Tourism Management / Bainistiú Turasóireachta

Programme Title: Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management 

2021 CAO Points 263

Leaving Cert
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Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

If English is not your first language

Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 5.5 in each component.

This programme, 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 overall aim of this programme is to prepare students to perform at different management levels 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 programme 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 programme

Work Placement

There’s a six-month work placement in Year 2.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Our internship programme 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
  • Lecturer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Event Organiser
  • Market Research Executive
  • Sales and Marketing Executive
  • PR Officer
  • HR Administrator (Hotel Groups)
Examples of employers
  • Hostelworld
  • 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
  • Economics
  • 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

"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 programme 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.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

Dr Geraldine Gorham

Progression Options

Year 1
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Level 7)
Year 2
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Level 7)
Year 3
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Level 7)
Year 4
Option to progress to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism Management (Add On) (Level 8)