International Events Management MSc - 2018/9
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
FHEQ Level 7
Final award and programme/pathway title
MSc International Events Management
|PGDip||International Events Management|
|PGCert||International Events Management|
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Modes of study
|Route code||Credits and ECTS Credits|
|Full-time||PKA61062||180 credits and 90 ECTS credits|
QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)
Other internal and / or external reference points
Faculty and Department / School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Hospitality & Tourism Management
LI Y Dr (Hosp & Tour)
Date of production/revision of spec
Educational aims of the programme
This programme provides students with both the education and training to become a professional event manager, capable of organising both small and large scale events.
Students will gain advanced understanding in how the event industry works and develop expertise in planning and managing different events.
The programme aims to provide a high quality vocational education, which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and professionals in the service sector industries covered by the programme.
The programme has a business management orientation related to service industries and draws on a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse the particular sector.
An integrated approach is taken so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme.
The programme permits students to pursue an element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations. Where appropriate it is international in scope and coverage.
The programme draws on the stimulus of the School's recent research activities.
The programme provides the students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.
Programme learning outcomes
|Demonstrate a systematic in-depth understanding of the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to international events management;||K|
|Demonstrate a high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organization and provision of international events||K|
|Demonstrate an understanding of the research process.||K|
|Evaluate independently critical approaches and techniques relevant to international events management||K|
|Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies||K|
|Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches||K|
|Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches;||K|
|Conduct research and produce a high quality dissertation: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyze the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of the research work||K|
|Evaluate the ethical dilemmas likely to arise in research and professional practice and formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others||C|
|An awareness of key, contemporary issues facing the events industry with regard to development. Students will gain insight into issues of strategic development and will develop the skills required to identify, analyse, critique and provide solutions to these issues||C|
|Demonstrate a range of skills which are relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation. These are particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, research skills.||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
Programme Adjustments (if applicable)
Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Choose 1 optional module in Semester 2
Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity
|Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics||N|
|Professional Training Year (PTY)||N|
|Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY)||N|
|Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme)||N|
|ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P)||N|
|Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme)||N|
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.