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MA in Tourism and Heritage Management

September 2024
On Campus
1 Year / 2 Years

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Fees (EU)


Fees (non-EU)


Course Capacity



1 Year / 2 Years

Work Placement




NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts

Course Type


Study Mode

Full-Time, Part-Time

Course Overview

The Master of Arts in Tourism and Heritage Management (Structured) is designed to provide graduates with a set of critical and highly employable skills within the area of tourism and heritage management at both a theoretical and practical level. It will improve their personal and professional skills to enable their professional development within both the indigenous and international tourism and heritage management domain while further developing their research experience and capability.

Participants will take several key mandatory modules such as Research Methods, Business Strategy, Critical Theories in Tourism and Heritage Management, Destination Management and Marketing: roles and responsibilities; and People and Leadership, and then specialise with a stream-specific module in either Heritage or Tourism, in terms of a consultancy-based project. Students will then build on their expertise in this field by completing a substantial research project in their chosen area of specialism.

This is a structured Masters programme, meaning there is a focus on research throughout with the research project totalling 60 credits of the 90 credits available.

What makes this course different


This is a structured Masters programme, meaning there is a focus on research throughout with the research project totalling 60 credits of the 90 credits available.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme could expect to find employment within a variety of organisations, such as National Tourism, Cultural and Heritage Institutions; The Heritage Council; the Civil Service; SMEs and larger indigenous firms as well as multinational organisations. Graduates might also progress to further research opportunities. 

Course Delivery and Modules

The programme comprises six five-credit modules, delivered over two semesters on a one-year full-time basis, and over four semesters on a two-year part-time option, followed by a 60 credit Research Project.

Fees and Funding

EU Fees:

  • Full-time (EU): €4,500
  • Part-time (EU): €2,250 p/a

Non-EU Fees:

  • Full-time (non-EU): €9,950
  • Part-time (non-EU): n/a

You may be eligible for financial support for this course through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system. Find out more


EU Fees


International (non-EU Fees)


Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a Level 8 Honours Degree within a cognate Arts, Tourism, Hospitality or Business area or equivalent. The award must be at Honours 2.2. level or above

Non-Standard Entry Requirements (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Dundalk Institute of Technology recognises that knowledge, skills and competencies can be acquired from a range of learning experiences, including formal, non-formal and informal. Through the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy, the Institute commits to giving value to all relevant learning, irrespective of mode or place of learning.

Recognition of prior learning will provide opportunities for access, transfer and progression to education and training and for the achievement of an award. Processes and practices for the recognition of prior learning are detailed in the Institute's RPL Policy. Learn More about RPL at DkIT

International (non-EU) Requirements

Candidates must have a good working knowledge of the English language at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent. Additionally, the international office at DkIT use the NARIC database for comparison and recognition of international qualifications.

Details of DkIT’s English language requirements are available at: 

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the MA in Tourism and Heritage Management please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Dr. Annaleigh Margey

Head of Department of Humanities


Dr. Kevin Burns

Acting Head of Department of Hospitality Studies


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).