Bachelor of Arts Hotel and Leisure Management
CAO Course Code
Why take this course?
This degree will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in management positions within the hotel and leisure industries.
The nature of the course ensures that graduates will be technically oriented as well as being flexible enough to work in different areas of hotel and leisure management.
Course content will address both theoretical and practical concepts of the hotel and leisure industry.
In second year you will take a 400 hour period of work placement, which is usually paid.
Placement will prepare you to develop an awareness of the working environment and apply theoretical and practical knowledge gained in your studies. Typical placements include Hodson Bay Group, Campotel, France, Mimosa Hotel, Cannes. In 2018 our students went on placement in Ireland, France, Spain, Cyprus, USA, Belgium and the UK.
Students in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure are eligible to take part in annual international fieldtrips. In the last two years we have visited Italy, Spain, France, China and Dubai. Joining us in 2018? Then you could come on our next trip to Dubai, in January 2019. Find out more about this course and our facilities by attending one of our regular open evenings where you can meet teaching staff and current students.
What will I experience?
On this course you will:
- Learn the fundamentals of hospitality management;
- Apply live case studies to your coursework through the wide links we have with hotel and leisure attractions and companies;
- Visit hotel and leisure attractions on regular field visits to learn the latest industry techniques, challenges and opportunities;
- Have the opportunity to take part in short residential trips abroad. In 2018 our field visit is to Shanghai;
- Regularly interact with the industry through site visits, guest speakers and practical work experience;
- Have the opportunity to undertake a semester or year of your degree at one of AIT’s overseas partner universities. AIT has links with universities in France, Spain, Italy, Poland and many other countries.
What opportunities might it lead to?
Your specialist knowledge of hotel and leisure management could lead to a career in the hotel and leisure or tourism industries. Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
- Food and Beverage Managers
- Hotel Management
- Hotel Revenue and Finance Careers
- Hospitality Marketing
- Careers in tourism and hospitality
Graduates have found employment in such companies Shelbourne Hotel, Merrion Hotel, Ashford Castle, Dromoland Castle, Ballyfin Manor, Adare Manor, Fitzpatrick Hotel in New York, Savoy, Dorchester and Hilton Hotels in London.
We place a lot of emphasis on student support and so we aim to provide a learning environment that is both stimulating and academically challenging, whilst also supporting your learning. You will encounter a range of teaching methods- from lectures, workshops and seminars to hands on practical food and beverage restaurant and kitchen classes. The course is taught by experienced lecturers with a track record of success in many sectors including the hospitality, tourism and culinary industries.
How are you assessed?
We appreciate that different students have different learning styles and so we provide a range of assessment approaches to suit everybody. Here are some of the ways we assess your work:
- Group work
- Live client work
- Multiple-choice tests
- Portfolio work
- Course Fees:
- Uniform, knives and material fees.
- Course Duration:
- 3 Years
- Registration Closing Date:
- Course Commencement Date:
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- Course Award:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Course NFQ Level:
- Level 7
- Dept of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies
- Minimum Entry Requirements:
Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable.