BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management with Language

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Prepare for a career in international festival and event management in one of the world’s leading festival cities with the additional opportunity to study overseas.

  • Napier code:

    34316BH

  • UCAS code:

    N8R8

  • 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 International Festival, 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 with a language.

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. You’ll also study a European language which will prepare you for working in an international environment.

With the opportunity to study abroad, this course offers excellent preparation for your career in festival and events management.


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Similar to our BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management, this route allows you to specialise in French, German, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language.

Festival and event management is a global business. The course combines a sound knowledge of the dynamic field of festival and event management with studying languages to give you a head start in dealing with international clients and artists, putting you a step ahead in your career.

You’ll benefit from studying in the heart of a city rich in culture and creative industries. Events, tourism and hospitality businesses flourish here so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain industry experience and make contacts via live project and part-time work.

You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad through our international exchange links.

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 also 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.

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
  • Two Language modules
  • One option 

Year 2

  • Festival & Event Design and Delivery
  • Event Management
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Two Language modules
  • One option 

Year 3

  • Planning and Public Policy for Festival & Events
  • The Management of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Events
  • One Language module
  • Study Abroad, or one Language module and two options

Note

Study Abroad is compulsory for all students studying French, German or Spanish as their main language and will take place in a country in which this language is spoken. It is also possible to choose to Study Abroad for a whole year.

Only students whose main language is English as a Foreign Language may, with the agreement of the programme leader, choose to remain at Edinburgh Napier during the Study Abroad period. You would then study the appropriate English as a Foreign Language module plus another two modules.

Year 4

  • International Festival & Events Environments
  • Two Language modules
  • Dissertation
  • One option 

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 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 to include the language to be studied.

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BBC to include the language to be studied.

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level to include the language to be studied and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include the language to be studied 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. 

A Level grade C in the language to be studied.

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 to include grade 5 in the language to be studied.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects to include the language to be studied.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

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 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £11,840 £11,950