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Bachelor in Tourism

Degree programme: BA Faculty: Tourism Heritage and Culture Department
Mode: Full-time Start in: September
Credits: 180 Duration: 3 years
Vacancies: 40 (a minimum number of students is required)  









Programme Coordinator

Medeia Veríssimo (PhD)


The Bachelor Degree in Tourism adopts a modern approach, in keeping with the tourism industry. The course comprises core modules with optional modules to suit individual students’ requirements. Internship modules I and II give students valuable work experience with partners ranging from private companies to national, regional and local administration. The Promotion and Enhancement of Tourist Destinations and Innovation and Development of Tourist Products modules strengthen these links, developing students’ ability to innovate. The Development & Implementation of Tourism Projects module covers tourism planning, development analysis and project management.

The Bachelor degree is accredited by A3ES - Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education (Portugal)


Why choose this course?

The growing importance of tourism requires highly-educated specialists, who are able to respond to the challenges of this innovative sector with sustainable planning and development, and the conception and implementation of entrepreneurial projects. The teaching staff have strong links to the field of heritage and culture, and experience in tourism and regional development. As a result the course is practical and relevant, with some classes taught in tourism hot-spots.

Career prospects

Tourism Technician in several areas, of which we highlight:

Postgraduate Programmes

Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development  

Master in Tourism and HospitalityShort Master of Wine Culture and wine tourism


Admission requirements

·         Highschool or Bachelor level degree

·         Minimum English Proficiency level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2 – Independent - Vantage or upper intermediate

·         An interview (live or Skype)

Study Plan

1st year, 1st semester


Course Unit


Leisure Time and Tourist Animation 5
Tourism Market Segmentation and Products 4
Geography of Tourism 5
Research Methods and Techniques for Tourism 6
Tourism General Principles 6
Transportation and Accessibility in Tourism 4

1st year, 2nd semester


Course Unit


Technical French I 4
Statistics Applied to Tourism 6
Technical English I 5
Gastronomy and Wine Tourism 4
Organization and Management of Tourism Businesses 5
Public Relations and Communication 6

2nd year, 1st semester


Course Unit


Technical French II 5
Technical English II 5
Monuments and Sites 4
Events Organization and Management 6
Sociology of Tourism and Consumer Behavior 5
Nature Tourism 5

2nd year, 2nd semester


Course Unit


Economy and Tourism Policy 4
Technical French III 5
Technical English III 5
Accommodation and Hospitality 5
Internship I 8
Patrimonial and Cultural Tourism 4

3rd year, 1st semester


Course Unit


Entrepreneurship 5
Business tourism 5
Tourism Destination Management 5
Technical English IV 5
Marketing of Tourism Businesses 5
Travel Agency and Tour Operator Practice 5

3rd year, 2nd semester


Course Unit


Development and Implementation of Tourism Projects 4
Internship II 8
Development of Tourism Products 5
Tourist Itineraries 5
Law and Ethics in Tourism 4
Urban Tourism 4





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