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What will I learn?

Our MSc International Festivals and Event Management is the perfect postgraduate degree if you aspire to a career in the area of management across a range of global festivals and events.

The growing size and dominance of festivals and events around the world means that companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing various aspects of this fast growing and dynamic industry.

Emphasis throughout our International Festivals and Event Management course is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills that are aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to tourism and events today.

Why study with us

  • The Association of Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Links with a range of varied employers across the service sector, both within the UK and overseas.
  • This course has been accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the professional body for managers and aspiring managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry worldwide.

Future careers

Our students often have entrepreneurial passion and either plan to open their own events start-up, or have already worked in the area of organising a variety of events: business, music, entertainment or educational.

Graduates mentioned that the career pathway in festivals and events can be quite unexpected and therefore it is important to learn to recognise opportunities and act on them.

Which department am I in?

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (13,91,132) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021


Preston Campus

Preston Campus,



PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors Degree from reputable university with GPA 2.6/4 for 2:2 or GPA 3.2/4 for 2:1.

For international students

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree or equivalent in a tourism related subject. Postgraduate (IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6). TOEFL IBT: 91 (with minimum grades of 21 in each component).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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