PGDip Events Management

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution'
  • At least two years event management responsibility or as a consultant/sole practitioner.

English Language Requirement:

  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English Language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.


Core modules

  • Critical Issues in Tourism and Events Management introduces you to event studies, an interdisciplinary field that studies all kinds of planned events and considers the meanings attached to events and the event experience.
  • Meeting Customer Needs introduces you to marketing and operations management knowledge, in the context of understanding customer needs and fulfilling those needs in ways that offer the greatest value to customers and organisations.
  • Events and Festivals: Planning and Management equips you with knowledge and understanding of planning and managing events and festivals. This includes pitching, accessing funding and project management for events, along with regulatory frameworks and policy contexts.
  • Staging and Evaluation of Events explores the various challenges and responsibilities of managing a range of resources to stage events and festivals, including their design and the evaluation and monitoring of them with regard to the customer experience.
  • Management Research enables you to understand the importance of gaining and using evidence to inform management decision-making and academic study.
  • Work-based Learning in Events and Tourism provides you with the opportunity to hone your practical skills by getting involved in real-world events and projects. You will undertake a short work placement, volunteering for an events or festival organisation.
  • Leadership enables you to critically examine and evaluate leadership theory and practice. It also helps you to develop a capacity for self-awareness and reflective learning with regard to leading and managing within organisations.

Optional (choose one)

  • Project Management offers a theoretical and practical perspective on critical factors for the successful management of projects. It also provides you with a comprehensive insight into the realities of project management processes in a variety of contemporary organisational settings.
  • Managing Finance aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and techniques of managing accounting and information management, to support decision-making in a global context.

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