12 months
14100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
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The Cultural Events Management course at the De Montfort University 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.

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Reasons to study Cultural Events Management MSc at  De Montfort University :

  • A unique focus on cultural events, the cultural sector and the festival community
  • Tailored to meet the needs of the dynamic and expanding industry of cultural events and festivals
  • You will explore the relationship between culture, business and management while enhancing your skills in developing and managing cultural and commercial events
  • Industry placement opportunity meaning you can choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further.
  • You will be able to work with key DMU partners such as British Arts Festivals Association, De Montfort Hall and Festival Republic
  • You will also benefit from working with teaching staff at the cutting edge of publishing, research and new ideas in the field
  • Option to organise and run DMU’s annual week-long festival Cultural Exchanges alongside members of staff

Graduate careers

Within the UK alone it is estimated that there may be up to 25,000 festivals and events with a strong cultural dimension. With 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. Many people employed in the festivals sector travel from one festival to another on three to four month contracts. There are also major sporting events such as the Olympics, and commercial expos, which all provide employment opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Events Leadership
  • Festivals and Events Practice
  • Marketing for the Creative Entrepreneur
  • Research Methods (Compulsory)
  • Business Planning for the Creative Entrepreneur
  • Live Music Events
  • Animating Places

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree. 

  • We encourage and welcome applications from applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives and all non-standard applications will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £4,050 (part-time) per year


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. 
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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