• » Bachelor of Arts Hospitality and Tourism (Common Entry)

    Incorporating Degree Award Options:
    Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism (Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management)
    Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism (Front Office Management)
    Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism (Destination Marketing)

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts Hospitality and Tourism (Common Entry)
    CAO Code  LY327
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years
    Standard Code Places:  26
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is the Programme for Me?  
    This programme specialises in developing skills and competencies for supervisors and managers of medium to large hotels and tourism operations.
    This new course will give you the opportunity to experience a broad education in hospitality and tourism studies. At the end of year 1, subject to the availability of places, you can decide which one of the three areas of specialisation to choose from in years 2 to 3: Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management, Front Office Management or Destination Marketing.
    5 Reasons to choose this course
    • National and International work experience/internship.
    • Regular opportunities to engage with particular hospitality case studies and scenarios.
    • Access to up to date computer laboratories including hotel specific software.
    • Varied career options and progression on completion of this programme.
    • A hands-on approach to learning by industry experienced lecturing staff.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Certificate requirements
      • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
      • ENGLISH OR IRISH O6/H7
      Or
    • Have obtained a full QQI Level 5 award in any discipline
      Or
    • For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
      Or
    • Any applicant applying based on non EU awards/qualifications must apply directly to the International Office at LYIT.  In order to be considered for entry international applicants must present:
      • A qualification that is recognised as being equivalent to a Level 5 Irish qualification.
      • An IELTS qualification of 5.5 minimum.
      Or
    • Northern Ireland/UK Applicants click NI/UK
      Or
    • Mature Applicants
      Mature applicants may apply for this programme through the CAO www.cao.ie before 1st February in the proposed year of entry. Such mature applicants, for entry into year one of the programme, must be 23 years of age (or older) by the 1st of January in the proposed year of entry. Mature applicants do not need to hold a Leaving Certificate qualification, however, they may be called for interview.
      Or
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Hospitality Food and Beverage Operations Mandatory  10  8
     Accommodation and Facilities Mandatory  10  8
     Learning and Research for Higher Education Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology and Business Maths Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Tourism Destination Studies Mandatory  10  6
     Communications and Professional Development* Mandatory  5  3
     Information Technology and Descriptive Statistics Mandatory  5  4
     Culinary Skills Mandatory  10  8
    Year 2 & 3 Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management, Front Office Management and Destination Marketing
    *Includes 12-week summer work placement.
    Progression
    Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be awarded a degree in one of the above areas. Each graduate will have an opportunity to progress to an existing add-on level 8 programme as follows:
    BA in Hospitality and Tourism (Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management) BA (Hons) Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management
    BA in Hospitality and Tourism (Front Office Management) BA (Hons) Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management
    BA in Hospitality and Tourism (Destination Marketing) BA (Hons) Destination Tourism with Marketing
    The programme has been designed to include an exit award at the end of year 2 – Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality and Tourism.
    Career Opportunities
    See specialist streams for details.
    This course begins in September each year.  How to Apply
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