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Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Aíochta

Course Title: Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management 

Please see Minimum Entry Requirements on webpage for further information


Minimum ordinary degree (level 7 – NFQ) or honours degree (level 8 – NFQ) in a different discipline or equivalent. Students will be selected on the basis of their academic results. Final selection may involve an interview.

If English is not your first language

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.

This one-year conversion course provides an opportunity for students who have successfully completed an ordinary degree (level 7 – NFQ) or honours degree (level 8 – NFQ) in a different discipline to attain an honours degree (level 8 – NFQ) equivalent in a further single year of studies. The individual modules run in conjunction with existing modules on our degree courses. The offering of the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management course further develops the learners’ key skills, their strategic ability and introduces learners to the hospitality management discipline. The three-month industry placement forms an integral part of this course. 

This course is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions within the hotel and restaurant sector with varying degrees of responsibility. Graduates can expect to find employment in management positions in the world’s finest hotels, bars, restaurants, resorts and also overseeing special events and business conventions. There are also graduate opportunities in consultancy, research and further education.

Year One 

Semester 1 

  • Operations Management in Food & Beverage
  • Revenue Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • Conference Management
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Law

Semester 2

  • Front Office Management
  • Event Management
  • Strategic Management Seminars
  • Work-based learning and Placement

Advanced Entry/Add On Course

TU Code



Level 8


Higher Diploma


1 year


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