The combination of tourism and events complimented each other and presented learning opportunities I might not have had on an event only Masters. The course gave me the confidence and skill set to push myself to become self-employed. I am forever grateful for the support of my lecturers both during and after my studies.


    How do you want to study?


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    Develop specialist knowledge and advanced practical skills in management, and study a breadth of topics designed to give you a competitive edge in the tourism and event industries.

    Designed with input from our network of employers, our MSc is based upon a firm foundation of research-led teaching, blended learning methods and expertise-driven insight. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain both comprehensive conceptual knowledge and an indispensable practical understanding of key areas within tourism and events.

      All about the course

      The structure aims to be both simple and comprehensive. You will follow four core modules, which will provide an overall foundation for management in the relevant industries, clearly introducing basic concepts, working approaches and methodologies. 

      The content of the programme has been designed in such a way that it underpins:

      • The interdisciplinary of our approach to the study of tourism and event management
      • A research informed, up-to-date curriculum, embedded in the real world of tourism and events

      The four core modules have been carefully written to prepare you for employment or study whilst being employed, and then fully prepare you for the dissertation that completes the totality of the programme. 

      You will also select two optional modules which offer you the chance to study two bespoke areas of management, to prepare you for employment and/or career enhancement, employability skills and attributes are embedded into each module. 

      Events related tourism is growing at an incredible rate and this programme has been developed in consultation with leading professionals to meet the need for specialist managers who can apply their skills to this interlinked field. 

      The programme will also offer you a variety of workshops to help you prepare and/or enhance your career in the tourism and events management industries. 

      We organise field trips and visiting speakers to put your learning into context. The mix of academic rigour and vocational relevance is designed to give you a long-lasting career advantage.

      Additionally, it may be possible to work with a lecturer to publish your dissertation.

      The MSc in Tourism and Event Management programme provides students with an extensive applied and practical experience. We want to fully utilise your skills and expertise, and provide you with further opportunities whilst studying on this programme.

      The Section of Events, Leisure and Tourism has allocated a minimum of 200 hours of paid work that will be delivered by MSc students that are studying on this programme.

      The aim of this work is to support the activities of the Section, and will enhance your profile and experiences whilst studying with us at CCCU. If you wish to be considered for this work, once registered there will be an ‘expression of interest’ request, followed by a selection process which will require you to indicate your skills and attributes that would be useful to the Section.

      Entry requirements

      Our standard offer for accepting students onto this programme is a good honours degree (2.2 or above). Applicants from a range of undergraduate subjects will be considered.

      This is in addition to a brief personal statement outlining interest and areas of specialism being considered, as well as a complete CV. The University has a well-established Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) structure in operation. Students without previous qualifications may be accepted as part of this process.

      If you are unsure whether your qualifications are appropriate you can contact the programme team direct on

      If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.

      Honours degree

      Module information

      Core/optional modules

      *Modules subject to validation

      How you’ll learn

      You will work on industry related scenarios and realistic simulations to understand the practice of tourism and events in the context of management, and develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills you will need to succeed in this industry.

      This programme utilises a wide range of cutting-edge teaching and learning methods, including:

      • Interactive lectures
      • Practical classes
      • Workshops
      • Virtual learning environments
      • Seminars
      • Problem based learning group work
      • Tutorials with supervisors 

      How you’ll be assessed

      Assessment is by a range of written coursework including research essays, presentations and a dissertation. There are no exams.

      Your future career

      This MSc is designed to enhance and/or further your career prospects in the tourism and events management industry.


      Government loans of up to £11,570 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2021. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

      The rules around course eligibility mean that in some cases it may depend on how you are studying (full-time or part-time) as to whether you can apply for a postgraduate loan. To check whether your course is eligible, you can email the Student Fees Team or call 01227 923 948.

      2022/23 tuition fees for this course

        UK Overseas
      Full-time £8,250 £14,500
      Part-time £4,125 N/A

      20% Alumni Discount

      We offer alumni discounts on CCCU Postgraduate Taught, PGCE Primary and Secondary, and Masters by Research courses for eligible students.

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      Important Information on Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2022/23 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.

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