BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Explore international events management in a city of festivals. With opportunities of a work placement and study abroad, you'll be well-prepared for a successful career.

  • Napier code:

    34313BH

  • UCAS code:

    N820

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BA (Hons)

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

Home to spectacular festivals and major events such as the Fringe and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Edinburgh attracts travellers and tourists from around the world all year round, making it a great place to study international festival and event management.

You’ll learn how to plan, design, market, operate and develop events, as well as how these events can be used to help local economies and communities.

With options of a 24-week work placement and study abroad, this course offers excellent preparation for your career in festival and events management.

You may also be interested in:

BA(Hons) International Festival & Event Management with Marketing

BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management with Tourism

BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management with Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management with Language


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You'll develop practical event management skills as well as a broad range of management techniques that can be applied to other industries. You'll gain transferable skills in research, academic writing, communication and interpersonal relations, presentation and time management.

This course is studied full-time over four years. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. There is an optional work placement option in Year 3.

We offer tuition that is supported by highly experienced teaching staff and strong industry links.

This course contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.

What you study

Below is an indication of the modules you may study. These will be supplemented by choices from a course-specific option pool.

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • The Business of Festivals & Events
  • Accounting for Business
  • Two options

Year 2

  • Festival & Event Design and Delivery
  • Sports Event Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Two options

Year 3

  • Planning and Public Policy for Festival & Events
  • The Management of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Events
  • One option  
  • Live Project and one option, or Work-Based Learning (24-week work placement)

Year 4

  • Festival & Event Impacts and Sustainability
  • International Festival & Events Environments
  • Dissertation
  • Two options

Work placement

An optional 24-week work placement is available in trimester two of your third year.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

This course offers excellent preparation for careers to management level in public, private and charity sectors, such as:

  • international festival and event management
  • festival and event marketing
  • festival and event development


Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBB

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BCC 

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. 

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.  

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass HNC Events or Events Management with grade B at SCQF Level 7 in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

A Level

BBB

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass HND Events or Events Management with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £11,950 £12,350