The B.Sc. in Sports and Leisure Management takes a student-centred approach to learning. Students engage with the Sports, Leisure and associated sectors through innovative teaching and actively learning by doing. Real-life problem solving takes place through engagement with community and industry, and collaborative and reflective learning will include using case studies, guest lectures from experts in their field, and site visits to a range of Sports and Leisure facilities. The programme is a mix of business, sports and leisure theory and applied modules providing you when you graduate with a wide range of competencies and attributes that you will find valuable working within the Sports, Leisure and associated sectors. You will study topics such as Communication, Marketing, Intercultural Competence, Leadership in Health Activity and Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Leisure Law, and Facilities Management. Graduates will build the attributes and competencies required to work in the field.Using options in Years 2 and 3, you can tailor your interests around the themes of community, leisure and wellness, tourism or management. A final-year dissertation will be chosen from themes of Community; Leisure and Well-being; Tourism; and Management. In Year 2, students have the option to study at a partner University in Europe, under the Erasmus programme. Students will undertake a 6-month professional work placement. This may be completed outside Ireland, also under the Erasmus programme. On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study in TU Dublin or elsewhere. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain accreditation in areas such as personal training and pool lifeguard. Exit Level 7 award available for this programme
Hospitality is a growing, diverse and exciting industry that provides an abundance of employment opportunities at home and elsewhere around the globe. The demand for hospitality graduates is growing each year in the global hotel, leisure, industrial, business, health and education sectors. This programme will give you the management, technological and operational skills you need to work in the international hospitality industry. Specific modules enhance the international focus of the programme and the international experience of the student. You’ll develop the strong communication, interpersonal, management and leadership skills that have been identified by the hospitality industry as essential for career success. Key areas of study are Communications, Management, Law and Industry Studies. Since European languages are becoming increasingly important, you also have the option to study one European language. Subjects studied include business communications, intercultural awareness, fundamentals of accounting, international hospitality industry studies, food and beverage practice, marketing, restaurant operations, hospitality management operations, bar & beverage management, hospitality information systems, hospitality law, and strategic management. There is a six-month work placement in Year 3. On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.
Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries worldwide and is forecasted to be one of the fastest-growing global sectors, with exciting career opportunities. This programme focuses broadly on business and management subjects and more specifically on digital tourism marketing, to reflect the changing needs of the industry in light of technological advances. A suite of modules has been designed on the marketing and management of tourism enterprises such as visitor attractions, destination management companies, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, conference centres and management bureaux. You’ll acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of tourism and marketing practices, gaining an understanding of the operation of the tourism industry and the use of digital tools for tourism marketing. Since European languages are becoming increasingly important in the world of work, you can choose to study one European language. There is a six-month work placement in Year 3. The programme offers students excellent networking opportunities so that they can make potentially career-opening contactsStudy Abroad Opportunities You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. Our students have undertaken exchanges in partner universities in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary and Finland. Many of our partners offer study programmes through English. Postgraduate Study On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide..
Event managers are needed to generate event ideas and facilitate them professionally. From a global event like the St Patrick’s Festival to regional food and sports weekends, public celebrations and festivals, event management has evolved into big business. This growth nationally and internationally has been fuelled by the increase in the number, size and sophistication of events. Ireland has a thriving events sector which hosts exciting and varied events and festivals throughout the year. In this four-year course, you’ll acquire practical and theoretical skills in all aspects of event management. You’ll become knowledgeable in areas such as event planning and design, marketing, sponsorship, staging and health and safety. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and professional management skills you need. As well as event-specific subjects such as Event Industry Studies and Event Planning and Production, you’ll also follow a broad business course with subjects such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Law.European languages are increasingly important in the world of work. You can choose to study one European language. Subjects include business communications, digital fundamentals, event industry studies, event operations (with 150 hours’ work experience), intercultural awareness in HTLE (hospitality, tourism, leisure & events) or language, management, financial accounting, fundraising and sponsorship, event planning and production, conference management; events, leisure and tourism enterprise development, event industry law, event safety and health, strategic management, and entrepreneurship. There’s a six-month work placement in Year 3. On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.
The pedagogical criteria with which the superior diploma training programs are developed favor the personal and professional development of the students, promote teamwork, and initiative. It prepares them for research in matters related to gastronomy and catering, while adapting to the real needs of companies in the hospitality sector. The theoretical-practical training is complemented with professional internships in national and international restaurants, bakeries, or confectioneries which will ease the student’s access to the professional cuisine world with guarantees of success.