Taught course

Cultural Events Management

De Montfort University · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:1 or above UK bachelor's Honours degree. We encourage and welcome applications from those with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, and all non-standard applications will be considered. If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Months of entry


Course content

In the past 20 years, there has been an explosion of cultural and commercial events across the world ranging from small-scale local creative events, to international, multi-disciplinary festivals that transform cities like Edinburgh. This distinctive course meets the needs of the expanding cultural events and festivals industry perfectly.
It explores the connections between culture and business and demonstrates how to apply theory, key skills and knowledge in practice. It offers an excellent learning experience combined with intensive study and research options. You could work with organisations such as the British Arts Festivals Association, Festival Republic (the company behind Latitude and Reading), Glastonbudget or The Spark Children’s Art Festival.
You will receive one-to-one tutorial support, participate in lively workshops, seminars, lectures and have the opportunity to research individual festivals and events. The programme takes a case-study and primary research approach to teaching, combining academic study with practical experience of organising specific events.
Within the UK alone it is estimated that there may be up to 25,000 festivals and events with a strong cultural dimension. When one adds to that 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.

Information for international students

Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit dmu.ac.uk/international.

Fees and funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We currently offer the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship for Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

De Montfort University
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70