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Sports and Leisure Management / Bainistíocht Spórt ┐Fóillíochta

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Leisure Management

2023 CAO Points: 262

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements:

Minimum Number of


Level 5:


  • BBSXX / 5M2102 Business Studies
  • BMXXX / 5M2069 Marketing
  • DHCXX / 5M2083 Hotel & Catering
  • DTXXX / 5M5011 Tourism
  • 5M5146 Sports, Recreation & Exercise


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

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.

The B.Sc. in Sports and Leisure Management takes a student-centred approach to learning. Students engage with the Sports, Leisure and associated sectors through innovative teaching and actively learning by doing.  Real-life problem solving takes place through engagement with community and industry, and collaborative and reflective learning will include using case studies, guest lectures from experts in their field, and site visits to a range of Sports and Leisure facilities. 

The course is a mix of business, sports and leisure theory and applied modules providing you when you graduate with a wide range of competencies and attributes that you will find valuable working within the Sports, Leisure and associated sectors. You will study topics such as Communication, Marketing, Intercultural Competence, Leadership in Health Activity and Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Leisure Law, and Facilities Management. Graduates will build the attributes and competencies required to work in the field. 

Using options in Years 2 and 3, you can tailor your interests around the themes of community, leisure and wellness, tourism or management. A final-year dissertation will be chosen from themes of Community; Leisure and Well-being; Tourism; and Management.

Study Abroad Opportunities

In Year 2, students have the option to study at a partner University in Europe, under the Erasmus course.

Work Placement 

Students will undertake a 6-month professional work placement. This may be completed outside Ireland, also under the Erasmus course.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates will have the opportunity to gain accreditation in areas such as personal training and pool lifeguard.

Previous graduates have developed careers as activity co-ordinators, consultants and project managers, event organisers, facility managers, personal trainers, sport and leisure development officers with local authorities, national governing bodies and educational institutions.

Graduates have also developed roles in sales and marketing, membership management, information technology, and have progressed to general management and group management functions within sports and leisure organisations.

Graduates have also had successful careers in the wider services sectors including retail, financial services and public administration. Graduates may also wish to set up their own business within the sector, and skills and competencies are focused on this during the later years of the course.

  • Leisure Studies
  • Digital 1 - Fundamentals
  • Professional Business Communication 1
  • Intercultural Awareness in HTLE or Language
  • Accounting for Tourism and Leisure
  • Safety Programme for Leisure Management
  • Professional Business Communication 2
  • Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Event
  • Operations OR Aquatic Studies
  • Intercultural Competence in HTLE or Language
  • Leadership in Health Activity and Nutrition
  • Management 1 for HTLE

Economics for HTLE

Stream A: Leisure Operations


Stream B:  Exercise Health Studies and Personal Training 1

Leisure and Sports Policy and Planning

Talent Management for Tourism, Travel and Leisure  instead of Introduction to HR

Management 2

Option 1

Management Accounting- Cost and Decision –making

Leisure Facility Safety

Stream A:  Leisure Management Behaviour Competencies


Stream B: Exercise Health Studies and Personal Training 2

Leisure Law

Digital 2 – Literacy

Option 2

  • Sustainable Sports and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Strategic Management- An applied approach
  • Data Analysis
  • Management Accounting- Planning and Control
  • Option 3
  • Option 4
  • Professional Work Placement and Career Management
  • Research Methods
  • Marketing Strategy for Tourism Hospitality and Leisure
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital 3 – Channel Competencies
  • Applied Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Contemporary and Future Issues in Leisure
  • Strategic Management: Case Study Approach
  • The Workplace of Tomorrow

Undergraduate Dissertation

Options will be offered based on the themes: Community, Leisure and Well-being, Tourism, and Management.  Option modules offered will depend on availability of staff.

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to year 2 and year 3 of 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

On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study in TU Dublin or elsewhere.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman

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Programme Chair – Karen O’Sullivan

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