Course Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Hospitality Management is designed for those with hospitality and/or business qualifications and/or experience who wish to develop their knowledge of hospitality systems, trends, and business applications to an advanced level. The programme is designed as a specialist course for students who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge in areas such as revenue management, human resource management in a global setting, and business analytics. Modules include: Performance & Revenue Management, IT for Hospitality, Business Analytics Fundamentals, and Global Business & International HRM.

The programme will be offered on a full-time basis over one academic semester (September—12 weeks). The programme will consist of lectures, industry exposure, experiential learning, field trip, guest speakers, CHIA certification, and projects in the relevant subjects.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Please visit our Supporting Documents website to see any supporting documents that may be required for this PgCert.

Who Teaches this Course

  • Adrian Sylver, Shannon College of Hotel Management
  • Dr Finian O’Driscoll, Shannon College of Hotel Management
  • Danielle Martin, Shannon College of Hotel Management
  • Tracy Hegarty, Shannon College of Hotel Management
  • Celine Ryan, Shannon College of Hotel Management

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally hold, or expect to hold before the programme commences, an undergraduate degree, usually a Second Class Honours or equivalent in a related area. Relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of an academic qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Applicants will be invited to an online interview.


Additional Requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


1 semester, full-time

Next start date

September 2024

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

No set closing date. See offer rounds website for information.

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




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Course Outline

The programme will be offered on a full-time basis over one academic semester (September—12 weeks). To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Hospitality Management, candidates must successfully complete modules to a total of 30 ECTS. 


  • Performance & Revenue Management
  • IT for Hospitality
  • Business Analytics Fundamentals
  • Global Business & International HRM

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates with the skills taught in this programme are highly valued by a range of business and hospitality organisations, both nationally and internationally.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€3,640 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Tuition

€3,570 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student levy

€70 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Non EU

€6,190 p.a. 2023/24

Find out More

Programme Leader
Loraine Kavanagh
T: +353 (0) 91 497238

Shannon College of Hotel Management
Shannon Airport
Co Clare