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Leisure Management / Bainistiú Fóillíochta

DT411H

What is... Leisure Management?

This one-year programme provides an opportunity for students who have successfully completed the BA Ordinary degree in Leisure Management to attain an honours degree in a single year of studies. It runs in conjunction with the BSc (Honours) in Hospitality Management and BSc (Honours) in Tourism Management.  

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions within the leisure sector with varying degrees of responsibility. Graduates can expect to find employment in aquatic facilities, entertainment complexes, leisure centres, theme parks, hotel leisure complexes, golf clubs and other recreation facilities. There are also graduate opportunities in consultancy, research and further education.   

What other options do I have after completion?  

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.  

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

The offering of the BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management further develops the learners’ key skills, their strategic ability and their knowledge of the leisure management discipline. This higher level of learning can be displayed by acquiring and utilising the additional cognitive skills of evaluation and synthesis which will be ensured by the modules offered.  

Module Listing

Year One 

Both semesters provide core modules in strategic management, entrepreneurship, research methods, marketing strategy and strategic human resources. These modules are enhanced through the provision of optional modules in both terms. All students complete a dissertation during their studies. 

Semester 1

  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Marketing Strategy  
  • Research Methods  
  • Dissertation  
  • Selected Option(s)  

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management Seminars 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Dissertation 
  • Selected Option(s)

Further Information  

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism 

T: 01 402 7559 (Dr. Ziene Mottiar) 

T: 01 402 4352 (Mary Dineen)

E: Ziene.Mottiar@dit.ie

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/hospitalitymanagementtourism/

What our Students say!

“I chose to complete the add-on year to enhance my employability post-graduation as many employers now request Level 8 qualifications as a prerequisite for consideration. I had a lot of flexibility due to the variety of modules available and this enabled me to tailor the course to meet my needs and interests. Group-oriented assignments were an integral part of this course, offering students the opportunity to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds. In an ever changing business landscape it is important that real time experience is also discussed and the lecturers often invited guest speakers along which helped to further your understanding of the topics taught in class. In addition, the lecturers were always available for advice and guidance on my future plans regarding employment and post-graduation options.”