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MSc International Festival & Event Management

Edinburgh Napier University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edinburgh Napier University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Develop practical skills in international festival and event management on our leading course, whilst in the worlds leading festival city

Overview

Edinburgh is the most famous festival city in the world with more than 70 years’ history of arts and cultural festivals. Visitors from all over the globe travel to this tourism-friendly capital city every year to experience its renowned arts and cultural festivals alongside its thriving portfolio of entertainment, business, and sporting events, making it a great place to study international festival and event management.

This Masters degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully plan, coordinate and manage international festivals and events, and to devise policies and strategies for the festival and event industry. It also contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.

Course details

You’ll develop skills such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your softer skills in the likes of time management, project management, and formal presentations.

You’ll also develop business and marketing skills that relate specifically to the design, management and evaluation 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 contemporary issues and key concepts involved in the international festival and event industry.

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

Assessments

The assessments on this course include individual coursework such as:

  • written reports
  • essays
  • portfolios
  • exams
  • oral presentations
  • business plans
  • design pitches

Careers

  • Festival and Event management
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Performance and theatre production
  • Event design and programming
  • Festival logistics coordinator
  • Music festival director
  • Event marketing and sponsorship management
  • Conference and corporate events management
  • Charity fundraising and event management.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,062per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

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