Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus
Applicants should possess a bachelor degree at honours level (2.2 grade or higher) or equivalent. In addition, applicants may be required to complete an admission interview.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on candidates? academic grades and may also take into account applicants? work/life experience. The DIT recognises both REL and RPL. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
The programme is aimed both at professionals currently employed within the event sector and those from complementary backgrounds who wish to enter the event field. In this context it may be of particular interest to people coming from marketing, languages, geography, hospitality, tourism or business backgrounds. It is anticipated that graduates of this programme will find employment in a wide range of positions within and outside the industry.
This programme aims to equip participants with the necessary expertise to plan and manage, co-ordinate and develop event businesses and projects in Ireland and abroad. It is aimed at both professionals currently employed within event related activity and those from related fields. This dynamic programme encourages interaction between academics and industry practitioners from the national and international event sector.
Career paths include management positions in a variety of companies and organisations including festival and sports events, conferences, meetings and exhibitions, corporate and incentives, tourist attractions, hospitality businesses, community development, cultural organisations, cooperative marketing groups, support agencies and local authorities. There are also opportunities for graduates in research, teaching and consultancy.
The programme involves six taught modules plus a dissertation in the area of Event Management.
Event Management Modules:
- Event Planning & Operations Management
- International Event Management
- Dissertation (including Research Methods)
- Managerial Finance & Entrepreneurialism
- The Effective Manager
- Emerging Industry Issues
- Strategic Marketing & Digital Commerce
There are several options to complete the programme part time. Essentially, you will be completing the programme on a module by module basis. That is, there will be one module delivered per day and depending on the timetable and your availability you can select the module(s) you wish to take. Therefore, you can complete the programme in your own time and at a pace that suits you provided you complete all required credits within a five-year timeframe. You can also complete the programme in two years by taking three modules per academic year for two years plus the dissertation.