Masters in Tourism and Urban Cultures

University of Algarve

Program Description

Masters in Tourism and Urban Cultures

University of Algarve

This masters course has been developed as an international programme, which allows students to carry out part of their studies in another university that is part of the recently created International Tourism Masters Network - ITMN.

The language of instruction for this course is English, and therefore candidates must have a suitable level of English (e.g. level B2 of the Common European Framework, IELTS band 6.0, TOEFL score of 65 or over...) However, please note that it is possible to write assignments/reports/dissertation in English or Portuguese, and possibly in other languages, such as Spanish or French).

The main objectives of the Masters course in Tourism and Culture are:

  • To contribute to a transdisciplinary vision of the management of culture, cultural industries and tourism, especially in the urban context, in order to promote the integrated management of cultural and tourist resources;
  • To enable better coordination between the various sectors involved in order to offer a high quality tourism product;
  • To provide an innovative and creative vision of culture and tourism management ;
  • To provide masters’ students with the skills needed to enable appropriate responses to the problems facing the tourism sector in cultural contexts and to respond to new challenges;
  • To develop skills in management, programming, media coverage and certification of tourism and cultural projects;
  • To raise awareness of the issues involved in creating small and micro enterprises.

Career opportunities

This masters degree will give you the scientific and technical preparation necessary to work at the planning and management level of the tourism and cultural/creative sectors, including in national, regional and local tourism and cultural organizations and private enterprise. The types of work you might apply for include:

  • Cutural tourism project management
  • Interpretation centre planning and development
  • Visitor management
  • Event planning and organization
  • Strategic planning of cultural and tourism resources
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,600 EUR
Information
Deadline
Request Info
2nd application deadline: 29 August 2014
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Portugal Faro
Application deadline Request Info
2nd application deadline: 29 August 2014
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 2,600 EUR
1600€ for the specialization diploma (i.e. only the taught part of the programme).