Festival and Event Management with Language

BA/BA (Hons) Full-time

Course Overview

UCAS code: N8R8
Duration: 4 years
Study type: Full-Time
Napier code: 34307BH

Similar to our BA (Hons) Festival & Event Management course, this route allows you to specialise in French, German, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language.

Festival and event management is a global business. Studying languages alongside this dynamic subject will give you a head start in dealing with international clients and artists, putting you a step ahead in your career.

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Studying in Edinburgh, a city rich in culture and creative industries, you'll be ideally placed to learn about festival and event management. Edinburgh is home to world famous events such as the International and Fringe festivals and Hogmanay, which attract tourists and travellers from all over the world. Plus you could take the opportunity to study abroad through our international exchange links.

You'll learn how to plan, design, market, operate and develop events, as well as how these can be used to help local economies and communities. You will 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 skills that can be applied to other industries. You'll also gain transferable skills in research, academic writing, communication and interpersonal relations, presentation, and time management.

Professionally accredited by:

Institute of Hospitality

This course is eligible for the Erasmus exchange programme.

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What's it like?

Studying languages will give you a head start in dealing with international clients and artists.

Career prospects

We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out.

This course offers excellent preparation for employment in the following areas, both in the public, private and charity sectors:

  • international festival and event management
  • festival and event marketing
  • festival and event development.

You'll also be prepared to enter other management careers and careers in similar industries such as tourism, hospitality and marketing.

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Entry to the course

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Full-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study

The number of modules studied is dependant on the exit that you wish to achieve, for example:

  • A Grad Cert is 60 Credits (3 modules)
  • A Cert HE/Grad Dip/ HND is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • A Dip HE credit is 240 credits (12 modules)
  • A Degree is 360 credits (18 modules)
  • An Honours Degree is 480 credits

Please note that some part-time courses give modular exemptions for previous study and vocational experience. Advice is available during application.

Part-time study (per module)

  • A Postgraduate Certificate is 60 credits (3 modules)
  • A Postgraduate Diploma is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • MBA is 180 credits

Fees Table

Fees displayed are correct at the time of publication but the University Court reserves the right to make changes in fees at any time, and without notice, before or after the student's admission to the University.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and will rise each year during your programme of study, at least in line with inflation.

Funding your study

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specific scholarships for students from India and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit our funding pages to find out what you could be eligible for.

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