NEW Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Event Management CW058

  • NFQ Level 8
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What is the Course about?

Tourism is one of Ireland’s most important economic sectors supporting jobs on both a national and international level. The tourism industry is largely driven by the sustainable promotion of natural and cultural heritage. Festivals and events are critical for tourism growth as they specifically attract both domestic and overseas visitors to Ireland and contribute significantly to the annual economy. Event management has become an integral element of the Irish tourism offering. Demand is growing for high-calibre graduates who have the necessary skills to develop their careers in this exciting area. This course has been developed in consultation with a number of unique visitor attractions and event management organisations in the region.

The course combines tourism and event modules with a strong business, entrepreneurial and research focus. From project management, to designing websites, to understanding key management issues relating to events in the tourism sector, this course equips students with the required knowledge and skill set to develop careers in this area. There is a strong emphasis on professional practice, with real client company projects and a semester-long work placement or study abroad option that provides a stimulating and exciting learning environment.

Special Features:

  • Gain practical skills through multiple site visits to key cultural, festival and tourist attractions.
  • A semester long work placement or study abroad option in Year 3, further enhancing your career prospects and promoting work-based learning.
  • Substantive work placement that will bring students in direct contact with key organisations in the Tourism and Event Management sectors.
  • Exit Awards: Bachelor of Science Tourism and Event Management (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3 and Higher Certificate in Business Tourism and Event Operations (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2. Students will also have an additional industry recognised award in Regional Tour Guiding.
  • Digital and analytical skills in key communication areas, such as marketing, project management and research.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates who achieve a minimum of a second class honours degree are eligible to apply to a range of Masters and Post Graduate courses within Institute of Technology Carlow, for example the MSc in Digital Marketing, Masters of Business or those available in other institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Students on this course will develop strong management skills in the context of tourism and event
management, enabling them to take up full-time positions in a diverse range of careers such as: festival manager; event organiser; marketing executive; tourism executive; event planner; fund raising officer and entrepreneur amongst many more.

Event management professionals are widely seen as important to the development and success of the Irish tourism industry. The specific blend of specialised modules in Tourism and Event Management, Digital and Analytical Skills and Business Management will produce graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to equip them for employment in these sectors.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Directors
Julie Mulligan
BBS (Hons), MBS

Edmund Joyce