Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Event Management CW077

Course Code: CW077
Course Places: 30
Points 217
Duration: 3 Years


What is this course about?

Tourism is one of Ireland’s most important and growing economic sectors, supporting jobs on both national and international level. Festivals and events are critical for tourism growth as they specifically attract both domestic and overseas visitors to Ireland and contribute significantly to the economy every year. 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 industry.

Course Structure

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. 

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in a career in an exciting and dynamic industry where your contribution can make a difference, then Tourism and Event Management may be the course for you.

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.

Graduates may apply for year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Event Mangement.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1

Year 2

Mandatory Subjects

 Mandatory Subjects

  • Communications & Customer Service 
  • Principles of Event Management
  • Introduction to Tourism 
  • Cultural Studies 1
  • Information Technology
  • Business Maths 
  • Marketing
  • Digital Technologies               
  • Event Controlling
  • Event Planning
  • Cultural Studies 2
  • Tourism Elements
  • Regional Tour Guiding                           


Year 3

Mandatory Subjects

  • International Tourism and Destination Management
  • Research Skills and Event Tourism Project
  • Employability and Placement Skills
  • Services Marketing
  • Design for Digital Media
  • Work Placement Semester or Study Abroad Semester


Plus Two Electives

  • Cultural Studies 3
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law & Regulation for Tourism and Event Management


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

Special Features of This Programme

  • Practical skills gained 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.
  • Digital and analytical skills acquired in key communication areas such as marketing, project management and research.
  • Certificate in Regional Tour Guiding (Fáilte Ireland recognised) after Year 2.
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism and Event Operations (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

Contact Us

Programme Directors
Edmund Joyce

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