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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hotel Management

A four year honours degree course that includes a 12 week work placement in Ireland, and a 30 week work placement overseas.

Discipline: Hospitality

Programme Code: 


Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 50

CAO Round 1 Points: 210 (2020)

Why Study?

This award will prepare graduates for employment in Ireland and indeed all over the world.

The opportunity to travel and work in this dynamic and exciting sector is always worthy of consideration.

This honours degree was the first Hotel Management degree in Ireland and many graduates now work in senior roles worldwide.

Programme Modules

A number of modules are covered on this programme including:

  • Food Studies
  • Hospitality Operations
  • Financial Accountancy
  • Marketing Principles
  • Tourism
  • An international language: French, German or Spanish
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Market Research
  • Strategic Management

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have excellent employment opportunities, at various levels of employment, in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry at home and abroad.

Alternatively, graduates may specialise in specific areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, operations management to name but a few within the service industries.

Follow-on Studies: 

GMIT honours (level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Essential Information: 

Work Placements

  •  At the end of year one, there is a twelve week work placement in an Irish hotel or other approved property, organised by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student.
  •  After the second year examinations, students undertake a thirty week industrial placement, organised by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student. Irish and European students must complete their placement outside of Ireland and non-EU students will complete their placement in Ireland. An industrial project must be completed in respect of this placement.
  •  If students are considering an international career, the College would encourage students to study an international language during their four years of study and to complete their international placement in a location that supports the development of the language. Students are supported and monitored during their placement.
  • Formal relationships exist with EU and American universities and these provide for exciting opportunities to study and work abroad during the second placement.

International Links
The College has extensive international links with hotels, tourism organisations and educational organisations. In addition, the college is an active member of various hotel college associations including the Association of European Hotel & Tourism schools (AEHT) and the Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE).

Recognition by Professional Bodies
Graduates are admitted as full members of the Irish Hospitality Institute and receive full exemption from the examination requirements of the Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management Association (UK), being admitted to the grade of Licentiate member. Progression to full membership is possible on completion of a specified period working in the industry.

Significant exemptions are also available to graduates who wish to pursue membership of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (CIMA).

Additional Costs
View Student Costs for First Years (PDF).

Peter McDonogh - Graduate 2015 - BA (Hons) Hotel & Catering Management and BB Retail Management

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Contact Us

Margaret Gannon
Programme Chair
Tel: +353 (0)91 74 2271
E-mail: Margaret Gannon


Diarmuid O'Conghaile
Head of Department
Tel: +353 (0)91 74 2232
E-mail: Diarmuid O'Conghaile