Wolverhampton Business School

Hospitality and Event Management

MA Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

MA Hospitality and Event Management is designed to equip professionals to undertake a range of diverse operational and strategic management roles within the hospitality and event sectors.

MA Hospitality and Event Management is designed to equip professionals to undertake a range of diverse operational and strategic management roles within the hospitality and event sectors.

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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 20 January 2020
  • Award MA
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

MA Hospitality and Event Management is designed to equip professionals to undertake a range of diverse operational and strategic management roles within the hospitality and event sectors. Studying on this programme you will be introduced to application of management concepts relating to hospitality and event organisations, including event planning, event catering and hotel related operations. You will also gain knowledge in the use and management of a range of property and venue types, ranging from B&Bs to mixed development properties, and from street theatre to exhibition centres.

You will be able to work with technology and tools associated with the management of hospitality and events to create exceptional consumer experiences. You’ll also be equipped with the skills to manage material, financial and human resources. You will be provided a contextual knowledge base from which you can interpret relevant concepts and theories and develop ideas not only to provide solutions to the complex challenges facing hospitality and event organisations but also communicate these solutions effectively to a range of audiences.

If you are interested in owning and managing your own business, and wish to acquire business skills this is the course for you! You will develop skills in enterprise, employability and entrepreneurship necessary for the creation of event and hospitality business in a wide range of settings.

What happens on the course?

September start (full time)

Semester 1

7BU004 Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Culture

7LI010 Advanced Hotel and Accommodation Management

7MK022 Service Sector Marketing

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

Semester 2

7BU005 Delivering Customer Experience

7LI016 Advanced Food and Beverage Studies

7LI006 Managing events in a digital world

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This programme offers flexibility to students in terms of career choice and meets industry demand because there is a wide appeal amongst employers for students who have both event and hospitality sector knowledge and expertise. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme.  

The course is unique in bringing together the two subject areas, and teaching on the course is undertaken by experienced practitioners. The teaching team have published widely in both subject areas and the Department has been recognised as a centre of excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

  1. Critically analyse key concepts, processes and theories and their application in professional practice to provide effective solutions to operational and strategic issues in hospitality and event management.
  2. Critically evaluate social, cultural, economic and technological trends in the leisure economy to effectively design and manage sustainable products/services.
  3. Synthesise effective event and catering plans in order to deliver a competitive visitor economy product.
  4. Critically evaluate event and hospitality marketing and the role of advanced technology in managing visitor/guest experience.
  5. Critically engage with hospitality and event management discourse for future employment or continuing personal and professional development.
  6. Synthesise and analyse appropriate secondary and primary data to effectively address contemporary hospitality and event issues.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £7450 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3725 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3825 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13300 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2019 Entry

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

  • A first or second class (2:2 minimum) undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning. 
  • Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
  • English Language requirements are normally IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each area (unless otherwise stated) or equivalent accepted qualification.
  • Please use the following link to see the range of English Language Pre-Sessional courses and related Pre-Masters courses offered by the University of Wolverhampton International Academy.
  • For further information relating to overseas qualification please use the following link https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/our-locations/your-country/

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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