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BSc (Hons) in International Tourism Management

Course Points
300
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • An opportunity to build a global career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
  • Transferable skills in business management, marketing, human resource management, sustainability, cross cultural awareness.
  • Smaller class sizes leading to more student engagement and student-centred learning.
  • Professional practice placement integrated across the programme.

Course Summary

Tourism is one of the world’s largest worldwide industries and is promoted as one of the fastest-growing sectors. In Ireland, the tourism is seen as one of the most important economic sectors, with significant potential to contribute to Ireland’s continued growth with forecasted growth in employment of 250,000 by 2025 (Irish Tourism Industry Confederation). Currently, 1 in 10 jobs in Ireland is in the tourism industry.

The BSc. (Hons) in International is designed to prepare graduates to become effective managers in a national and international tourism industry. Tourism specific modules will develop an understanding of the complex issues facing a contemporary global tourism industry, while business and management modules will develop critical transferable skills in business, marketing, management, finance and data analys

Year 1

Semester 1

  • The Tourism Environment
  • Tourism IT
  • Communications
  • Business Maths
  • Electives: English // Elective choice (tbc)

Semester 2

  • Understanding the tourist
  • Marketing Practice
  • Financial Accounting
  • Sociology and Society
  • Electives: English // Elective choice (tbc)

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Digital Tourism Distributions
  • Research Methods
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Managing People
  • Electives: English // Elective choice (tbc)

Semester 2

  • Tourism Policy and Economics
  • Tourism Operations and Technology
  • International Tourism Project
  • Cultural Competence
  • Electives: English // Elective choice (tbc)


Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Research
  • Media, Technology & Data
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Finance
  • Electives: English // Elective choice (tbc)

Semester 2

  • Research Paper
  • Global Citizenship
  • Tourism Issues and the Future
  • Leadership and Management
  • Electives: English // Elective choice (tbc)

* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only. The provision of electives each year is subject to numbers enrolling on each elective and available resources.

This programme is delivered through a mix of lectures and tutorials, with elements of on-line and blended learning. Professional practice work placement will also enhance the learning experience.

The BSc (Hons) in International Tourism Management will provide a pathway for those wishing to pursue a career in the vibrant, worldwide, tourism industry.

The course creates a learning environment for students to develop critical insights into management and tourism and how they are brought together successfully in tourism industries. Graduates will have the ability to apply business and management concepts in the development of sustainable business solutions for the tourism industry.

There are numerous careers options for graduates including Travel consultant, Tourism officer, Reservations agent, Tour guide, Tourist Information Centre manager, Tour operator or Operations manager.

Successful graduates from the BSc in International Tourism Management can progress to an MSc. In Tourism.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

→ INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades
→ AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
→ AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
→ AND Minimum Points Score of 300.


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
→ Two subjects at either:

    • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
    • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)

→ The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:

    • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
    • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
    • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

→ And a minimum score of 300 points

Co-op Placement of 1 day per week.

This course is best-suited to students:

  • who would like a career in a global industry with endless opportunities.
  • who would like to understand the potential of the tourism industry to make the world a better place.
  • who value high-quality education and the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification.

Brianáin Erraught (Head of Department of Hospitality Studies)
Phone: +353 42 9370256
Email: brianain.erraught@dkit.ie

Course ID DK850
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 300
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Hospitality Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK850.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.