You will advance your expertise in the strategic planning and management of large and complex events. Your knowledge will be honed by studying the management of worldwide events, ensuring you will be able to address the many industry changes and difficult challenges facing today's events managers.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will provide access to all the support and resources you will need, so you will be able to study at your own pace and from wherever you are in the world. To help you fit your studies around work and personal commitments, you will study one module each semester.
Modules are taught on a rolling basis, with new and existing students learning together and from each other, sharing their experience and knowledge via our Virtual Learning Environment.
The university has been given a five-star rating for our academic work in Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS, the international higher education benchmarking agency.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
This course is delivered by online learning and teaching methods focus on online materials. However, there is variety and diversity in the teaching methods deployed as they match the aims and learning outcomes of each module.
An online induction programme is provided in the first week of the course to ensure you are fully equipped to operate effectively throughout your studies. You will be supported by e-tutors and the distance learning team including administrative and course leader support.
A range of materials are provided to support your learning and include a programme specification, student and module handbooks and online learning tools. These include online and audio recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, directed reading in preparation for lectures, online journals and reports, online individual and group tutoring via web cam, and chat rooms for students and staff.
Here's what you'll need
To study this course you will need to use Windows, Mac OS or an i-Pad. If you're working on a PC, laptop or Mac you will require a 56k modem or higher with soundcard and speakers. Windows users will need version 7, XP or Vista and have access to Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mac users will need the OS X or higher version and access to Apple Safari, while if you intend to study via an iPad it will need to be the iOS 5.1 or a latest version.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.
Our staff are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing.
UKCEM is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Events Management by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure. Our courses are also recognised by the National Outdoor Events Associated, the British Hospitality Association and by EUROCHRIE.
We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.
Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
MSc Events Management (Online Learning)
I was looking to do something challenging to progress my career. Studying my masters has enabled me to lead on complex projects and deal with board level clients. My key accounts include Aston Martin and the Ministry of Defence.
Teaching and learning
Each module on our distance learning courses is individually designed to maximise your learning so study requirements will vary. As a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. These 10 hours of teaching and learning will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically includes audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more. All these resources are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed at a time and place that suits you.
Enhance your ability to integrate creative thinking and innovation management skills, by exploring a range of tools, techniques and processes to gain personal, professional and competitive advantage in the events context.
Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the impacts and risks of the events management industry. You will analyse the principles of risk assessment and how health and safety management works in practice and the significant risks involved in managing them.
Critically examine conceptual frameworks, models and techniques of strategic management and apply these to event case studies. You will reflect upon contemporary and cultural issues surrounding the development and use of strategy and its position within contemporary event organisations.
Gain a critical understanding of the way in which human resources are managed internationally. You will develop an awareness of the relationship between corporate strategies and human resource strategies and policies in an international context.
Explore the functions of operations and quality management and their contribution to the core business.
Gain an appreciation of the theoretical basis on which experiential marketing practice should be built and learn how designed experiences can be a powerful medium for motivating attitudinal and behavioural changes.
Gain the knowledge, skills and techniques required to conceive, plan and execute research that will ultimately enable you to successfully complete a major research project at masters level.
Using the skills and knowledge developed during the 'Masters Research Methods' module, you will produce a coherent and holistic piece of work on a major research project within your field of study.
Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you, and the Library is open 24/7 if you would like to visit. Our offsite team also provide specialist support for distance learning students.
Dedicated Support Team
Just because you aren't learning on campus doesn't mean you'll have to cope on your own - you'll have the support of a personal tutor along with the University's Student Hub and Wellbeing Centre. They are on hand to offer you advice about everything from academic issues to stress and anxiety.
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