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Hospitality Management (with International Placement) – BA (Hons)

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 4

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hospitality Management is an exciting four-year full-time degree programme with an overseas work placement in Year 3. This placement opportunity and internationally recognised degree will open various exciting career opportunities for you, in Ireland and abroad. This programme aims to provide learners with the knowledge, practical skills, and competencies necessary for a successful career in hospitality management. You will study the full suite of topics related to managing hospitality at the highest level, including bar, restaurant, front office and food and beverage management. The Department provides dedicated support with all work placements, including assisting students in finding opportunities and ensuring they have positive experiences in the field.

The Department provides dedicated support with all work placements embedded within this four-year degree, including assisting students in finding opportunities and ensuring their industry experiences are positive and rewarding. Students will also experience industry-specific guest speakers and field trips in Ireland and abroad.

Contact Details

Dr. Emma Reardon

Head of Department


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

Minimum O6/H7 grades in the Leaving Certificate examination. One of the six subjects presented must include English. Two of the six subjects must be at a grade of H5 or above.


Any QQI-FET level 5 qualification is acceptable but must contain a minimum of 3 distinctions.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • Culinary and Restaurant Skills

  • Culinary and Restaurant Operations

  • Hospitality Business Management

  • Learning and Development for Higher Education

  • The Art of Mixing Drinks

  • Food Safety and Risk Management

  • Language – French / Spanish (languages are optional)

  • Restaurant and Culinary Skills

  • Introduction to Computer Applications

  • Hospitality Cost Control

  • Beverage Studies

  • Wet Facility Management

  • Digital Skills and Citizenship

  • Food Safety and Envirnomental Management

  • Hospitality Financial Accounting

  • Leisure Lifestyles in Hospitality

  • Culinary and Restaurant Supervision

  • Wellness and Wellbeing in Hospitality

  • Rooms Management

  • Culinary and Restaurant Management

  • Language – French / Spanish (languages are optional)

  • Work Placement

    This placement can be national or international. We have a large network of national and international partners where you can go for this work placement. It lasts for approx. 3 months.

  • Hospitality Event Management

  • Talent Acquisition and Development

  • Marketing

  • Revenue Management

  • Tourism Management

  • Environmental Management & Resource Efficiency

  • Language – French / Spanish (languages are optional)

  • Digital Transformation in Service Businesses

  • Digital Transformation in Service Businesses

  • Placement

    Your third year placement must be overseas, or, if you are an international student, you can do it in Ireland if you wish. We support all students in finding suitable placements through facilitating visiting agents, site visits, contacts with alumni and through our wide network of partners around the world.

  • Strategic Management Fundamentals

  • Strategic Management Implementation

  • Financial Management

  • Marketing Management

  • Dissertation (this can be on any topic of your choice)

  • Data Analytics

  • Tourism Management

What can you do after this programme?

Your specialist knowledge of hospitality management will lead to a variety of exciting career opportunities, for example, below are some routes our graduates have pursued:

• Hotel Management
• Operations Management
• Food and Beverage Management
• Rooms Division Management
• Hotel Revenue and Finance
• Marketing
• Human Resources
• Event Management

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within TUS or elsewhere. Examples include but are not limited to postgraduate courses in hospitality, tourism, events, or business.

Additional Information

A noteworthy feature of choosing to study hospitality management at TUS is our state-of-the-art facilities in an exclusive building on the TUS Athlone Campus that enriches an applied learning experience for our students. These include:
• Two large-scale production kitchens
• Specialised pastry kitchen
• Three individual teaching kitchens
• 120-seat lecture and culinary demonstration theatre
• Large open-plan reception area
• Bright and contemporary 100-seater training restaurant
• Training bar & café
• Food preparation and larder area
• Four Vertical Aeroponic Tower Gardens
• Dedicated garden area including a polytunnel and wormery

Industry Relevant Information

Students will have the opportunity to achieve the following external accreditations during the programme: Environmental Health Officers (EHAI) Food Safety Level 2 Certificate – Food Handlers Environmental Health Officers (EHAI) Food Safety Level 3 Certificate – Head Chefs & Hospitality Managers Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responders Certificate

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