Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a career in international festivals and events in one of the world’s most famous festival cities.
Edinburgh is arguably the most famous festival city in the world. Visitors from all over the globe travel to this tourism-friendly capital city every year to experience its thriving cultural, seasonal and special events making it a great place to study event and festival management.
This higher degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully coordinate and plan international festivals or events, including conferences and devise policies and strategies for the overall industry and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.
See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-International-Event-and-Festival-Management-Postgraduate-FullTime
What you'll learn
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.
This is a full-time course split up into three trimesters. 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.
- International Business Event Management
- Business Skills for Event Management
- International Festival and Event Management
- Experience Design and Management
- Two options
- Research Methods
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
As a graduate in event and festival management from Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll be well placed to progress within the industry, whether your career aspirations are local or international.
Career opportunities may 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 relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.