Global Meetings and Events Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW Become part of an events industry worth an estimated £70 billion to the UK economy, offering hundreds of thousands of jobs across a huge range of sectors. Whether you dream of managing festivals, music and sporting events or high-profile conferences, meetings and exhibitions, our Global Meetings and Events Management postgraduate course will give you advanced knowledge and skills for higher level careers in this dynamic industry. Featuring in-depth modules enhancing your appreciation of global events theory and the complex strategic and operational tools used in the industry, our course will mould you into a skilled decision-maker who can cope with dynamic project management and maintain key partnerships while developing substantial avenues of funding or achieving sales targets. You will work on live current case studies and have the chance to plan, market and manage a real live event with one of our charity partners. Our events management master's course offers a huge array of further opportunities, from an international residential trip to a multitude of industry visits. Thanks to our excellent partnership with event management software company Cvent, you can further boost your employability with additional specialist skills training, while you will also have access to state-of-the-art video and podcast facilities in our Digital Skills Hub. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Residential visit – Study the role of events in tourism development on a visit to a global destination, with essential fees covered by the University – past trips have included Milan, New York, Copenhagen, Athens and Vienna
  • Enrichment – Hear from guest speakers and visit a wide array of major events and venues including ICC Birmingham, Telford International Conference Centre and International Confex in London
  • Practical application – Work on live current case studies and develop further skills using Cvent event management software, with additional certification to boost your CV
  • Award-winning university – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. University College Birmingham offers training in Cvent event management software, while we are also a member of various industry associations including EVCOM, MIA, AEME and NOEA. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Conference centre manager
  • Event manager
  • Hotel manager (small hotel or deputy of larger hotel)
  • Market researcher
  • Marketing executive
  • Public relations officer
Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course


  • Events in Tourism Development
  • Global Digital Marketing
  • International Events Management
- Sustainability and Ethics in Events

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT The mainstay of the teaching will be via our online facility and the Canvas learning platform. You will also have access to Cvent along with desktop publishing platforms via Adobe Creative Cloud. Wider graduate advantage skills will be enhanced through the production of research material. Lectures and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study. You will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice. You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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Entry requirements

**Masters Entry Requirements** - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component **Postgraduate Diploma Entry requirements** - A minimum of a third –class honours degree - An equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution - We will also consider an equivalent professional qualification - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2MA/MSc/PGDip - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)6MA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Institution's Own TestMA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Please note, if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. For more information please visit EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit
Global Meetings and Events Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS