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Department of Food & Tourism

The Department of Food & Tourism provides a high quality and relevant education in Tourism Management, Event Management, Hotel Front Office Management, Hospitality Studies and Culinary Arts. All our programmes provide a blend of theory and practice through active learning approaches where we actively prepare our students for dynamic and exciting careers in Food & Tourism.

Our Department works closely with leading industry organisations and experts including Fáilte Ireland, Irish Hotel Federation, Restaurant Association of Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Ireland Skills and Euro-Toques. In addition, as all our students are required to complete a professional work placement, we have extensive links with leading industry professionals which ensures that our graduates continue to shape and contribute to the sustainable development and future of the Irish hospitality and tourism industry.

The Department of Food & Tourism offers the following programmes that require students to undetake placement:

  • Business Studies with Event Management – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Higher Certificate in Business in Hotel Front Office Management
  • Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies
  • Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

To ensure the protection of the public and justify public trust and confidence, LIT uses the Garda Vetting Unit (GCVU) service to assess the suitability of applicants to these programmes. Depending upon the outcome of the vetting process, the Institute reserves the following rights:

  • To not register a student;
  • To remove an existing registered student;
  • To delay the student’s placement modules on programmes

In all circumstances, it is the student’s responsibility to proactive disclose any convictions or pending cases. The Institute reserves the right to inform any placement provider of any convictions or pending cases.


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Food & Tourism News

"The Front Office Management programme is very appropriate if you are interested in the tourism and hospitality business, and the best part is that you have a work placement component to the programme, which gives you a better understanding of the theory you are learning in college. Currently, I am working in the prestigious 5-star hotel, Adare Manor, as a Guest Relations Agent and my qualification has really helped me secure a successful career in the Hospitality Industry."

Eimear Laffen


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