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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW058
  • 30
  • 4 Years
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  • Career Prospects
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What is the Course about?

Tourism is one of Ireland's most important economic sectors, supporting 200,00 jobs in 2017. Fáilte Ireland anticipates this will grow to 250,000 by 2025, resulting in significant employment opportunities for new graduates. Studying this course will equip graduates to take up management positions in one of the few truly global industries which has in recent years consistently outpaced world economic growth.

The tourism industry is largely driven by the sustainable promoton of natural and cultural heritage. Event management has become a big business and an integral part of the irish tourism offering, with global events like the St. Patrick's Day Festival, the Wexford Opera Festival and regional and local events.

This course has been developed in consultation with a number of unique attractions such a the Wexford Opera Festival and the National Heritage Park, developing links with such attractions will ensure a high calibre of graduates to support and enhance this sector. 

Special Features:

  • Gain practical skills through multiple site visits to key cultural, festival and tourist attractions.
  • This course includes a 12-week work placement that will bring students in direct contact with key organisations in the Tourism and Event Management sectors, which will give students valuable experience and enhance their employability.
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate in Tourism & Event Management (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and BSc in Tourism Management (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.
  • Digital skills in key communication areas, such as marketing, project management and visual presentations.

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?

Graduates of this course will have an understanding and appreciation of arts, culture and heritage combined with business acumen and event management skills. The graduate will be a valuable asset to the tourism industry and will also have an understanding of the tourism industry from a global perspective, identifying responsible, sustainable and ethically driven decision making.

Students on this course will develop a strong management background in the context of tourism and events management, this combined with transferable life skills will enable them to take up full time positions in a diverse range of careers such as; festival manager, event organiser, marketing executive, tourism executive, fundraising officer and entrpereneur, amongst many more.

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, MBS

Edmund Joyce, ACA, BCs, MA