Global Meetings and Events Management MSc / PGDip

This postgraduate course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.

Overview (NV)

MSc / PGDip

Course length MSc
18 months full-time / 2.5 years part-time
Course length PGDip
1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Fees (Home/EU)
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Course overview

This exciting course will provide you with the opportunity to develop higher level knowledge, skills and talent for a career within the dynamic global meetings and event industry. 

This postgraduate qualification will enhance your appreciation of the complex, strategic and operational management tools used in the events industry. Your knowledge will be supported by current global events theory, giving you the ability to solve executive problems. 

By adopting a social science approach, you will explore and critique the operational and business issues within the sector and look for solutions at corporate business level. The social interaction of people within the wider environment will form the basis to how you approach a variety of concepts.

Why should I choose this course?

  • This degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and has a strong industry and vocational focus.
  • You will learn how to expand and develop your meetings and events business in the flushing global event marketplace.     
  • You will have the opportunity to take an optional placement within the industry, boosting your future career prospects.
  • You will learn from both experienced academics and industry leaders to develop your global business skills and worldview.
  • You can take part in and conduct your field research on an overseas residential.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice. 

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis and presentations.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Entry Requirements (NV)

Entry requirements

Global Meetings and Events Management MA

A good honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution. 

Global Meetings and Events Management PGDip

A degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution or at least five years’ management experience in a relevant field with appropriate academic qualifications. 

UCB’s standard English language requirement for postgraduate study will apply (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). 

Modules (NV)

Modules

Event Tourism International Events Management Masters Dissertation Strategy for Global Meetings and Events Sustainability and Ethics in Events Postgraduate Work Placement
Placements (NV)

Work placement

If you want to get your foot in the door of an events organisation, then this optional six-month placement will give you valuable experience, enhance your CV and may help your future employment prospects. 

If you choose to do this placement, you will be supported by our highly experienced hired@UCB staff members who organise presentations and meetings with employers to help you identify the kind of placement you want. Whether your ideal work environment is overseas or somewhere in the UK, there is an extensive choice available. 

At UCB, we understand the importance of work placements within academic study, and our employer contacts say they give preference to students with qualifications who also have experience within the field.

Employability (NV)

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates have secured jobs in the public, private and voluntary sectors as event organisers, salespeople, market researchers and in PR and promotional positions. 

Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:

  • Conference and exhibition venue management
  • Hotel and business centre management
  • Destination management organisations (DMOs)
  • Events management companies
  • Marketing positions within major companies 

hired@UCB

hired@UCB is our new student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills. 

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, in newly refurbished facilities, the hired team comprises of specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of: 

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

Find out more about hired@UCB services.

Profiles (NV)

Student profiles

Read what our current students and alumni love about UCB and how we helped them begin their career in industry.

Bianca sipu

Bianca Sipu

Global Meetings and Events Management

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Leanne Marlow

Leanne Marlow

Global Meetings and Events Management

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