Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality & Tourism Management

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Business & Administration,Combined,Combined Arts,Foreign languages,Management and administration,Travel, tourism and leisure

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Hospitality & Tourism courses at IT TallaghtThis innovative honours degree is your starting point for a rewarding career in the international hospitality and tourism industry.

A unique feature of this programmes is that it has been developed in partnership with industry representative associations and with leading practitioners from the food, leisure and business tourism sectors.

This partnership with industry means that students will be exposed to a contemporary and practical curriculum focused on three components of international best practice: operations, communications and management.  In semester five, they will undertake a six month professional internship. They will be able to study French, German, or Spanish thereby maximising the full benefits of their internship and their employability upon graduation. Students will also have the opportunity to study contemporary modules in web design and e-business, media planning, procurement, food & drink tourism, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship and sustainable tourism policy and planning.

This industry is fast-moving, competitive and truly global in scope. Organizations range from multi-national corporations, through public sector bodies to small individually owned business enterprises.
The number of jobs created by this industry will grow significantly in the coming decade. The World Travel and Tourism Council, estimate that by 2020, 303 million people will be employed in the sector, up from 235 million people in 2009.


International Tourism & Hospitality Courses at IT TallaghtCAO Code TA 026: Honours Bachelor Degree of  Arts -  International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Bachelor Degree of Arts -   International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Length of Course: 4 Years

Recognised in Europe
Mature Students Welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but
may be considered on their merits. 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements
At least grade H5 or better in two higher level papers and grade O6 or better in four ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English and Irish and Maths.  Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F2) is acceptable for this course.

Summary - 2H5 & 4O6/H7 - Maths (F2)

2018 CAO points : 186 (round 1)


QQI/FET (formally FETAC) entry requirements:

Essential component awards: 3 Distinctions  

Essential major awards: BBSXX, 5M2101, BBSAX, 5M2468, BIPXX, 5M2067, BMXXX, 5M2069, BRSXX, 5M2105, BBSIT, 5M2111, ECHSX, 5M2154, ELAXX, 5M3114, DTXXX, 5M5011, ELESX, 5M2073, DHCXX, 5M2083


Career Opportunities

Hospitality courses at IT TallaghtThe BA Degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Management TA 015 and the BA Degree (Hons) in International Hospitality & Tourism Management  TA 026  are designed to provide graduates with a unique skill-set to enable them build and pursue successful careers in international hospitality & tourism management. 

These graduates will be in demand by hospitality companies, transport companies, tour operators, destination and event management companies, state agencies and consulting companies at home and abroad.



How To Apply

Department  phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2300 / 2333 / 2305 / 2306 / 2307  - Fax: + 353 1 4042304


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Course Content

Semester 1


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


Tourism and Hospitality Business Environment
French 1
German 1
Spanish 1

Semester 2


Kitchen & Rest Operations 2
International Hospitality & Tourism Studies
Economics 1
Front Office & Accom Oper 1
Hospitality Information Systems 2


Spanish 2
German 2
French 2
Europe in a Global Context

Semester 3


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


International Customer Care 1
French 3
German 3

Semester 4


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


International Customer Care 2
French 4
German 4

Semester 5



Semester 6


Business, Sport & Event Tourism
Applied Hosp and Tour Research
Management Accounting
Managing People in Hosp & Tour
Sales & Mktg Hosp Tour
Creative Digital Design

Semester 7


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

Semester 8


Business Planning for Tourism and Hospitality
Tourism Futures & Strategy
Media Planning for Hospitality and Tourism
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