

Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English to GCSE grade C or equivalent. Non-English speakers must demonstrate that English ability is appropriate for studying at this level and provide evidence of English competence to IELTs 6.0.

Applicants do not have to hold their primary degree in a cognate area, but prior knowledge of studying tourism and/or hospitality at an undergraduate level or relevant work experience may be beneficial.

In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

An interview may form part of the selection process.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").


Advanced Practice available full-time only.

Enrolment dates

Start Dates: September 2024 and January 2025

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Career options
This internationally recognised course will provide you with the diverse knowledge and skills needed to operate across the industry within a vibrant and diverse range of sectors from business and non-profits to sport, arts, music and hospitality.

You could find yourself working within event management companies, in-house for an organisation or freelance organising large or small events ranging from personal events like weddings and parties, through to business to consumer (B2C) events like festivals and business to business (B2B) events like conferences and exhibitions.

Whether you are currently working in the industry and want to progress your career to management level or are a recent graduate who wants to enter the sector for the first time the knowledge and skills learned will equip you for working in a diverse range of job roles.

From coming up with creative ideas and researching the market to setting targets, choosing suppliers, establishing timelines and managing the event on the day itself this course covers the competencies and qualities needed for employment and career growth.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert; MSc with Advanced Practice

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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