Global Events Management


Key facts

Start dates

January 2023 / September 2023

Course length

Full time: 1 year or 2 years in sandwich mode which includes one year’s full-time paid supervised work experience (a work placement).

Part time: 24 months for UK and EU students (teaching normally provided on one day or two half days each week during semesters.)




Oxford School of Hospitality Management


Famous festivals. Mega sporting competitions. Global meetings and congresses. On our Global Events Management MSc, you’ll unlock opportunities to take the lead organising large-scale events like these around the world. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got experience in this area – we’ll give you the know-how you need.

Responsibility, sustainability, and inclusion are at the heart of this course. You’ll also benefit from a global programme of guest speakers. Hear from experts from all corners of the globe and learn about current issues for the industry such as event accessibility, and sustainability.

Take your learning beyond the lecture theatre with our practice focused electives. You can deliver a real-life event – with our Planning and Delivering the Sustainable Event module. Pick the Dark Tourism module and you’ll design a new experience for an attraction in this area. All these experiences will boost your employability and prepare you for success.

Specific entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution.

Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development.

Entry will also be subject to two satisfactory references (one of these must be an academic reference).

If English is not their first language students will need to satisfy the university’s English language requirements: IELTS minimum level 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking) or equivalent. Students who have completed their undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) will automatically meet the university’s English language requirements.