County/location

  • Dublin

Qualifications

  • Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

Attendance options

  • Full time
  • Part time

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  • Course provider

Qualification Letters

MSc

Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Course Start Date: September 2014.

Application Date

Closing Date: 29 April 2014

Application Weblink

http://www.dit.ie/postgrad/howtoapply/

Duration

Full Time - 1 Year
Part Time - 2 Years

The full time programme involves three days of lectures (14 hours) per week. Please note all lectures are delivered during the day (9 – 8 pm). Some content may also be delivered as a teaching block and / or in a blended learning format. Modules will be available as CPD modules. In addition to lectures students will undertake significant self-directed learning and research. The programme also includes a Masters Induction week to introduce you to DIT and to prepare you for learning at Masters level.

Link to Course Fee

http://www.dit.ie/studentservices/feesandgrants/fees/postgraduatefees/wh...

Financial Support

Funding for Courses:
(i) Higher Education Grants
Postgraduate Students:
Students entering new postgraduate courses from September 2012 onwards will make their online application to SUSI.

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the newly appointed body for student grants in Ireland who operate an online grant applications system accessible at studentfinance.ie.

(ii) VEC Scholarships
For up-to-date information go to Dept of Education Website or Studentfinance.ie

(iii) Sponsorship by Employers
Employers may sponsor an employee to pursue postgraduate studies by research within the Institute, or to attend a postgraduate course. Arrangements are made between the employer, the employee and the Contact person in the relevant School or Research Centre of the Institute. The work may be related to a problem identified by an employer as being of particular interest to her/his firm and expertise and facilities of the Institute may be of particular assistance in its investigation and solution.

(iv) Other Sources of Funding
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. In the case of UK nationals only they should also contact the Irish Embassy in London for information.

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

(v) Studentfinance.ie
Studentfinance.ie is a website that has information on financial support for further and higher education. It lists the several financial assistance schemes available in Ireland to help you progress through further and higher education.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess a primary 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 your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Comment

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

Award

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

Introduction
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.

CONVERSION PROGRAMME

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

Mr Gerry Dunne
School of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Faculty of Tourism and Food
T: 01 402 7548
F: 01 878 8721
E: gerard.dunne@dit.ie

Course Web Page

http://www.dit.ie/postgrad/programmes/dt434mscintourismmanagementfull-time/