The programme combines the principles of generic and specific management knowledge. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop relevant skills that will help you become a senior figure in events, leisure, tourism or another related sector. At the same time it will help you to develop broader skills and attributes, which will enable you to succeed in the general management sector.

Postgraduate International Events, Leisure and Tourism Management MSc course will offer you an opportunity to progress your career in the sector by providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the issues relating to management, as well as the core business functions of events, leisure, tourism and the wider creative industries sectors. We’ll also provide you with an international perspective into current industry challenges, including understanding the impact on matters of globalisation of business, ethical and legal implications, the social and environment impact, profitability and much more.

The programme has been designed by London Metropolitan University experts and external specialist advisors, who possess extensive experience in their respective sectors and are aware of the skills which are necessary to succeed in the industry. The degree structure encourages in-depth learning of key functions within events, leisure and tourism, while giving you the opportunity to study the general field of business management with two elective postgraduate modules from the wide portfolio of the Guildhall School of Business and Law. This combination of events, leisure and tourism subjects will give you greater flexibility to decide which particular sector you’d like to go into after graduation. It will also improve your career prospects as many organisations in the wider creative industries sector work across these three industries.

Learning outcome

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the leisure and tourism industry.
  • Acquire knowledge of management principles specific to leisure and tourism, including strategic planning, resource management, marketing, and financial analysis within the industry context.
  • Develop skills in providing exceptional customer service tailored to the leisure and tourism sector.
  • Cultivate cultural awareness and sensitivity to cater to diverse tourists and communities.
  • Develop research skills to analyze market trends, consumer behavior, and emerging technologies within the leisure and tourism industry.
  • Enhance communication and leadership skills essential for effectively managing teams, collaborating with industry partners, and engaging with diverse stakeholders within the leisure and tourism ecosystem.

Course Details

Course Module

  • Marketing Management for Events, Leisure and Tourism
  • Project and Quality Management for Events, Leisure and Tourism
  • Research Methodology for Events, Leisure and Tourism
  • Developing Effectiveness in Leadership and Management
  • Fundraising and PR for Events, Leisure and Tourism
  • Accounting and Finance for Events, Leisure and Tourism
  • People and Organisations: Principles and Practices in Global Contexts
  • Dissertation for Events, Leisure and Tourism

Entry Requirements

You will be required to have:

  • an honours degree with minimum lower second (2.2) in related academic of business-related subjects or two or more years of professional or industry-relevant experience (proven track record, employers’ letter, professional qualifications etc)
  • a minimum of GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English and Maths, or Functional Skills Level 2 (pass)
  • two letters of reference about your suitability to undertake academic studies at master’s level

A full online application will need to be submitted, which includes a detailed supporting statement on why you want to study the course. You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of award certificates.


Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded 

  • MSc international events leisure and tourism management by London Metropolitan University, UK - NEXT Education.

Progression Pathway

Completing an MSc in International Events, Leisure, and Tourism Management opens a world of diverse career pathways. Graduates often step into event management roles, orchestrating international conferences, festivals, and high-profile gatherings.

Opportunities abound in leisure and tourism, with roles as destination managers, tourism consultants, or experience designers. Some venture into hospitality management, overseeing luxury resorts or boutique hotels globally. Entrepreneurial spirits might establish event planning firms or tourism startups. Continuous professional development through certifications ensures staying abreast of industry trends.

Networking with global tourism boards and industry professionals becomes instrumental, fostering a dynamic career at the intersection of cultural exploration and business.


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