Edinburgh Napier University

MSc Marketing with Festival and Event Management

Edinburgh Napier University
In Edinburgh

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Course introduction:
A career in marketing can take you into almost any sector of business and into workplaces all over the world. This course is particularly aimed at those who wish to combine the key principles and practice of marketing with a specialisation in the management of festivals, events and conferences. You’ll be able to make a vital contribution to commercial success in both the private and public sector. The practical applications, based on real business scenarios, will equip you for a marketing career in this fast-growing international industry.

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


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· Requirements

You will need a recognised Honours degree at 2:2 or above, or equivalent.  Applicants with a background in any discipline can be eligible to join the course. Applicants with a lower level of qualification such as an HNC or HND and appropriate work experience (five years in marketing or sales) will be considered for entry as Affiliate students, on an individual basis. Acceptance onto the course will be on a trial basis, and progression is dependent on results for Trimester 1 modules. If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of your...

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What you'll learn on the course

Event Management
IT Management

Course programme

Marketing requires a wide range of skills. You’ll learn to think analytically and critically examine the issues confronting the global business environment and the festival and events industries. You’ll develop brand management, quantitative and qualitative research skills and presentation techniques alongside the ability to formulate policies and plans and deliver exciting business or cultural experiences. You’ll benefit from our strong links within the global marketing, advertising, festival and event industries, as well as guest speakers. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in marketing practice within one of the most famous festival cities in the world. This is a full-time course, starting in September or January, and is split up into three trimesters. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. Subjects include Your course structure is based upon the MSc Marketing and includes modules from the specialist area of your choice including: Principles and Practice of Marketing International Business Event Management Strategic Brand Management International Festival and Event Management Research methods Dissertation One option module from Marketing Communications Consumer Behaviour One option module from Direct and Digital Marketing Global Marketing New Venture Planning Professional Selling and Sales Strategies Developing Intercultural Competence in the Workplace Advertising as Cultural Discourse 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

The scope of marketing employment opportunities is wide. Most businesses recognise the need for a marketing function and positions constantly arise in a variety of positions worldwide. You’ll be particularly well-equipped for marketing roles in the festivals, events and conference industries.

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