The leisure industry is the broad and exciting sector which spans between leisure, recreation, sports and cultural organisations. The variety of recreational needs of the population makes this an exciting and flexible area of work. Students learn the academic and practical skills to become supervisory managers in their chosen sector of the leisure industry. Students especially acquire the necessary business skills to become industry professionals.
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.
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.
Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. Within the School, there are Master programmes in Hospitality Management (full time or part time), Tourism Management (full time or part time), or Event Management (full time or part time).