Title of the title: Master's Degree in Urban Tourism and Tourism Business Management
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Economics and Business Avda. Do Burgo, s / n. North Campus 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: 245/2011 December 15
Date of publication in the BOE: 03/06/2014 (Modification of 07/08/2020)
Date of the last accreditation: 06/11/2019
Responsible for the title:
Title coordinator: Carballo Penela, Adolfo
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: Annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsIn the first place, to equip the students with the most relevant competences, both from a theoretical and applied perspective, of the planning and direction of urban tourism and of business management in the tourism field, providing them with a global and integrative vision, following the criteria of innovation, efficiency and sustainability.
Second, to rigorously train experts to guide their careers towards research and development of knowledge in the tourism field.
Basic skillsPossess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context
That the students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their problem-solving capacity in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study
That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments from information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the latest knowledge and reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.CurriculumSpecialties or itineraries:
This master's degree has three orientations: professional, research and academic.
Each student must take one of the three orientations, according to the subjects that each one consists of.
All students must complete 30 compulsory credits and a Master's Thesis of 12 credits.
The professional orientation students will carry out compulsory external practices of 9 credits.
Students in the research orientation must take the optional subjects linked to this option: "Research Methodology: Cartography applied to tourism" and "Research Methodology in tourism business management", of 3 credits each. It is necessary to have completed these two subjects to be able to access the doctoral program (thesis stage). In addition, you must take another 12 optional credits without linking.
In professional orientation, students have to take 9 elective credits and in academic 18 elective credits.
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.SaidasManagement of tourism companies and activities
Planning and management of tourist destinations in public and personal institutions
Planning and management of projects for the use of tourist resources
Research of tourism markets and development of knowledge in the field of tourism
Training and advice in the tourism field
Entrepreneurship of tourist activities