Bachelor's Degree

Tourism

Department of Business Sciences

​Coordinator

Eduardo Cândido Cordeiro Gonçalves

Admission exams

Geography (09) or
History (11) or
Portuguese (18)

Publication in the Official Gazette

Accreditation of the Study Program

Decision: Accredited for 6 years
Publication Date: 26-04-2019
Official Information A3ES: Accreditation result (in portuguese)

Study Program Evaluation 

 

The Bachelor’s degree in Tourism aims to further knowledge about the tourism industry and train a group of professionals who are duly equipped with a range of tools to be applied as tourism techniques. Similarly, it is hoped to meet the challenges faced in Portugal and in Europe regarding the use of information technology by strengthening skills in that area. It aims to develop students’ ability to create new products and opportunities and provide them with inclusive technical skills that stimulate entrepreneurship and to provide knowledge on the country’s potential for tourism and heritage, particularly focusing on emerging clusters that are part of the knowledge and innovation economy.

Professional opportunities

Tourism enterprises (hotels, tourist developments and apartments). Travel agencies and tour operators. Cruises. Airlines. Ground handling companies. Public administration. Regional tourism boards. Development agencies and companies. Local authorities and municipality associations. Regional/local development associations. Teaching/research. Tourism product managers. Firms of consultants. Cultural activity planning.

What makes this course different?

On-the-job training is provided through work placements, which have created a high level of employability for students. Similarly, there is close cooperation with the Centre for Tourism Development Studies (CEDTUR) based on research projects in innovative research fields, with particular focus on the Dourointour: Patrimónios Durienses e Turismo Cultural project, financed by the ON.2 programme.

CEDTUR is a research unit which is part of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD) (R&D 4011), classified as “Very Good” in the Foundation for Science and Technology’s international evaluation.

Internationalisation

Students may apply for periods of mobility for studies in around 150 higher education institutions of more than 30 countries, as well for international internships, with possibilitity of financial support.