Undergraduate Course


BSc Event Management

From a global event like the St. Patrick’s Festival to regional food and sport weekends, international conferences, public celebrations and festivals, event management has evolved into big business.  This growth nationally and internationally has been fuelled by the increase in the number, size and sophistication of events.  Ireland has a thriving events sector which hosts exciting and varied events and festivals all throughout the year.


Event managers are needed to generate event ideas and facilitate them professionally.  Studying this course will give you practical and theoretical skills in all aspects of event management.   The event manager oversees and arranges all aspects of the event.  Students become knowledgeable in areas such as event planning and design, marketing, sponsorship, staging and health and safety.   

To read more about what you will study throughout the BSc Event Management click here.

  • At a glance
  • Level 8 Honours Degree
  • Duration : 4 years Full time

  • Contact
  • Programme Co-ordinator : Ruth Craggs
  • ruth.craggs@dit.ie
  • 01 402 7573 / 01 402 4352 (School Office)
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You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to work in any events sector.  Many of our graduates have established their own event management companies.  Opportunities are also available in consultancy, research and postgraduate education.  The range of transferrable skills and competencies that we teach lead to jobs in areas such as 

  • Event and entertainment enterprises
  • Conferences
  • National and regional tourism organisations
  • Hotels
  • Public relations
  • Self-employment project management
  • Venue management
  • Conventions
  • Sports tourism
  • Technology management
  • Community development
  • Arts and music sectors
  • Public sector support and
  • Financial institutions. 

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).

In line with DIT’s well deserved reputation for industry linkages, the course has strong connections with key companies and organisations in the events sector.  Here are some of ways the programme engages with industry:

  • Students participate in a work placement for six months in third year.  

  • Guest lectures with key industry professionals are a key feature of this course,  and highlight the key issues affecting the workplace.

  • Lecturing staff hold positions in key industry associations.

  • Companies actively engage with our careers office to graduates.

  • A number of modules incorporate  field trips to places which will be relevant to their career at industry.  

Here are just some of many organisations who work with us in this course:



Convention Centre Dublin

Aiken Promotions

Web Summit

Magnum Events