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International Hospitality & Tourism Management / Bainistíocht Fáilteachais Idirnáisiúnta agus Turasóireachta

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

2023 CAO Points: 226

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of




2 H5

Minimum Grade in


Eng OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award

Essential Components Award:
3 Distinctions

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.

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, sales and marketing entrepreneurship, human resources, communication and IT. And you will 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. It’s a fully contemporary, practical curriculum focused on three aspects of international best practice: operations, communications and management. You will study a range of business and cultural topics and develop essential business skills in tourism, sales and marketing, food and beverage, entrepreneurship, human resources, IT, teamwork and problem-solving.

You can study French, German or Spanish to maximise your employability upon graduation. You will also learn about web design and e-business, media planning, procurement, food and drink tourism, corporate social responsibility,  and sustainable tourism policy and planning. This innovative course  is your starting point for a rewarding career in the international hospitality and tourism industry.

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
  • Irish Distillers

Semester 1

  • Critical Skills Development
  • Gastronomy
  • Irish Hospitality & Tourism Studies
  • Hospitality Information Systems 1
  • Kitchen & Rest Operations 1


  • French 1
  • German 1
  • Spanish 1
  • Tourism and Hospitality Business Environment

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
  • French 2
  • German 2
  • Spanish 2

Semester 3

  • Cultural, Leisure & Shopping Tourism
  • Economics 2
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Front Office and Accommodation Operations 2
  • Wine and Beverage Studies 1


  • French 3
  • German 3
  • Spanish
  • International Customer Care 1

Semester 4

  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Applied Principles of Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Wine & Beverage Studies 2


  • French 4
  • German 4
  • Spanish
  • International Customer Care 2

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

Semester 7

  • Sustainability and CSR for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector
  • Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurship
  • Food & Drink Tourism
  • International Tourism Policy
  • Content Management

Semester 8

  • The Digital T Student
  • Media Planning for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Tourism Futures & Strategy
  • Business Planning for Tourism and Hospitality

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 are listed on the CAO website.

When I was in school, I was told that the sector I would be most suited to is hospitality, after a careers assessment test. Back then, I had many sectors I thought I wanted to be involved in, such as digital media and nutrition – which is why I tried both out in two post leaving cert courses. Between these courses I went travelling to New Zealand, which opened my eyes to what the tourism and hospitality sector really has to offer. I realised how broad the sector is, how connected the people were and the range of opportunities that were available, along with the fact that I could travel and work almost anywhere in the world with this degree. With this thought in mind I finished my post leaving cert course and applied to TU Dublin Tallaght for the International Hospitality and Tourism Management – Bachelors Honours Degree. I chose this course originally because I thought the broad range of modules covered many different areas in this sector and I was excited to find discover the areas I was most interested in. I am happy I went along with my gut because since beginning this course I have learned skills and knowledge in many areas such as Accounting, Sales, Kitchen & Restaurant, Management, Media, Entrepreneurship, Aviation, Food & Beverage, Economics, Law, Policy & Planning and so on… which helps us not only understand each area but also has broadened our career opportunities for the future.

For my work placement, I had the opportunity to work in a Doyle Collection Hotel, in Front Office and the Sales department – both of which I maintained a permanent position after work placement. This gave me the opportunity to gain more practical experience in the hospitality sector – the best thing was being able to connect the theory we learned in class with what I was practically learning in the hotel. This course creates such a social setting within class group tasks, team building activities and group assignments, which is good because in hospitality and tourism the concept of networking, teamwork and community is very important.

Deciding what to study after school can be so tricky, you are giving so many options and are still trying to decide what you want to be when you grow up. The good thing about this course is you can choose between so many careers, in a variety of sectors, with this one degree. This gives you the opportunity to really explore into what you really are interested in. My advice would be to keep an open mind, look at the modules – there may be some you think you’ll love and others not so much but the funny thing is once you are in the class learning the content, you may be surprised to how much your original opinion changes. This course helps you to realise your full potential and your future goals while improving your skills, knowledge and personal experience in the sector.

This course has really supported me and helped encourage my career choice while allowing me to create friendships that will last forever, in our personal and work lives. The lecturers have been so supportive & caring and have helped us with every step of the way, while encouraging us to challenge ourselves and find our own interests – it is important to stick with what you like as everyone is so different. I had originally applied for the Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and decided to keep going to complete my Honours Degree (Level 8) as it offers many more career and educational opportunities. From someone that was unsure what they wanted to do when they were older, after completing this course, I now know, and I am so happy I had the opportunity to take part in it.

Emma Montague, Current Student

Upon completion of this level 8 course, students can undertake Level 9 Masters courses in a variety of disciplines such as Business, Retail, Hospitality, Marketing, Tourism and Human Resources at TU Dublin.

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Level 8


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


4 years

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