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Hospitality Management

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.


The hospitality industry is a major worldwide industry. It is dynamic, competitive, fast growing and international in nature. It is wide-ranging, covering everything from deluxe hotels, restaurants and designer bars, to catering operations and nightclubs. DIT’s MSc in Hospitality Management is designed to provide participants with the expert knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career at senior management level in any sector of this vibrant industry. This programme is aimed at students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

This globally recognised hospitality programme is one of DIT’s most sought after programmes. It is the first and only programme of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and provides participants with a top-level educational package that is delivered by leading academics and experts from the national and international hospitality sector. The programme covers all aspects of the hospitality industry with a business based curriculum that is designed to equip participants with the management skills and analytic capabilities necessary to obtain careers in a wide range of organisational settings.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree at honours classification (2.2 or higher) or equivalent. In addition, applicants may be required to complete an admission interview.

Applicants whose first language is not English also need to provide evidence of their English language proficiency (6.0 or above in the IELTS test).

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on candidates’ academic grades and may also take into account applicants’ work/life experience. The DIT recognises both REL and RPL. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


Full Time - 1 Year
DT9435 (Sept Intake) DT9436 (Jan Intake)

September intake: September through to September the following year.
January intake: January through to February the following year

3 days per week or on a modular basis

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities:
Career opportunities are literally abound in the national and international hospitality sector. This Masters Degree opens the door to excellent employment opportunities and accelerated promotion within a wide range of organisational roles. Graduates are particularly well placed to find rewarding careers in managerial positions within the hospitality industry. Graduates have also gone on to work in consulting, tourism, events, marketing, revenue management, teaching and lecturing or have started their own businesses.

Further enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
Dr Ralf Burbach - Assistant Head of School
Hospitality Management & Tourism
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha Street Dublin 1
T: +353(0)1 402 4372
F: +353(0)1 402 4496

Subjects taught

The programme involves six taught modules plus a dissertation in the area of Hospitality Management.

Hospitality Management Modules:

International Hospitality Operations Management

Strategic Revenue Management Solutions

Dissertation (including Research Methods)

Core Modules:
Managerial Finance & Entrepreneurialism

The Effective Manager

Emerging Industry Issues

Strategic Marketing & Digital Commerce


January 2017: Induction for this course will take place on Monday, 23 January 2017, 14:00-17:00, Board Room, Cathal Brugha Street.

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, College of Arts and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1.

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of Masters Degree in Hospitality Management (M.Sc. in Hospitality Management) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Students may also apply for an exit award after completing a third or two-thirds of the programme successfully. If students decide to exit the programme they may receive a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma respectively.

Timetable / Hours
The full time programme involves three days of lectures (14 hours) per week. Please note all lectures are delivered during the day (9 – 8 pm). Some content may also be delivered as a teaching block and / or in a blended learning format. Modules will be available as CPD modules. In addition to lectures students will undertake significant self-directed learning and research. The programme also includes a Masters Induction week to introduce you to DIT and to prepare you for learning at Masters level.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through a range of methods, which includes: project work, group work, assignments, presentations and terminal examinations. In addition, students will be expected to complete a dissertation.

Application date

Closing Date: Jan intake - December 2016. Sept intake - 30th April 2017. Subject to availability of places.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date:

January 2017: Induction for this course will take place on Monday, 23 January 2017, 14:00-17:00, Board Room, Cathal Brugha Street.

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