• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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.


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
  • Cultural Policy and Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • UK/EU: £422 per 15 credits (part-time) per year.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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