BA/BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management

In Edinburgh

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  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Edinburgh (Scotland)

  • Duration

    4 Years


Course introduction:
Home to spectacular festivals and major events such as the Fringe and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Edinburgh attracts travellers and tourists from around the world all year round, making it a great place to study festival and event management. 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. With options of a -week work placement and study abroad, this course offers excellent preparation for your career in festival and events management.




Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ


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To take into account

Minimum year 1 SQA Higher BBBB Standard Grade 3/National 5 C in Maths and English. A Level  BCC GCSE grade C in Maths and English. Irish Leaving Certificate  B1, B2, B2, B2 at Higher Level Ordinary Level grade C in Maths and English. BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3 Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.  GCSE grade C in Maths and English. International Baccalaureate Diploma Award of Diploma with points overall to include three HL subjects at grade 5.  4 points in SL Maths and English. European Baccalaureate Pass at % or above...

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Management
  • Event Management
  • Options
  • Hospitality
  • International
  • Tourism
  • Industry
  • IT Management
  • Hospitality

Course programme

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 an industry placement or live project and part-time work. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad through our international exchange links and you may also study a European language, which will prepare you for working in an international environment. 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 gain transferable skills in research, academic writing, communication and interpersonal relations, presentation and time management. This course is studied full-time over four years. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. There is an optional work placement option in Year 3. 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. What you study Year 1 Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events Intercultural and Organisational Management The Business of Festivals and Events Accounting for Business Two options Year 2 Business and Management Challenges Event Management Conference Management Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events Two options Year 3 Planning and Public Policy for Festival and Events Service Management One option Live Project and one option, or -week supervised work experience Year 4 Leadership and Innovation for Tourism, Hospitality and Events International Festival and Event Environments Dissertation Two options Work placement An optional -week supervised work experience period is available in trimester two of your third year. Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

This course offers excellent preparation for careers to management level in public, private and charity sectors, such as: international festival and event management festival and event marketing festival and event development
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