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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.

Course Highlights

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

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • 4th of February, 2019*

  • September 2019

*subject to sufficient numbers

Are you applying through the CAO?

Download our 2018 CAO Toolkit for everything you need to know about applying to the CAO!

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
Course details

The students who participate on this programme study hospitality specific modules such as Hospitality Operations, the International Hospitality Industry, Food and Beverage Management, Accommodation and Facilities Management, Hospitality Law, and Tourism Studies along with general business subject areas. These modules give the student a detailed insight and understanding of the international hospitality industry, both through their practical skills training sessions and management studies.

Core Subjects
Year One
  • Hospitality Operations 1
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology Skills
  • Business Mathematics for Hospitality Managers
  • Effective Learning and Development
  • Hospitality Operations 2
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Principles of Services Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Economics
Year Two
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Accommodation and Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Law
  • Tourism Studies
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Industry Placement
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and Maths.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system The CAO code for this course is GC406. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.​

Applicants over 23 years years

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,250.00


Irish/EU living Ireland: EUR 4,200.00


General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 9,400.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 9,400.00

EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,250.00


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 5,240.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 7,600.00

EU living Abroad: EUR 4,200.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


Academic Progression

Graduates of the Diploma in International Hospitality Management, who at a later date wish to return to complete the Bachelor of Arts programme, will be required to study semester 2, of year 2, and all of year 3 of the programme.

Career Progression

Graduates of the Diploma in International Hospitality Management will have a variety of employment prospects in the many sectors which include hotels, restaurants, conference and events, travel, and tourism organisations.


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