International Events Management MSc - 2020/1

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc International Events Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip International Events Management
PGCert International Events Management

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61062 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code


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 & Events Management

Programme Leader

LUNT Thomas (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

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate a systematic in-depth understanding of the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to international events management; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate a high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organization and provision of international events K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate an understanding of the research process. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Evaluate independently critical approaches and techniques relevant to international events management K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Evaluate the ethical dilemmas likely to arise in research and professional practice and formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


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)



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
Dual degree 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 2020/1 academic year.