Undergraduate Course


BA Leisure Management

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.

The BA in Leisure Management focuses on the broad leisure industry and includes a professional internship, practical modules and academic subjects, while preparing students for leadership in this field.  

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  • At a glance
  • Level 7 Ordinary Degree
  • Duration : 3 years Optional Add-on year for Level 8 degree

  • Contact
  • Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Catherine Gorman
  • catherine.gorman@dit.ie
  • 01 402 7583 / 01 402 4352 (School Office)
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You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to work in the leisure industry.  Successful graduates will be prepared for entry into the sector at supervisory management level in areas such as leisure centres, theme parks, activity centres, aquatic centres, golf and sports clubs, hotel leisure centres and other recreational spaces.  Many of our graduates have established their own leisure companies.  Opportunities are also available in postgraduate education. 

Graduates have developed careers as activity co-ordinators; consultants and project managers; event organisers; facility managers; personal trainers; sport and leisure development officers with local authorities, national governing bodies; and educational institutions.  Graduates have also developed roles in sales and marketing, membership management, information technology, and have progressed to general management and group management functions within leisure organisations.   

Graduates have found the BA programme an excellent foundation for continuing their studies to acquire a Level 8 BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management (DT411H) and other programmes at Honours Degree and Masters level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.