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Cultural Events Management MA

De Montfort University
1 year / 2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree

Program description

event management MAThe Cultural Events Management MA course is designed for recent graduates of humanities and business-related disciplines with relevant experience of working in the cultural events sector.

Festivals, conferences, exhibitions and events are the 'calling cards' of our cultural identity. They allow us to develop links between different cultures, businesses and people and create local, regional and national distinctiveness. This Cultural Events Management course is ideal if you want to further your career prospects in this exciting industry.

Key topics of study in the Cultural Events Management MA degree include:

  • Cultural Events Leadership
  • Festivals and Events Practice
  • Business in Action
  • Operations and Human Resource Management
  • Dissertation or Work-Based Project

Students work in groups to deliver presentations, challenge and discuss ideas with their tutors and motivate themselves to study many hours outside of the classroom. Teaching will normally be delivered through lively and provocative workshops, seminars and lectures.

You will have the opportunity to research individual festivals and events and will receive one-to-one tutorial support.

Within the UK alone it is estimated that there may be up to 25,000 festivals and events with a strong cultural dimension which attract audiences of over 500. Adding the increasing number of commercial events, it is clear that there is a substantial market for our graduates in the UK and globally.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Cultural Events Management MA degree programme should meet the following requirements:

  • The equivalent of a UK Bachelor's degree (2:1 minimum) in a Humanities or Business-related discipline and be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in the cultural events sector - We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.
  • If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

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Tuition fees

For 2011/12 entry, the tuition fees for this course are:

  • £9500 (overseas students)
  • £3560 (Home and EU students).
  • £5000 Equal level qualification (Home and EU students).


De Montfort University (DMU) is situated in Leicester, England and offers both its undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity of benefit from workplacements. This gives the students preparation for the ”real world”, networking opportunities and employability skills. Watch this video to learn more about DMU and workplacement.


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De Montfort University

The £136 million reimagining of the campus at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve and shows our confidence in what we do and what we are. We were named the fifth best university...

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