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Diploma in International Hospitality Management

Diploma in International Hospitality Management


Develop key service skills for an exciting management role in the international hospitality industry

The Diploma in International Hospitality Management is a two-year full-time programme which offers students the prospect of gaining a level seven award, on-campus restaurant skills training, practical work experience, and a detailed understanding of management in the hospitality industry.

Why Study International Hospitality Management at Griffith College?

Our Diploma in International Hospitality Management is available on a full-time basis over a two-year period including 1,000 hours of work experience during the Summer months. The purpose of the course is to provide practical training to equip students with the necessary hospitality service skills to assist them in their future careers.

  • Students will avail of practical training skills in the area of food and beverage service skills and food production.
  • Students will have the opportunity to gain real life experience through the college’s on-site training restaurant, preparing them for a full-time career in the industry.
  • broad syllabus and supportive programme style give the learner a detailed insight and understanding of the international hospitality industry, preparing them for work in the sector.
  • An international course perspective increases the variety of career opportunities open to graduates.
  • Opportunity to extend your qualifications by transferring to semester two of year two of our Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality Management programme.
  • Small class sizes allow students to progress and gain a broad understanding of the course outline

Course Highlights

  • Start career in dynamic field of hospitality & tourism
  • Progression routes to hospitality degree programmes
  • Industry experienced lecturers
  • Uniquely structured programme allowing flexibility

Location - Limerick Campus

For Tourism and Hospitality, Limerick is uniquely located at the confluence of the main tourist journeys, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Hidden Heartlands. Home to a historic landscape and unrivalled natural beauty, the area is home to some of the most prestigious hotels in the world and will host the future Ryder Cup in 2026. With tourism favourites such as Kerry to the south and Galway/Clare to the north, Hospitality students in Limerick will be ideally situated to capitalise on these unique attractions, in order to provide an unbeatable educational experience.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course commencing in Autumn.

  • October 2021*
    • Year One students will start on 4 October; all other students will resume classes on 20 September.

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please Note

Griffith College will only be accepting advanced entry applications for this programme in September 2021. Students may apply for Year 2 in our Limerick campus only.

Are you applying through the CAO?

Read our CAO Guide for everything you need to know about applying through the CAO!

  • ​Limerick - GC306


What our students say

Modules are taught by industry professionals, so students get a full understanding of the subject, not just the textbook version.  

Rehan Mustafa
Diploma in International Hospitality Management

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