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Cultural Events Management MSc

De Montfort University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    De Montfort University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Reasons to study Cultural Events Management MSc at DMU:

A unique focus
on cultural events, the cultural sector and the festival community
Tailored to meet the needs of the dynamic and expanding industry
of cultural events and festivals
You will explore the relationship between culture, business and management
while enhancing your skills in developing and managing cultural and commercial events
Industry placement opportunity
you can choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further
You will be able to work with key DMU partners
such as British Arts Festivals Association, De Montfort Hall and Festival Republic
You will also benefit from working with teaching staff
at the cutting edge of publishing, research and new ideas in the field.
Option to organise and run DMU’s annual week-long festival Cultural Exchanges
alongside members of staff
You'll study with professionally-active academic staff
hear from Senior Lecturer Jennie Jordan as she discusses the business of festivals.

Teaching and assessments

The programme takes a very case-study and primary research approach to teaching, combining academic study with practical experience in organising specific events, thanks to guest lectures and workshops you will also meet a host professionals from the cultural events industry. These national and international specialists range from those working for specific festivals and events, to local authorities and industry organisation professionals as well as technicians from the security and health and safety fields. In addition, as DMU is a member of the European Festivals Research Project, you will also meet respected international academics.

Graduate careers

Within the UK alone it is estimated that there may be up to 25,000 festivals and events with a strong cultural dimension. With the increasing number of commercial events, it is clear that there is a substantial market for DMU’s graduates both in the UK and globally. Many people employed in the festivals sector travel from one festival to another on three to four month contracts. There are also major sporting events such as the Olympics, and commercial expos, which all provide employment opportunities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

De Montfort University

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  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

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