Languages and International Tourism (Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish) / Teangacha ┐ Turasóireacht Idirnáisiúnta (Sínis/Fraincis/Gearmáinis/Gaelige/Iodáilis/Spáinnis)

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 307

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

A minimum H4 in one of Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish.

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Tourism is now the largest industry in the world. This exciting new programme is unique in bringing together the study of tourism and languages. It will educate you to a high level of linguistic proficiency, cultural awareness and training in business skills for tourism.

On graduation, you’ll have a wide range of employable skills, for which demand can only grow, with preferential access to careers in the fields of international tourism, in the private and state sectors as well as in international organisations. You could work in heritage and related cultural areas where strong linguistic proficiency is essential, or engage in academic research, or research conducted by national and tourist organisations.

The language modules allow you to gain professional competence in one or more languages through traditional linguistic, contemporary cultural and translation studies. The tourism modules will introduce you to the business of tourism and explore exciting fields such as sustainable tourism and enterprise development.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

  • Civil Service
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Institutions of EU
  • European Commission
  • European Parliament
  • United Nations
  • Schools
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Tour Operators
  • Travel Agents
  • Tourism Consultancies (General, Sustainable, Ecotourism)
  • Adventure Tourism; Conference
  • Exhibition and Event Organisers; Airlines/Cruise Liners/Rail Services
  • Food Export Industry
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Event Management Consultancies
  • Coach Operators
  • Car Hire Companies
  • Museums/Art Galleries/Historic Buildings
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Local Councils/Authorities
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Communications/PR
  • Multinationals & SMEs
  • Financial Organisations
  • Government Departments & Agencies; NGOs
  • Charities & Foundations
  • Freight/Shipping Companies

Language Modules:

  • 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)

Tourism Modules: 

  • Tourism Studies
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Computer Applications
  • Tourism Destinations
  • Management
  • Accounting for Tourism 

Language Modules:

  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2A
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies 2


  • Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish 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)

Tourism Modules:

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Heritage Culture and Tourism
  • E-Tourism
  • Tourism Law
  • Global to Local Tourism

Spent in Partner University abroad and in placement in country of student’s major language. 

European Language Modules:

  • 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 Modules

  • Chinese Written Communication
  • Chinese Oral Communication
  • One Option from:
  • Either Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Or Dissertation
  • Or Professional Communication in a Second Language

Tourism Modules:

  • Applied Project Management
  • Contemporary Tourism Issues
  • Festival and Events Impacts
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management Seminars (double weighting)


Languages and International Tourism is a degree unlike any other. The equal weighting of languages and tourism 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.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Arts


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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