University of Derby

Events Management

Kedleston Road Campus
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Rank: 99 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Kedleston Road Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2022/01/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £14700

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This highly respected masters course is ideal if you are looking to develop your leadership and management potential in the events sector. Study at a leading provider of events management coursesPrepare for a rewarding leadership and management career in the events sector with this masters course, accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. We are also a member of the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), so you can be assured of our strong reputation within the industry.Our lecturers are specialists in events management, and are members of professional bodies including the Association for Events Educators (AEMA), and the Professional Event Safety Group. You will draw on their expertise gained through professional experience and academic research.You can study this flexible course full or part-time. Or take our blended learning option and study while working. The full time option also offers a work placement in the UK or abroad.Links with employers and industryThere are many opportunities for you to meet industry professionals as we invite guest speakers and organise industry days on campus. There are also opportunities to work on real life projects helping you to combine theory and practice.We are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality - assuring you of our good industry links and reputation, and that our course provides you with the knowledge understanding, skills and experience to prepare you for a career in events management.Our award-winning academic team are widely published authors contributing to academic and industry journals. Placements - Available to UK/EU students onlyStudy full time and you can choose to include an integrated work placement of up to 12 months. By choosing this option, you will study your Independent Scholarship module ‘on-the-job', allowing you to research real world issues faced by your company.If you are not currently employed or you are an international student, we can support you to find a suitable placement.Study while you earnOur e-learning strategy allows you to study whilst in employment. You have the opportunity to study ‘blended learning modules' where most of your learning is online supported by your tutors. These blended learning modules are accompanied with block modules held on campus.


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be in possession of: A UK 2.2 (or above) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas Institutions. All subjects are considered, but possession of degrees or relevant experience in related subjects will be advantageous Or A significant portfolio of work at appropriate level or relevant professional qualifications. Every applicant is assessed individually on their merits and will need to attend either a face to face or Skype interview. Students applying for the MSc with integrated work placement will need to attend an additional interview with a prospective industry organisation.

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IELTS: 6.5 (6.5)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from some 100 countries to study at the university so there is plenty of assistance on hand to help them settle in. As well as the information on the website including the application process and requirements, there is also an International Student Centre that offers support and assistance while living in the UK. they can help with matters as diverse as finding somewhere to live, getting a bank account, being available to help students get around when they first arrive give advice and support during their studies. They can also help with matters such as immigration and visas as well as bringing family with them to Derby. The Student Union in the university is based within the Atrium, a large concourse on the Kedleston Road area that includes a bookshop, the student union shop, student employment office as well as other features and some accommodation options. It is used for social and private events as well as being the site of the student run radio station. Further union operates facilities are found around the Union Quarter, including a bar and live entertainment venue and a coffee shop. The union also offers support and guidance for students on a range of academic and no-academic matters as well as organising the sports and interest clubs and societies. There are over 50 of these ranging from music to politics and theatre to cocktails and cake baking. There are also many that are cultural or faith based for those seeking to learn about a new area or to meet those with the same background as they have. Then there are the sports, which come under the heading of the Athletics Union and number around forty. These include team and individual sports as well as water sports, outdoor activities and even martial arts. All take part in the BUCS leagues against other universities and colleges from around the country.

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