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Technological University Dublin: Master the art of creating positive experiences

Whether it’s ensuring superior hotel guest experience, that a restaurant has the right ambience, or an event runs snag-free — providing a high level of service requires attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations, and the confidence to make effective decisions. Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is home to the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management that specialises in nurturing such competencies.

It was the first of its kind in Ireland, and today, it offers upskillers and reskillers three part-time and full-time postgraduate courses. The MSc Hospitality Management equips students with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to lead in the international hospitality industry. As the School’s most sought-after course, it is open to all academic backgrounds looking to learn alongside leading academics and experts from the national and international hospitality sector.

The MSc Tourism Management focuses on personal development, employability and positive contributions to society and community. It aims to arm participants with the necessary expertise to manage, coordinate and develop tourism businesses and projects in a sustainable fashion in Ireland and beyond. At the same time, it offers a mix of academic and practical experience that prepare students to enter an exciting, varied and people-driven sector.

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Meanwhile, the MSc Event Management is the leading programme of its kind in Ireland. This programme was developed to ensure tomorrow’s event coordinators are able to ensure festival and sporting events, conferences, meetings and exhibitions, corporate and incentives, tourist attractions, and more, run smoothly and effectively. Upon completing the hands-on qualification, graduates will stand out when applying to esteemed organisations, including hospitality businesses, community development groups, cultural organisations, cooperative marketing groups, support agencies and local authorities.

What do all three programmes have in common? All are career-focused, unlocking industry-relevant opportunities and interactions that prepare students for the workplace. For example, each invites a series of industry guest speakers that contribute their vast expertise to the various modules students are expected to undertake during their studies. Master’s students are required to complete a research dissertation focused on their chosen discipline as well, which sees them regularly engaging with the industry to collect data.

On campus, students have unlimited access to their School’s industry advisory board, which answers queries related to industry-based research projects, industry training and consultancy, as well as the equipment and resources available at TU Dublin. Students are invited to rub shoulders with key industry players at various networking events hosted throughout the year, too. For more individualised attention, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management students are welcome to seek mentorship from an industry professional in their desired field.

Employability is developed off-campus, too. Field trips are integral parts of all three degree programmes, enabling students to form connections with professionals whose shoes they hope to one day fill.

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When students are closer to the end of their TU Dublin journey, they can maximise the expertise of the university’s Career Development Centre and the School’s designated Career Advisors — both offer a range of support and resources across all aspects of professional development, from hosting career fairs to helping students throughout the process of searching for a job and nailing an interview.

When it comes to support, it doesn’t end there. Students at TU Dublin are given access to a number of initiatives set in place to enhance their learning. The Academic Writing Centre offers workshops and one-to-one tutoring. The Maths Learning Centre’s doors remain open to all. Those who need help with dissertation writing and research methods are provided with weekly lessons. What’s even more reassuring is that each student is assigned a programme tutor and programme chair, who they meet regularly to chat about any assistance they might need.

Physical and mental health are top priorities here too. Students with a learning disability are able to register for a learning support officer and assistive technology officer to assess the level of support they need. TU Dublin also boasts excellent, confidential counselling from fully qualified counsellors and psychologists, as well as a chaplaincy service free of charge to students in need of guidance or clarity.

The TU Dublin Student Health Service provides on-campus healthcare to students. It takes a holistic approach to health and incorporates general medical, sexual, psychological and social aspects of student health.

What more could an international student ask for? To learn more about Ireland’s first centre of excellence in Hospitality, Tourism, Sports & Leisure, and Event management education, click here.

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