What other options do I have after completion?
Graduates of the programme who have reached the appropriate Honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in TU Dublin and elsewhere in Higher Education.
Students are required to spend the third year of the programme in the country of their major language. This involves studying in a partner college and undertaking a supervised placement in the tourism industry of that country.
Languages and International Tourism is a degree unlike any other. The equal weighting of languages and tourism in this degree is unique. The tourism modules such as management and tourism destinations enable us to learn about the dynamic and varied tourism industry as well as having valuable language skills that will provide opportunities in the future. The Erasmus year abroad will not only allow you to experience college in the country of your chosen language but also to complete work experience in the tourism industry. The small classes in DIT have allowed us to progress in our chosen languages. I have always found everyone to be friendly and am really enjoying my time at DIT.
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies Language 1A (Post-LC)
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies 1
Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies Language 1A (Post-LC)
Or Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 1B (Beginners)
Accounting for Tourism
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies Language 2A
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies 2
Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies Language 2A
OR Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2B
OR a Cultural Module (e.g. Culture, Image, Identity and Memory, Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Linguistics, World Cinema)
International Human Resource Management
Heritage Culture & Tourism
Global to Local Tourism
Period of Study in Partner University and Professional internship in country of student’s major language.
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Professional Communication
Two Options from:
Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Translation and Interpreting
OR French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Dissertation
OR French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Current Affairs OR French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies
OR Professional Communication in a Second Language
OR a Cultural Module (e.g. Art, Heritage and History of France, Creative Writing, Modernism, English Literature of Ireland, Hispanic Identities, The American West)
Chinese Written Communication
Chinese Oral Communication.
One Option from: Either Chinese Cultural Studies OR Dissertation OR Professional Communication in a Second Language
Applied Project Management
Contemporary Tourism Issues
Festival & Events Impacts
Strategic Management Seminars (double weighting)
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
Eng or Irish
A minimum H4 in one of Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish
Graduates of this programme will have a wide range of employable skills for which demand can only grow. They will have preferential access to careers as well as in international organisations. They can work in heritage and related cultural areas where high levels of linguistic proficiency are essential or they can be active in research conducted in the academic sphere, by national and other tourist organisations.
On completion of the programme students will be in a position to pursue further studies and/or develop specialisms in a wide variety of areas that include Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Language Study & Business Studies. As such, students with the requisite grades will be able to apply for places on postgraduate diploma programmes, masters programmes and doctoral programmes in a variety of disciplines both her e and abroad.
Both the schools which manage the programme – School of Languages, Law & Social Sciences and the School of Hospitality, Management & Tourism – have extensive links with industry and a wide range of professional bodies, organisations and cultural institutes. Some are listed below: