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Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Fáilteachais

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management

2023 CAO Points: 208

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full level 5 or 6 Award


In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 5.5 in each component.

Course Description

The hospitality industry in Ireland and worldwide is performing very strongly and needs qualified graduates to work in and run operations in this sector. It’s a great industry if you’re interested in travel, as positions are plentiful and the financial rewards are attractive.

In this dynamic course, you’ll learn how to be a competent manager in any functional area in a hospitality business, whether in a top hotel or resort, or to open your own restaurant, hotel or bar. 

The industry-focused curriculum is taught through a range of practical and academic learning styles to maximise the learning experience. You’ll learn all the business skills you need to equip you for management while getting plenty of opportunities to put your skills into practice.

The combination of key business subjects such as Management, Communications, Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management with essential operational subjects such as Hospitality Industry Studies, Rooms Division, Food and Beverage Management, ensures that our graduates are well equipped for a successful career in the sector. 

Since European languages are increasingly important in the world of work, students can choose to study a European language.

Please note: If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this course is not recommended.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Our internship course provides you with opportunities to take your work placement in Ireland or abroad through the links our school has with industry.

Work Placement Information

There’s a six-month work placement in Year 2.

Equipment Requirements

Practical kitchen and restaurant classes, which are core in our first year, will require students to have uniforms and knives. Updated purchase information will be sent to students upon accepting and registering on the programme.

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Many graduates work in front-office management, in the food and beverage team as maitre d’hotel and management trainees, as events coordinators, and hotel group coordinators, duty managers, department managers, sales managers and trainee managers.

  • Duty Manager
  • General Manager
  • Hotel Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Restaurant/Bar/Public House Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Conference & Banqueting Manager
  • Night Auditor
  • Accounts Manager
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Area Manager Licensed Trade
  • Event Manager
  • Reservations Manager
  • European Confirmation Consultant
  • Food & Beverage Assistant
  • Accounts Manager - Tour Operator
  • Staff Trainer
  • Customer Services Representative - Cruise Ships
  • Cabin Crew
  • Airport Representative
  • Travel Consultant/Executive (Travel Agent)
  • Sales Executive
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Assistant

Employers include:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Abbey Ireland
  • HostelWorld

Semester 1

  • Digital 1 Fundamentals
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Intercultural Awareness OR Language 1*
  • Introduction to Management
  • Practical Restaurant Operations
  • Professional Business Communications

Semester 2

  • Intercultural Competence OR continue with language 1*
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Rooms Division Management
  • Professional Business Communications;
  • Financial Accounting

*Options Year 1:

Language 1 OR Intercultural Awareness and Intercultural Competency over the two terms.

Semester 1

  • Continue with Languages 2 OR 1 option**
  • Economics for Hospitality
  • Management 2
  • Hospitality Information Systems
  • Management Accounting - Cost and Decision Making
  • Hospitality Management Operations

Semester 2

Internship/ Career Hospitality Industry

** Options Year 2:

Language 2

Managing Training and Development OR Management Food Safety and HACCP

  • Hospitality Law I
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Management Accounting – Planning and Control
  • Operations Management for F&B
  • Revenue Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Strategic Management - An Applied Approach

Choose 1 option

Options Year 3:

  • Language 3
  • Managing People - Practical Insights
  • Marketing Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Food and Beverage Marketing
  • MICE Marketing
  • Managing Performance Quality and Customers

In addition to these options in year 3 a capstone project in the form of the IHI (Irish Hotel Institute) Game will recruit a number of students to partake in the competition each year.

Options will run based on feasibility.

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website

I think that the best thing is the practical classes that go hand in hand with industry studies; this means that even if you do not have any hospitality experience, you have a chance to learn! This also goes for learning how to use a reservations system in Rooms Division. The course overall is hands on and there is always a lot of support to help. I also like how there is an opportunity to go abroad for our placement in second year. The third year students of my course won the IHI – Game and one of my hopes is to follow in their footsteps when my times comes and also take part and bring home the win again!

Grace Byrne, Year 2 student.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman

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School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Progression Options

Year 1
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Level 7)
Year 2
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Level 7)
Year 3
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Level 7)
Year 4
Option to progress to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Hospitality Management (Add On) (Level 8)