HEA Funding Secured for Programmes at Shannon College

Higher Education Authority
Nov 09 2020 Posted: 15:02 GMT

Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development at Shannon College of Hotel Management, A College of NUI Galway.

The HEA (Higher Education Authority) has announced funding of €22.5 million for additional postgraduate places and for stand-alone modules for the coming academic year for EU students.

Shannon College of Hotel Management has secured funding through this initiative for the following programmes and stand-alone modules:

Full Time Taught Programmes

  • MSc in Business & Hospitality
  • PG Diploma in Business & Hospitality 

Stand- Alone Modules

  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Performance & Revenue Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategy and Innovation for Hospitality                 
  • Management of Organisational Change

MSc in Business & Hospitality

The MSc in Business & Hospitality is a full time programme and teaching will be delivered on campus in Shannon 2 days per week (Monday & Tuesday) together with a Summer School in June 2021 and a Business Consultancy Project in Nov/Dec 2021. This programme will commence in January 2021 and is 90 ECTS over 3 semesters.

 PG Diploma in Business & Hospitality 

There will also an opportunity to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma which is delivered alongside the MSc but will not include the Summer School nor the Business Consultancy Project. This programme is 60 ECTS credits over 2 semesters and will commence in January 2021

Stand- Alone Modules

There is also an opportunity to take stand-alone modules which allow people to take a module in order up upskill in a particular area.

 The modules on offer are:

Hotel Asset Management                                      -          January to May 2021

Performance & Revenue Management               -          January to May 2021

Project Management                                            -          January to May 2021 

Strategy and Innovation for Hospitality                 -           January to May 2021

Management of Organisational Change                -           Summer School 2021 (One week
                                                                                                with advanced reading)                                         

Completion of these modules can lead to exemptions toward progression onto the MSc in Business & Hospitality if you decide to enrol at a later date. These modules will be delivered through blended learning.

Modules are assessed by means of continuous assessment.  


Under this funding scheme, the HEA (Higher Education Authority) has put in place a stipulation with regard to allocation of places. Please read HEA Funding Categories to find which category you can apply under and the fee structure that applies to each category. Additional paperwork may be required.

How to apply:

MSc & PG Diploma in Business & Hospitality

Submit completed  MSc /PG Application Form - HEA Funding  and a copy of your CV to helena.doody@nuigalway.ie by November 13th - 5.00pm

Please note applicants will be required to complete an online interview.

Stand-Alone Modules

Submit completed Module Application Form , personal statement and a copy of your CV to sarah.omahony@nuigalway.ie by November 20th - 5.00pm.

Additional Notes

  • Please not that due to COVID19, we will be following University and Government guidelines which may result in online delivery of programmes.
  • All applicants are required to have a Level 8 Honours Degree or equivalent to apply.