International Special Events Management MSc

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Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 14/11/2018

Working in the special events industry is challenging and requires individuals who can demonstrate passion, professionalism and a positive attitude. If it is your ambition to work in the dynamic world of International Special Events and you want to study in an immersive learning environment, this is the course for you. You will learn through workshop-based delivery to help solve real tactical and strategic business issues.

Course

Highlights

  • International study trips available.
  • Industry placement opportunity.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

The focus on international special events and its application in a live environment is developed through the inclusion of an international field trip to a recognised events city in Europe.

Course Details

This unique course places a strong emphasis on design thinking and creativity as the underpinning for the planning and management of special events. As part of an international cohort, you will develop a holistic understanding of the importance of the special events industry. You will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to real world problems and appreciate the need for delivering service excellence and exceeding customer expectations internationally.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

With an emphasis on industry expereince and design and creativity this course will equip you with the skills and expertise needed to deliver successful special events that exceed customer expectations. You can expect to enter the industry in roles such as Conference Manager, Exhibition Manager, or Event Manager.

Several of the modules have a vocational emphasis embedded within the assessment. The industry experience module requires you to engage with a number of special events of your choice.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

You will normally need to hold a recognised 2:2 or higher UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised international institution. A wide range of degree disciplines will be considered including events, hospitality management, marketing, business, travel and tourism and entrepreneurship. Your application will also be considered if you possess a a significant portfolio of work at an appropriate level or relevant professional qualifications.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Marketing and the Consumer in International Special Events (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEIM035
    Core Module Y
  • Designing the Event Experience (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEIM034
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Destination Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEIM020
    Core Module Y
  • Service Excellence and Innovation (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEIM036
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
    Module code: LEIM031
    Core Module Y
  • Planning and Managing Special Events (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEIM038
    Core Module Y
  • Eventful Cities (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEIM039
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

This programme is delivered by a team of staff who demonstrate excellence in research and operational knowledge in both a UK and international context. Key subject modules are delivered within a real world environment, allowing students to contextualise their learning and observe the challenges to managing special events.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time: £3,240  (Year 1 80 Credits) £4,050 (Year 2 100 Credits)

Additional Costs
Fees cover all costs associated with the course, including membership of the International Live Events Association, an international field trip and any site visits linked to module assessment. Fees do not cover the purchase of academic books and texts, and personal expenditure during field trips.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,150
Part Time: £3,180 (Year 1 80 Credits) £3,975 (Year 2 100 Credits)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional Costs
Fees cover all costs associated with the course, including membership of the International Live Events Association, an international field trip and any site visits linked to module assessment. Fees do not cover the purchase of academic books and texts, and personal expenditure during field trips.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional Costs
Fees cover all costs associated with the course, including membership of the International Live Events Association, an international field trip and any site visits linked to module assessment. Fees do not cover the purchase of academic books and texts, and personal expenditure during field trips.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

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Updated 14/11/2018

  • Working in the special events industry is challenging and requires individuals who can demonstrate passion, professionalism and a positive attitude. If it is your ambition to work in the dynamic world of International Special Events and you want to study in an immersive learning environment, this is the course for you. You will learn through workshop-based delivery to help solve real tactical and strategic business issues.

    Course

    Highlights

    • International study trips available.
    • Industry placement opportunity.
  • This unique course places a strong emphasis on design thinking and creativity as the underpinning for the planning and management of special events. As part of an international cohort, you will develop a holistic understanding of the importance of the special events industry. You will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to real world problems and appreciate the need for delivering service excellence and exceeding customer expectations internationally.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    The focus on international special events and its application in a live environment is developed through the inclusion of an international field trip to a recognised events city in Europe.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      With an emphasis on industry expereince and design and creativity this course will equip you with the skills and expertise needed to deliver successful special events that exceed customer expectations. You can expect to enter the industry in roles such as Conference Manager, Exhibition Manager, or Event Manager.

      Several of the modules have a vocational emphasis embedded within the assessment. The industry experience module requires you to engage with a number of special events of your choice.

  • You will normally need to hold a recognised 2:2 or higher UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised international institution. A wide range of degree disciplines will be considered including events, hospitality management, marketing, business, travel and tourism and entrepreneurship. Your application will also be considered if you possess a a significant portfolio of work at an appropriate level or relevant professional qualifications.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Marketing and the Consumer in International Special Events (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEIM035
      Core Module Y
    • Designing the Event Experience (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEIM034
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Destination Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEIM020
      Core Module Y
    • Service Excellence and Innovation (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEIM036
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
      Module code: LEIM031
      Core Module Y
    • Planning and Managing Special Events (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEIM038
      Core Module Y
    • Eventful Cities (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEIM039
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time: £3,240  (Year 1 80 Credits) £4,050 (Year 2 100 Credits)

    Additional Costs
    Fees cover all costs associated with the course, including membership of the International Live Events Association, an international field trip and any site visits linked to module assessment. Fees do not cover the purchase of academic books and texts, and personal expenditure during field trips.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,150
    Part Time: £3,180 (Year 1 80 Credits) £3,975 (Year 2 100 Credits)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional Costs
    Fees cover all costs associated with the course, including membership of the International Live Events Association, an international field trip and any site visits linked to module assessment. Fees do not cover the purchase of academic books and texts, and personal expenditure during field trips.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional Costs
    Fees cover all costs associated with the course, including membership of the International Live Events Association, an international field trip and any site visits linked to module assessment. Fees do not cover the purchase of academic books and texts, and personal expenditure during field trips.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour