Tourism

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.

#DestinationEdinburgh Scholarship

New Hampshire native Michelle is the winner our Destination Edinburgh Scholarship for 17/18! Find out more about the adventures we have planned for her time in Scotland while she studies for her MSc in Tourism Marketing!

Study tourism at Edinburgh Napier

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

Postgraduate courses

MSc Ecotourism graduate Angelika on working for the Scottish Forestry Commission

5 minutes with Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

As a visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier and Chief Executive of the biggest arts festival in the world, we sat down with Shona to find out about the challenges of running her first Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and what drew her to a career managing festivals and events.

Come and check out Edinburgh for yourself!

Meet Hana, Wedding Coordinator Extraordinaire!

MSc International Event and Festival Management graduate Hana tells us how she got her dream job just two months after graduating and why she left it up to her fiancé to plan her own wedding! 

Should you start your MSc in September or January?

If you start your MSc in September you will take two taught trimesters from September-December and January-April, followed by a third summer trimester  where you will complete your dissertation. You will complete your degree in 12 months.

For a January start date you will have taught trimesters from January-April and September-December, and complete your dissertation in the third trimester, the following January-April. You will complete your degree in 18 months. 

A key advantage of the January start is that you can use the summer vacation to gain valuable work experience in the busy tourist season in Edinburgh, including the world-renowned international festivals. 

We offer both options for all of our Tourism masters, so the choice is yours!  

Download our postgraduate prospectus

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
Edinburgh
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.