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International Hospitality & Tourism Management / Bainistíocht Fáilteachais Idirnáisiúnta agus Turasóireachta

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality and Tourism Management

2023 CAO Points: All Qualified Applicants (AQA)

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

Essential Components 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

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

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

Do you seek an exciting career in the international hospitality and tourism industry? This course can turn you into a business-ready graduate, with special knowledge and skills in tourism, food and beverage, sales and marketing, innovation, human resources, communication and IT. And you’ll acquire real-world experience thanks to the six month professional internship at home or abroad.

This course was developed in partnership with industry representative associations and leading practitioners from the food, leisure and business tourism sectors. You’ll study a range of business and cultural topics and develop essential business skills in tourism, sales and marketing, enterprise, human resources, IT, teamwork and problem-solving.

One of our core pathways is all about your personal development, creating your core competencies to enable you to flourish in a service innovation-based economy. You can choose to study a language or, if you prefer, another exciting business-related module. Our aim is to turn you into a business-ready graduate, dynamic, resourceful, multi-skilled, culturally sensitive and internationally aware.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students can complete a semester abroad under Erasmus programme.

Work Placement

In Year 3, you’ll undertake a placement in the hospitality and tourism sector, or complete an international work placement abroad.

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Graduate Trainee Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Front Office Supervisor
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Travel Agent
  • Meetings and Events Coordinator

Graduate Employers:

  • Dalata
  • Intercontinental
  • Hilton
  • Google
  • Doyle Group
  • Etihad
  • Bank of Ireland

* Languages are Elective

Semester 1

  • Critical Skills Development
  • Gastronomy
  • Irish Hospitality & Tourism Studies
  • Hospitality Information Systems 1
  • Kitchen & Rest Operations 1
  • French 1 (Elective)
  • German 1 (Elective)
  • Spanish 1 (Elective)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Business Environment (Elective)

Semester 2

  • Economics 1
  • Front Office & Accommodation Operations 1
  • International Hospitality & Tourism Studies
  • Hospitality Information Systems 2
  • Kitchen & Rest Operations 2
  • Europe in a Global Context (Elective)
  • French 2 (Elective)
  • German 2 (Elective)
  • Spanish 2 (Elective)

* Languages are Elective

Semester 3

  • Cultural, Leisure & Shopping Tourism
  • Economics 2
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Wine and Beverage Studies 1
  • Front Office and Accommodation Operations 2
  • German 3 (Elective)
  • International Customer Care 1 (Elective)
  • French 3 (Elective)
  • Spanish (Elective)

Semester 4

  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Applied Principles of Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Wine & Beverage Studies 2
  • French 4 (Elective)
  • German 4 (Elective)
  • International Customer Care 2 (Elective)
  • Spanish (Elective)

* Languages are Elective

Semester 5

  • Internship

Semester 6

  • Business, Sport & Event Tourism
  • Creative Digital Design
  • Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing People in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Sales for Hospitality & Tourism

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

Personally, I enjoyed the diversity of the course. The wide range of modules paired with TU Dublin savvy lectures, offers a student a broad spectrum of industry knowledge. Not only did I gain operational experience with modules such as kitchen & restaurant skills, but the course also captured other divisions of the hospitality industry that you may one day find yourself in. It offered me a sample of every possible route that I might wish to take within the hospitality sector, whether I had wished to explore accounting, language, economics or sales and marketing. This also allowed me to see the bigger picture and begin to appreciate each and every aspect of what makes up the business.

After completing the course, I completed the Ascend Graduate Management Program with Dalata Hotel Group, who I’d heard about during my time with TU Dublin. This programme allowed me to gain experience in each and every department within a hotel and also empowered me to finally decide upon which route I wished to take within the industry, as there are many options to consider. I found my calling first in Sales and Marketing and then specifically in Marketing.

Becoming Group Brand Executive of a large and well-known hotel chain is something that I had never imagined I might one day accomplish and it is only one stop on my journey to success. I am responsible for guarding the brand and providing support to over 20 hotels within the group.

My time in New York during my internship was a huge milestone for me. I enjoyed every aspect of my trip! I made some great friends during my time in TU Dublin! I was also given many exciting opportunities throughout my course.

With such a wide and diverse scope of modules, you are sure to find everything you’re looking for in this course. After having decided not to do this course originally, I am very glad that I decided to go back and give it a go. It’s been the best decision I’ve made so far and my career has sky-rocketed so quickly because of it!

With such a wide and diverse scope of modules, you are sure to find everything you’re looking for in this course. After having decided not to do this course originally, I am very glad that I decided to go back and give it a go. It’s been the best decision I’ve made so far and my career has sky-rocketed so quickly because of it!

Lorna Matthews, Graduate

TU746 International Hospitality and Tourism Management


TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 years

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Progression Options

Year 4
On the successful completion of year 3, students may proceed to: TU951 - BA (hons) in International Hospitality & Tourism Management