Events and Festival Management (Hons), B.A. | Queen Margaret University | Musselburgh, United Kingdom
B.A. On Campus

Events and Festival Management (Hons)

36 months
7000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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An event is like an iceberg, and the performance that the audience sees on stage is just the tip. Behind that lies 90% of unseen hard work done by the events manager and their team. On this Events and Festival Management (Hons) course from Queen Margaret University you will learn about the nature of events and how to design, manage and deliver them.


Could you plan, deliver and orchestrate an event such as a music festival? Where would you start? What would you need to consider? You will know all this by Year Two of this course. By Year Three you will understand who your audience is and what makes them return and promote your event for you.  

What you'll learn

In Years One and Two of the Events and Festival Management (Hons) course from Queen Margaret University you will focus on the specifics of events and festivals management, plus general management skills such as marketing, accounting and human resources.

In Year Two you will put theory into action when you plan and deliver a live event. Our students have organised unforgettable fashion shows, music nights, charity dinners and sports days, often raising thousands of pounds for charities in the process. You will critically consider the purpose of events and their political and social impacts.

Years Three and Four will deepen your understanding of how events and festivals relate to national and international strategic issues, such as how cities use events for image development and investment purposes. You will look at audience development and engagement, why do some ideas catch on instantly when others fade into obscurity? This is when you will refine the focus of your learning, choosing the elective modules that you are most passionate about. You will undertake a consultancy project for an events industry partner. 

If you continue to honours, you will develop leadership skills in international events and examine how events contribute to social justice. You will complete a dissertation in an area of your choice and undertake a placement within the events industry, preparing you for graduation and your future career.


You will have the in-demand skills and confidence to kick-start your career with a role in events management, festival management, sporting events management and many other interesting fields. Recent graduates are carving out impressive careers as General Manager, Events Coordinator, Performer Co-ordinator, Conference and Events Manager, Events Executive at VisitScotland, Events and Groups Executive at Apex Hotels and Front of House Supervisor at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Events and Festival with Purpose
  • Events and Festival Project Management, Design and Operations
  • Business Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Digital Business and E-Commerce Management
  • Live Event: Production and Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In 2022, this course is only available for entry into Years Two or Three. 
  • Direct Entry:
  • Year Two
  • HNC in a related subject with B in the graded unit
  • Scottish Higher: BC at Advanced Higher in relevant subjects plus BB at Higher
  • A Level: BBB in relevant subjects
  • Year Three
  • HND in a related subject with CB in the graded unit

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.

RUK+: £9,250/year


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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