Taught course

International Events Management

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

You will need a 2:2 honours degree or above from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification). Practical applied experience in events management is not essential.

International students should also have IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.

This course will only run subject to minimum numbers.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Study for a Masters in International Events Management at Liverpool John Moores University. This course will give you a critical, theoretical, strategic and practical knowledge and understanding of the sector on an international basis.

  • Course available to study full time over a year or part time over two years
  • Ideal for graduates and professionals from events, business and management-related backgrounds
  • Explore all aspects of international event management
  • Learn from research-active staff and event management professionals
  • Benefit from extensive networking and collaboration opportunities via EventStart
  • This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

This programme provides a critical understanding of relevant contemporary issues, whilst focusing on the practical application of theory and events management ‘know-how' and is delivered by staff with practical and academic expertise, using a variety of learning approaches.

The programme is built on self-directed study and independent learning. You will need to read around highlighted materials, identifying and critically appraising important themes. Lectures and tutorials will require active participation and you will also be involved in task-oriented activities featuring guest speakers and group discussions. The course has a strong emphasis on work-related learning. Modules such as ‘Planning and Resourcing Events’ and ‘Staging and Evaluating Events’ are particularly ‘hands-on’ in nature. This programme provides a range of opportunities to network, collaborate and gain event-related work experience with events organisations, including planning and staging a live event and engaging with voluntary work opportunities at events of different scales. Examples of past work experience engagement include the 2012 Olympic Ambassador programme; Aintree Grand National; Commonwealth Games 2014; Liverpool Fashion week; The Liverpool Festival of Business 2014; Outdoor performance art events featuring giant marionettes ( ‘Memories of August 1914’ and ‘Sea Odyssey: Giant Spectacular’.

Course links with EventStart mean 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.

In terms of support, you will be appointed a personal tutor who will provide academic and pastoral care. Additional academic guidance is available from module leaders, whilst generic study support comprises sessions on topics such as critical analysis, presentations skills and academic writing.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090