Bachelor of Business in Tourism & Hospitality Services

A new route to a third-level degree at Carlow Institute

Complete the first year of a three-year degree at Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training, followed by two years at and South East Technological University (SETU) Waterford Campus.

This programme will give you the opportunity to access a thirdlevel degree without any requirement for a CAO application. Students will be registered with SETU from Year 1 and will have access to the full range of services available to all SETU students.

Entry Requirements / Elligibility

Those wishing to apply to the programme should meet the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Leaving Certificate; 5 subjects: O6/H7; English or Irish: O6/H7; Mathematics O6/H7, or
  • Level 5 major award or equivalent.
  • If you are aged 23 or over and do not meet the minimum entry requirement, your application will be assessed based on merit. We will take into account your life experience, work or community experience.

If your first language is not English, B2 standard is required (or equivalent) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in writing, reading, listening and speaking. Evidence of achievement of this standard is necessary for entry to the programme.


  • There are no registration fees for the first year of the programme, which will be delivered in Carlow Institute. Students may be eligible to apply to SUSI for a grant to cover fees for Years 2 and 3.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 442622

Course Coordinator: Ciara Geoghegan

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.