Crowded Space Design Management Risk Analysis

Edinburgh Napier University


Craiglockhart Campus


Where better to study best practice in managing crowded spaces, whether for events, festivals, transportation hubs or other public spaces, than Edinburgh - the world's largest festival city?

This one year work-based programme has been created by many of the key experts in this area. In fact, the course team has worked with Festivals and Events in more than 35 countries. It draws expertise from a wide range of international team members. The Programme's focus is on the integration of the physical and psychosocial processes involved in safely managing crowded spaces. It provides students with a unique opportunity to create and test new theory and then practice this in the workplace. It delivers a comprehensive understanding of how densely populated areas are managed, secured and above all made safe for the tourism, hospitality, business, conference, music, events, sports and technology industries.

The blended learning and block delivery method ensures the programme fits in with the efficiency needs of employees and employers; as students can study while either working in the industry, or can continue to work in their current day job if they are considering a switch into this expanding sector.

You will study:

Dissertation; Interdisciplinary Approaches to Spatial problems in Crowded Environments;
Organisational culture and the management of crowded space; Psychosocial Engineering for Crowded Space; Research Methods; Spatial Planning, Topography, Urban and non-urban design; The Changing Crowded Space

Entry Requirements

You'll need a 2:2 Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time
Part time (work based)

Course Length

1 year


Tourism, Hospitality, Festival and Events Management

SCQF Level