First for tourism: teaching tourism in Scotland for more than 25 years. 

We offer an unrivalled centre for tourism excellence at the heart of the world's festival city.  With industry-accredited courses ranked top in Scotland and top 10 in the UK, we offer unique programmes and research, developing tourism leaders of the future.

This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.

Alexander McCall Smith

Honorary Doctorate of Letters

Study in Edinburgh - Scotland's heritage hub, and the world's festival city.

At Edinburgh Napier, we offer distinctive study options, designed to equip you with the skills, experience and confidence required to succeed in the world of tourism. Based in Edinburgh, you will have access to an extensive calendar of festivals and events, as well as inspiration and guidance from our leading experts in all areas of tourism.

Why have a finger on the pulse when you can be at the heartbeat of world tourism.

Our courses

Undergraduate courses

  • International Hospitality Management - BA (Hons) & Joint Honours
  • International Tourism Management - BA (Hons) & Joint Honours 
  • International Tourism & Airline Management - BA (Hons) 
  • International Festival & Event Management - BA (Hons) & Joint Honours 

Postgraduate courses

Tourism News

Dr Jane Ali-Knight writes for The Conversation on the future of major music festivals:

'Are giant music festivals at the end of the road?'

Visiting lecturer prepares ahead of seminar on consumer experience:

Dr Isabelle Frochot arrives as part of November's Seminar Series

Professor Paul Lynch gives his views on the changing landscape of accommodation sharing platforms:

Airbnb offers the familiarity of home but is itself becoming commercialised

Dr Eleni Theodoraki explains the importance of 'Accessible Tourism' on UN World Tourism Day:

Tourism has vital role in confronting social ills in the UK and abroad

Dr Jane Ali-Knight describes how teaching festival and events management has evolved over the years:

When it comes to Festivals and Events, 'Scotland is the Perfect Stage'

Craiglockhart Campus

Home to the Business School, Craiglockhart campus blends the old and the new. Set within attractive grounds overlooking Edinburgh, facilities include 200- and 400-seat lecture theatres and language and multimedia labs. It's also home to our innovation and enterprise centre.

Engage with us

Edinburgh Napier University
Craiglockhart Campus
EH14 1DJ

Contact Karen Fisher

+44 (0) 131 455 4386

Who is Greyfriars Bobby?

Found in Edinburgh’s old town is a statue of the city’s most famous and faithful dog. Erected in 1873, the statue commemorates the story of Bobby the Skye Terrier, rumoured to have spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, until his own death in 1872.