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  • Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Start date
January 2016 & Sept 2016

Application Date

Closing date
Jan intake - 3rd January 2016
Sept intake - 31st August 2016
Subject to availability of places.

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Full Time - 1 Year
Part Time - 2 Years

Programme Code:
DT9443 (Sept Intake)(P/T),
DT9444 (Jan Intake)(P/T)
DT9434 (Sept) DT9433 (Jan) Full-time

Part Time - 2 Years, 3 days per week or on a modular basis
Sept intake: Sept to Sept the following year
Jan intake: Jan to Feb the following year

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Financial Support

As a postgraduate student at DIT, there are a number of funding options available to you. Below, we've outlined the most popular options.

Higher Education Grants:
Since September 2012, postgraduate students have made their online application direct to SUSI. The newly appointed body for student grants in Ireland, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) operates an online grant applications system you can access at

VEC Scholarships:
Scholarships through your local VEC are available and you can find all the most up-to-date information at the Dept of Education Website or

Sponsorship by Employers:
It is possible to get sponsored by your employer to pursue postgraduate studies by research within the Institute, or to attend a postgraduate course. Arrangements should be made with your employer and the contact person in the relevant School or Research Centre of the Institute.

The work you complete may be related to a problem identified by your employer as being of particular interest to their business.

Funding – International Students:
Many International students studying in Ireland are sponsored by their own government or through other international scholarship programmes. In most cases applications should be made through the Ministry of Education in the student's home country.

The Irish Council for International Students administers Study Fellowships under the Irish Aid Programmes for students for Priority Aid Countries. Please refer to for further information. International students are also advised to refer to the Website of the International Education Board Ireland, which gives information on scholarship sources.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess a bachelor degree at honours level (2.2 grade or higher) or equivalent. In addition, applicants may be required to complete an admission interview.

International (non-EU) students also need to provide evidence of their language proficiency (6.0 or above in the IELTS test).

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on candidates' academic grades and may also take into account applicants' work/life experience. The DIT recognises both REL and RPL. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Faculty of Tourism and Food, DIT Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of Masters Degree in Tourism Management (M.Sc. in Tourism Management) of the Dublin Institute of Technology. Students may also apply for an exit award after completing a third or two-thirds of the programme successfully. If students decide to exit the programme they may receive a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma respectively.

Course Content

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.


The programme is aimed at both professionals currently employed within the tourism industry and those from complementary backgrounds who wish to enter the tourism field. In this context it may be of particular interest to people coming from a heritage, languages, geography, marketing or business background.

This programme aims to equip participants with the necessary expertise to manage, co-ordinate and develop tourism businesses and projects in Ireland and abroad. It is aimed at both professionals currently employed within the tourism industry and those from related fields. This dynamic programme encourages interaction between academics and industry practitioners from the national and international tourism sector.

Subjects Taught

The programme involves six taught modules plus a dissertation in the area of Tourism Management.

Tourism Management Modules:

International Tourism Trends, Markets & Products
Tourism Destination Planning & Management
Dissertation (including Research Methods)

Core Modules:

Managerial Finance & Entrepreneurialism
The Effective Manager
Emerging Industry Issues
Strategic Marketing & Digital Commerce

Assessment Method

The programme is assessed through a range of methods, which includes: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and terminal examinations.

Careers or Further Progression

Graduates of this programme have found employment in a wide
range of positions within and outside the industry. Career paths include management positions in the travel sector, tour operators, national and regional tourism organisations, tourist attractions, hospitality businesses, community development, cultural organisations, cooperative marketing groups, support agencies and local authorities. There are also opportunities for graduates in research, teaching and consultancy.

Further Enquiries

Dr Gerry Dunne
Hospitality Management & Tourism
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha Street Dublin 1

T: 01 402 7548
F: 01 878 8721

Course Web Page

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