International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management - MSc

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Why study this course?

This all-encompassing master's in Events, Leisure and Tourism Management, is your way to new professional highs. Boost your career and professional prospects in the UK and internationally.

This programme has the potential to significantly enhance your career or facilitate entry into the industries of Events, Tourism and Leisure Management.

More about this course

The International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management MSc degree provides the opportunity for you to develop your understanding at a higher level,you'll learn about key functions within the Events, Leisure and Tourism Management sectors. At the same time, this course could help you develop potentials at your current role, as a leader/aspiring leader within the industry.

The course is located in the Guildhall School of Business and Law. Embedded within this MSc programme are the principles of generic and subject specific knowledge, international outlook, ethics, social corporate responsibility, inclusion, logistics, people management, environment, diversity and sustainability.

You might be a senior figure such as an Events Manager, a Hotel Assistant Manager or Leisure Consultant, in a National Organisation, an International Corporation or a local business. You might be thinking of starting your own business or you might be ready for your next challenge and looking for a new job and career progression.


We use a combination of individual and group assessment methods, such as coursework (e.g. reports, essays, case studies), in-class tests, presentations, portfolios, research proposals, which leads to a dissertation (possible in the form of a research/business consultancy report).

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation will be considered after the graduation of the first cohort. This could include: Tourism Management Institute (TMI) related accreditation, CIM (Chartered Management Institute) or The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO).

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a degree standard with min 2.2 in related subjects or business-related
  • two or more years of professional or industry-relevant experience (proven track record, professional qualifications)
  • English and Maths GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 (passed)
  • For non-UK applicants: IELTS at 6.5 overall score (min score of 6.0 in individual components)
  • two letters of reference

You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of award certificates.

Modular structure

Modules include:

  • Marketing Management for Events, Leisure and Tourism (20 credits)
  • Project and Quality Management for Events, Leisure and Tourism (20 credits)
  • Fundraising and PR in Events, Leisure and Tourism (20 credits)
  • Accounting and Finance for Events, Leisure and Tourism (20 credits)
  • Research Methodology for Events, Leisure and Tourism (20 credits)
  • Dissertation for Events, Leisure and Tourism (40 credits)

Electives/Options – two modules out of six possibilities

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Managing Employment Relations in Contemporary Organisations
  • Environmental Economics and Investment
  • International Logistics
  • International Corporate Finance

After the course

On graduating, you will be equipped for executive, management and leadership related positions in the broader Events, Leisure and Tourism sectors in UK and internationally.

The course is designed for both those already working in the industry (as a career booster) or those seeking to enter the industry or the broader sectors.

For current and aspiring managers, leaders and high prospect executives, this course provides you with the opportunity to enhance and improve your key skills set, and develop industry-specific knowledge.

Expected career destinations and jobs for graduates, based on current estimates are:

  • Events Management and Executives
  • Leisure Executives and Managers
  • Tourism Executives and Managers
  • Hotel Managers and Executives
  • Conference Executives and Managers

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 online button to begin your application.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 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.

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