BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management and Festival & Event

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Study in a city of festivals and you’ll be well prepared for a career in international hospitality management and festival & event.

  • Napier code:

    34317BH

  • UCAS code:

    NN88

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BA (Hons)

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

Edinburgh offers an ideal place to study international hospitality management and festival & event. With its rich history, abundance of attractions and world-famous festivals, the city is a centre for travellers and tourists from all over the world. Hospitality and tourism businesses flourish here, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience.




Tables set up for an event

This course allows you to pursue a career in both the hospitality and festival and event industries. It reflects the international character of hospitality management and has been designed to meet the needs of the industry.

Similar to our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management, you’ll study the principles of hospitality management, specialising in festival and event. You’ll apply this knowledge to practical situations on an industry-based placement or live project, preparing you for a career in the hospitality and festival and event industries.

Alternatively you can choose to study abroad through our international exchange links in Europe and the USA.

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 a work placement option in Year 3.

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

What you study

Below is an indication of the modules you may study. 

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • Marketing 1
  • The Business of Festivals & Events
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Accounting for Business

Year 2

  • Festival & Event Design and Delivery
  • Sports Event Tourism
  • The Management of Hospitality Systems
  • Event Management
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality,Tourism and Events
  • One option 

Year 3

  • Hospitality Business Development
  • The Management of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Events
  • Hospitality Supervision and Training Skills
  • Live Project and one option, or 24-week Supervised Work Experience

Year 4

  • Festival & Event Impacts and Sustainability or Sustainable Development in Hospitality
  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events or Global Service Management
  • Global Hospitality Management
  • International Festival & Events Environments
  • Dissertation

Work placement

An optional 24-week supervised work experience period 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.

Your qualification acts as a stepping stone to graduate management training schemes with major multinational hotel groups, or can be a route into junior management positions in a range of sectors.

This course offers excellent preparation for employment in:

  • food and beverage management
  • accommodation services
  • festival & event management
  • financial management
  • sales and marketing
  • tourism management
  • retail management


Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BCC 

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

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

New Grading System:

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

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. 

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 27 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 in a related subject with grade B in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

   

BBC

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate required.

A Level

AAB

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate required.

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass in a related subject with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

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 on our nursing courses (except Veterinary Nursing).

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