What will I learn?

What is the 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.

Special Features:

  • 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 and Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Event Management (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€10,250.00 (8,99,923) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021, January 2022

Venue

Wexford Campus (IT Carlow)

Summer Hill Road,

WEXFORD,

Carlow,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects. Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent; TOEFL Internet Based Test: 79; TOEFL Computer Based Test: 213; TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 50-57; GCE O-Level English Language: Grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE): B2+; TOEIC: 700; GCSE English: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade C; English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP) B2+; Irish Leaving Certificate: Ordinary Level Grade D

For international students

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.

English language requirements: TOEFL paper based 550; TOEFL computer based 213; TOEFL internet based (iBT) 79; IELTS 5.5; GCE O level English language – grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE) – B2+; TOEIC – 700; GCSE English – Grade C; Cambridge certificate in advanced English – Grade C; English test for academic and professional purposes (ETAPP) – B2+; Irish leaving certificate – ordinary level grade D.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
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About Institute of Technology Carlow

IT Carlow offers an inclusive campus environment where students make lifelong friends while reaching academic goals.

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes
  • Programmes in business, law, humanities, sport and science
  • In Carlow, South East Ireland, near Dublin
  • Known for student sporting excellence