MSc International Festival and Event Management

Postgraduate, Part-time

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a career in international festivals and events

  • Napier code:

    31432MM

  • Course type:

    Part-time

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Award:

    MSc

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Course introduction

Edinburgh is arguably the most famous festival city in the world. Travellers flock to this tourism-friendly city to experience its thriving cultural, seasonal and special events. Where better to study International Festival & Event Management? With our close connections within Edinburgh’s festival community, and the number of tourist ventures and operations in and near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work during your studies and employment opportunities after graduation.

This Masters degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully coordinate and plan international festivals or events, including conferences, arts, cultural and sporting events, or devise policies and strategies for the overall industry.


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You’ll learn broad skills, such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods.

You’ll also develop business and marketing skills that relate specifically to the management of large and small-scale events and festivals with an international focus.

Through lectures, guest speakers and case studies, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the issues and concepts involved in the industry.

You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

With our close connections within Edinburgh’s festival community, and the number of tourist ventures and operations in or near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work and employment after graduation.

Subjects include:

Contemporary Issues in Festivals and Events

Business Skills for Event Management

Festival and Event Management

Experience Design and Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Two option modules

Research Methods

Dissertation


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.

As a graduate in International Festival and Event Management from Edinburgh Napier University, you will be well placed to progress within the industry, whether your career aspirations are local or international. 

Career opportunities include:

  • festival management
  • event management
  • conference management
  • public sector organisations


The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry. 

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, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). 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 are 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 2018/19 2019/20
Stage 1 £3,120 tba
Stage 2 £3,880 tba
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Home EU - Total Fee £7,000 tba
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Stage 1 £5,850 tba
Stage 2 £7,150 tba
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Overseas - Total Fee £13,000 tba
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