BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management with Language

Undergraduate, Full-time

International Festival & Event Management with Language BA (Hons)



Our course lets you specialise in French, German, Spanish, or English as a Foreign Language

Overview

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 & 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.

Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N8R8

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

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.

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.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught Lectures, workshops, seminars, overseas study at partner institutions, conversational Language sessions. Online resources include lecture slides, reading suggestions, podcasts, wikis, videos and more.
  • note and pen Assessments Essays, reports, presentations, projects, portfolios, exams, multiple choice tests, practical events, industry/client pitches, wikis, and more.
  • briefcase Work placement

    You're in the right place if you want real life, hands-on experience. Our strong links to industry allow us to offer an optional 24 week work placement available across all three of the subject areas: hospitality, tourism and festival & events.

  • study abroad Study abroad

    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 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.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • The Business of Festivals & Events
  • Two Language modules

Year 2

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

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

Year 4

  • International Festival & Event Environments
  • Two Language modules
  • Dissertation

Disclaimer

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBB to include the language to be studied.

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

BBCC to include grade B in the language to be studied

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

BCC to include the language to be studied.

GCSE grade C/4 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/4 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.


International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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 admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £12,350 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Recent graduates have taken up a wide variety of employment and study opportunities, reflecting the breadth of the festival and event industries.

  • International sporting events, such as London 2012, Glasgow 2014, Baku European Games
  • Conference and events management for city centre hotels
  • Exhibition management for diverse clients across multiple destinations and venues
  • Work with cultural and artistic festivals, both within teams and independently
  • Further study in business related subjects
Edinburgh Napier University student at an Edinburgh festival event