International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management - MSc

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Why study this course?

Our International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management MSc will provide you with strong academic and professional skills that will help you to become a leader within events, leisure, tourism or the wider creative industries sectors.

The programme combines the principles of generic and specific management knowledge. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop relevant skills that will help you become a senior figure in events, leisure, tourism or another related sector. At the same time it will help you to develop broader skills and attributes, which will enable you to succeed in the general management sector.

More about this course

Our postgraduate International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management MSc course will offer you an opportunity to progress your career in the sector by providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the issues relating to management, as well as the core business functions of events, leisure, tourism and the wider creative industries sectors. We’ll also provide you with an international perspective into current industry challenges, including understanding the impact on matters of globalisation of business, ethical and legal implications, the social and environment impact, profitability and much more.

The programme has been designed by London Metropolitan University experts and external specialist advisors, who possess extensive experience in their respective sectors and are aware of the skills which are necessary to succeed in the industry. The degree structure encourages in-depth learning of key functions within events, leisure and tourism, while giving you the opportunity to study the general field of business management with two elective postgraduate modules from the wide portfolio of the Guildhall School of Business and Law. This combination of events, leisure and tourism subjects will give you greater flexibility to decide which particular sector you’d like to go into after graduation. It will also improve your career prospects as many organisations in the wider creative industries sector work across these three industries.

Our course is designed to mimic the real world of events, leisure and tourism so that you’ll graduate with the ability to successfully achieve desired objectives, both alone and as part of a team. The collective involvement of students and teaching staff will enhance your learning experience and professional development. You’ll not only learn through academic theory, but also through practical problem-solving activities where you’ll work on solutions individually or draw on other students’ experience in group tasks.


Our assessment methods are designed to help you develop skills that are vital for work in the broader creative industries sector. Your acquired knowledge and skills will be assessed through a variety of methods, which may include individual and group tasks such as case studies, coursework, in-class tests, reports, essays, reflective blogs, presentations, portfolios, a research proposal and a dissertation. All core modules are assessed by two pieces of work, each worth 50% of the module final mark.

Professional accreditation

The course is recognised by the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), who are the UK’s leading professional body for conference and event organisation. ABPCO recognition for this course gives you access to exclusive networking opportunities and guest speakers.

London Metropolitan University’s Guildhall School of Business and Law is a member of the Association of Event Management Educators (AEME), an organisation that shares best practice in teaching events management and provides industry networking opportunities for students and teachers.

You’ll also benefit from close links with government and businesses via our membership of the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), as well as insights from international projects by research centres such as the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS).

The Guildhall School of Business and Law is also working closely with a number of other professional bodies such as The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA), the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Further professional recognitions, accreditations and memberships will be considered in the near future.

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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • an honours degree with minimum lower second (2.2) in related academic of business-related subjects or two or more years of professional or industry-relevant experience (proven track record, employers’ letter, professional qualifications etc)
  • a minimum of GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English and Maths, or Functional Skills Level 2 (pass)
  • two letters of reference about your suitability to undertake academic studies at master’s level

A full online application will need to be submitted, which includes a detailed supporting statement on why you want to study the course. You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of award certificates.

Advanced entry is possible if you hold a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) from a business and management discipline, awarded no more than five years prior to the application date. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for individual modules, (from a business and management discipline), up to 40 credits (with the exception of Research Methodology and Dissertation modules) may also be possible if you’ve achieved those no more than five years prior to the application date. Such applications are also subject to the University’s academic regulations and processes.

Submitting your application will not be a guarantee of admission, and the final admissions decision rests with the course leader.

*If you have a non-related or non-standard academic background will be interviewed face-to-face, or if that is not possible, via video conference technology (interviews via telephone will not be accepted).

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Where this course can take you

Our International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management MSc offers opportunities to pursue career routes in events, leisure, tourism and the broader creative industries sector, both in the UK and internationally.

On graduation, you should be equipped for executive, management and leadership related positions in the creative industries sector in UK and internationally. Our course is designed for both those already working in the industry (as a career booster) or those seeking to enter the industry or the wider sectors.

For current and aspiring managers, leaders and executives, the course will offer an opportunity to enhance and improve your academic skills and develop industry-specific knowledge.

Potential career routes, destinations and jobs for graduates include:

  • events management and executives
  • leisure executives and managers
  • tourism executives and managers
  • hotel managers and executives
  • conference executives and managers
  • entrepreneurships routes

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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