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Tourism Management and Destination Leadership

24 months
247 EUR/year
247 EUR/year
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The Tourism Management and Destination Leadership course at the Technological University of the Shannon is a one/two-year part-time programme of study designed to align education, research, and engagement agendas with key global development issues in tourism.


The Tourism Management and Destination Leadership course at the Technological University of the Shannon aims to prepare graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds for rewarding careers (both nationally and internationally) in tourism and related sectors. Career opportunities such as in Destination Management & Marketing Organizations; Governments, NGOs, and Tourism Industry Associations Transportation & Accommodation companies; Event Management & Conferences; Corporate Travel Management; Tourism Research & Consultancy.

This program encourages hand on experience and interaction between academics and industry practitioners from the national and international tourism sector. By the end of the programme students are expected to have knowledge and critical awareness of:

  • International toursim and development
  • Relevant theories that inform international tourism management decisions
  • Ethical, corporate social responsibility and sustainability dilemmas that arise in the tourism professional practice
  • The interrelationships between the various stakeholders and sectors of the visitor economy with a particular focus on the digital
  • Professional and organisational practices acquired from a tourism and destination internship
  • Methodologies for effective practical research in national/ international tourism

Graduates who complete the Level 9, 90 credit Master of Arts in Tourism Management and Destination Leadership.may be eligible to pursue postgraduate research at doctoral level or further taught postgraduate study in complementary areas of study.

Career Prospects

  • Tourism Planning
  • Tourism Management
  • Destination Leadership
  • Public and private tourism industry roles

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tourism, Environment, Society and Development
  • Research Methods
  • Destination Management and Marketing
  • Digital Visitor Economy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

This is a conversion programme aimed at a wide range of disciplines which cover tourism modules at undergraduate level;

Graduates are likely to come from the following programmes: Tourism as a broad discipline welcomes candidates with expertise in various fields. Candidates will have a minimum of a Level 8 Honours degree and will have to complete an interview to obtain admission.

  • Bachelor of Arts degrees in humanities/ social science related subject areas – e.g. sociology, geography, history, anthropology
  • Bachelor of Business/ Commerce/ Arts degrees in the business subject area – e.g. business management, marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts/ Business degrees in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, sport, food sectors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    247 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 495 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    247 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 495 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • PG Dip - €495 for eligible students in employment/ no fee for eligible students who are not in employment. Additional fee for M.A. (TBC) for all students who wish to progress (optional)

Living costs for Athlone

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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