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 We are a top 10 UK university for Hospitality,  Event Management and Tourism. (Guardian, 2021)


You’ll study in a world-famous tourist destination and Visiting Professors include Directors from all the key Edinburgh Festivals.


Our tourism, events and hospitality courses help you develop practical event production experience, as well as a broad range of management skills.

Stand out

Edinburgh Napier University offers one of the most respected tourism courses in Scotland, with strong links to this vibrant and diverse industry. This includes the delivery of an award-winning destination leaders development (DLP) programme, which is funded by Scottish Government to help the industry rebound from the impact of Covid-19.

Edinburgh Napier University is a Top 20 UK Modern University and is also within the UK Top 10 Modern Universities for Graduate Prospects (Guardian Good University Guide 2021).

Where better then to study tourism, or festival and events, other than the Festival City itself!
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  • Business Management with Hospitality top-up - BA Online Learning
  • International Festival & Event Management - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • International Festival & Event Management with Entrepreneurship (advanced entry) - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • International Hospitality Management - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • International Hospitality Management and Festival & Events - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • International Hospitality Management & Tourism - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • International Tourism & Airline Management - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • International Tourism & Marketing Management (advanced entry) - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • International Tourism Management - BA (Hons) Full-Time
  • MBA (Events Management) - MBA Online learning
  • MBA (Hospitality & Tourism Management) - MBA Online learning
  • Business Event Management - MSc Online Learning
  • Business Management (Events) - MSc Online learning
  • Business Management (Tourism & Hospitality) - MSc Online learning
  • Crowded Space Design Management Risk Analysis (work-based) - MSc Full-Time
  • Global Hospitality Management (Extended) - MSc Full-Time
  • International Festival & Event Management - MSc Full time | Part-time
  • International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management - MSc Full time | Part-time
  • International Tourism Destination Management - MSc Full time | Part-time
  • Marketing with Festival & Event Management - MSc Full-time
  • Business Management with Hospitality top-upOnline Learning
  • International Festival & Event ManagementFull-Time
  • International Festival & Event Management with Entrepreneurship (advanced entry)Full-Time
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  • Full-Time
  • International Hospitality ManagementFull-Time
  • International Hospitality Management and Festival & Events - BA (Hons)Full-Time
  • Full-Time
  • International Hospitality Management & TourismFull-Time
  • Full-Time
  • International Tourism & Airline ManagementFull-Time
  • International Tourism & Marketing Management (advanced entry)Full-Time
  • International Tourism ManagementFull-Time
  • Full-Time
  • Full-Time
  • Full-time
  • MBA (Events Management) - MBAOnline learning
  • MBA (Hospitality & Tourism Management) - MBAOnline learning
  • Full-time
  • Business Event ManagementOnline Learning
  • Business Management (Events)Online learning
  • Business Management (Tourism & Hospitality) - MScOnline learning
  • Crowded Space Design Management Risk Analysis (work-based)Full-Time
  • Full-time | Part-time
  • Global Hospitality Management (Extended)Full-Time
  • Full-Time | Part-time
  • Full-Time | Part-time
  • International Festival & Event ManagementFull time | Part-time
  • International Heritage & Cultural Tourism ManagementFull time | Part-time
  • Full-time
  • International Tourism Destination ManagementFull time | Part-time
  • Full-Time | Part-time
  • International Tourism Marketing - MScFull-time | Part-time
  • Marketing with Festival & Event ManagementFull-time
  • Full-Time | Part-time
  • Full-Time | Part-time
  • Course Spotlight

    Where better to study best practice in managing crowded spaces, whether for events, festivals, transportation hubs or other public spaces, than Edinburgh - the world's largest festival city? 

    This one year work-based programme has been created by many of the key experts in this area. In fact, the course team has worked with Festivals and Events in more than 35 countries.

    Find out more


    Much as the hospitality industry relies on both historic attractions and 21st century luxuries. Our stunning Craiglockhart Campus combines the ancient and modern beautifully. Almost a tourist destination in its own right, the campus sits at the bottom of a craggy hill and offers fantastic facilities; like a 400-seat lecture theatre, language and multimedia labs. It’s also home to our Innovation and Enterprise Centre and a real airline simulator. We’re currently using these facilities for research in the tourism sector that is already internationally recognised.
    Careers svg icon CAREERS
    • Festival Director
    • Head of Programming
    • Ticketing Manager
    • Theme Park Manager
    • Conference Centre Manager
    • Events Officer
    • Visitor Experience Consultant
    • Hotel Manager
    • Airport Manager
    • Volunteer Co-ordinator
    • Tourism Development Officer
    • Restaurant Manager
    • Airline Operations Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • Concert Promoter
    Placements svg icon PLACEMENTS

    You’re in the right place if you want real life, hands-on experience. Our strong links to the industry allow us to offer an optional 24 week work placement and we can arrange internships on most programmes. From Murrayfield Stadium to top hotels such as Crieff Hydro and from Edinburgh Castle to the airport, we can help you find summer placements that build your talents in real world situations.

    Study Abroad svg icon STUDY ABROAD

    There are opportunities to study abroad in many of our courses, through our international exchange links in Europe and the USA. 

    A street performer at the High Street or Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Fringe 2012.
    Star svg icon Alice discusses her role with the Edinburgh International Science Festival
    Rebecca at Musselburgh Racecourse
    Rebecca discusses her placement with Musselburgh Racecourse

    Kiril's Expedia experience

    Hospitality Management graduate Kiril tells us about his quick progression from an internship to a full-time marketing associate for Expedia and his ambitions for the future.

    After joining the company as an intern in July 2017, he was promoted three short months later.

    Find out how studying at Edinburgh Napier helped prepare Kiril for life outside the University as well as providing him with the skills he needed to succeed in his new career.