Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International Events Management

The international scope of the events industry is continuously expanding. It has moved beyond geographical and cultural boundaries, presenting events professionals with opportunities and challenges. As a result, there is a strong demand for innovative professionals who can meet the requirements and demands of the evolving international events arena. This course is suitable for you if you are interested in working as an events manager or are already working in the industry and want to enhance your knowledge of events management in an international context. The programme is delivered by staff with practical and academic expertise, using a variety of learning approaches, including: lectures, seminars, workshops, guest speakers in task-oriented activities, group discussion and group work. The group work uses materials presented via: Blackboard (LJMU's virtual learning environment); lectures; event site visits. In addition, LJMU's links with EventStart mean that you can engage with the wider events community through volunteering and paid work opportunities, securing a broad range of employment-related skills and insights into the events industry.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Research Methods This module provides students with insights into methodologies and methods for their own research. Individual Research Project This module will help students to develop the skills necessary to plan and execute a research project that demonstrates critical and holistic knowledge and deeper understanding of the chosen subject area. Events in a Global Society The module provides students with critical perspectives of contemporary issues within the international events industry. Planning and Resourcing Events This module provides students with the theoretical knowledge, critical understanding and practical skills needed to plan and resource a live event. Students will experience the practical implementation of the different concepts and theories relevant to event planning and management. Staging and Evaluating Events This module provides students with the theoretical knowledge, critical understanding and practical skills needed to stage and evaluate a live event. Students will experience the practical implementation of the different concepts and theories relevant to staging and evaluating events and event impacts. International Event Studies The module provides students with a theoretical understanding of international event studies by exploring the historical and sociological development of international events as well the context of international event policy environments. Learning and Managing at Masters Level The module provides students with knowledge and understanding of conceptual frameworks and the learning skills necessary to perform successfully at Masters level. Promoting Events This module focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to promote events using effective communication tools.

Assessment methods

The programme employs a wide range of teaching activities including interactive lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars, group work and practitioner engagement via guest lectures and event site visits. This blend of contact with academics and practitioners will enable you to apply your theoretical learning, grow your network and enhance your learning experience. The range of assessments used will enable you to reflect on and embed your learning and practice vocational skills. You will be asked to produce essays, presentations, an annotated bibliography, a dissertation and a portfolio. As part of the 'Planning and Resourcing Events' and the 'Staging and Evaluating Events', modules you will have to demonstrate the development of your professional practice by planning, executing and evaluating a live event in Merseyside. For your dissertation, you will need to formulate a research question pertinent to your area of study. You will then critically investigate the issue in relation to the existing theoretical and practical context and synthesise study findings to form a conclusion.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Education)
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01512315340