Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management
2023 CAO Points: All Qualified Applicants (AQA)
Leaving Certificate Requirements
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
English OR Irish
QQI/FET Award Required
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
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.
This course, which combines academic knowledge with field trips, site visits, and practical work experience, will equip you to work as a manager in the tourism, travel and related sectors, both nationally and internationally.
The course is delivered in a supportive, flexible learning environment aimed at empowering learners to achieve their personal and professional potential.
Tourism management focuses on the broad tourism industry and includes a professional internship, practical modules and academic subjects, while preparing students for leadership in this field. It combines academic knowledge with field trips, site visits, and practical work experience in the tourism industry.
A key focus of the course is on applied management and business subjects; for example, accounting, information technology, human resource management, marketing and communications. These are complemented by more tourism and field-specific subjects, such as tourism studies, sustainable tourism, tourism policy and planning, tourism service operations, and heritage, culture and tourism.
A European language is provided as an optional module on this course.
There’s a six-month work placement in Year 2.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Our internship course will provide you with opportunities to take your work placement in Ireland or abroad through the links our school has with industry.
Graduates pursue a variety of career paths both within and outside the tourism industry. Those who remain in the industry hold roles in tourism and hospitality operations, visitor attraction management, online booking companies, travel agencies and publicly funded tourism bodies.
- Tourism Officer
- Call Handler/European Confirmation Consultant
- Cabin Crew
- Tourism Information Centre Manager
- Travel Consultant/Executive Travel Agent
- Heritage Officer
- Reservations Agent
- Tourism Consultant/Management Consultant
- Visa Coordinator
- Tour Guide/Director
- Operations Assistant
- Multilingual Customer Care
- Passenger Service Agent
- Historic Site Manager
- English Language Assistant
- Recruitment Consultant
- Event Organiser
- Market Research Executive
- Sales and Marketing Executive
- PR Officer
- HR Administrator (Hotel Groups)
Examples of employers
- Guinness Storehouse
- Accounting for Tourism
- Digital 1
- Innovation and Tourism
- Introduction to Travel and Tourism
- Management 1
- Marketing for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
- Professional Business Communications 1 & 2
- Tourism Destinations
- Tourism Systems
- Choice of 1 option in each of 2 Semesters
- Management Accounting - Costing and Decision Making
- Management 2
- Choice of 2 options in Semester 1
- Travel & Transport
- Professional Internship & Career Management (Semester 2)
- Current Tourism Research - developing key academic skills
- Data Analysis
- Event, Leisure and Tourism Enterprise Development
- Management accounting: Planning & Control
- Sustainable Tourism
- Talent Management
- Tourism and Technology
- Tourism Policy, Planning and Regulation
- Choice of 2 options in each of 2 Semesters
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.
To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:
- To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
- For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
- For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.
The best thing about Tourism Management besides the broad range of different modules, and the 6-month placement, isstudying in such a positive environment, meeting people with similar interests and the amazing opportunities this course gives us. It is alsothe supportand enthusiasm that we get from lecturerswhich is a highly motivational factor thatcontributesto it being a great course.
Chloe Cooke-Griffin, second year student TU 747 Tourism Management, 2020
Completing the BA Tourism Management course has been the best decision I have made for my career. I knew I wanted to enter a career where I could travel while also gain a valuable business skillset which the Tourism Management degree allowed me to do. I now manage two highly successful International Travel programmes for an established travel brand.
Fiona Lawlor, Graduate, USA Visa Programme Co-ordinator
Please see below for progression details.