Masters Development and Management of Tourism Destinations

Discover the opportunities and challenges that arise from the development of tourist destinations in a sustainable way! This course intends, through the close relationship with companies and regional bodies to enable the student to acquire innovative st Read more



DegreeMasters Semesters4 Credits120
  • Presentation


    Discover the opportunities and challenges that arise from the development of tourist destinations in a sustainable way! This course intends, through the close relationship with companies and regional bodies to enable the student to acquire innovative strategies in areas transversal to the sustainable development of Tourist Destinations. With the presentation of international case studies, the student will learn to assess global changes in destinations and interpret these changes from a regional and local perspective.
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    The following may apply for access to the cycle of studies leading to the master's degree: a) holders of a bachelor¿s degree or legal equivalent preferably in the areas of Tourism and Business Sciences; b) Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a State that adheres to that process; c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as fulfilling the objectives of the degree of a bachelor by the statutorily competent body; d) holders of an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum that is recognized by the statutorily competent body of ULHT as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies. Seriation criteria: - 50% grade of the previous qualification - 30% curricular appreciation - 20% Interview For candidates who do not hold a prior qualification or do not have a prior qualification, the following criteria apply - 50% curricular appreciation - 50% CV review
  • Who is this course for?

    Who is this course for?

    Holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent, preferably in the areas of Tourism and Business Science; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized by CUL's statutorily competent body.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    - Know the principles and methodologies of tourism development planning taking into account the geopolitical role of tourism; - Obtain practical knowledge regarding the segmentation and "targeting" of the most appropriate issuing markets for a tourist destination; - Learn to plan and apply a strategy (branding) of destinations and its use in actions of tourism promotion; - Know the methods of monitoring and management of the process of tourism development of a tourist destination.
  • Objectives


    The Master is based on the premise, shared by researchers in the field of Tourism, that the competitiveness of this sector depends on the level of cohesion of the various tourism agents who come together to create a destination brand that coordinates the stakeholders and develops a sustainable development model based on the identity of their communities. Thus the course contributes to these objectives through the transmission of knowledge related to the development of tourist destinations taught by teachers with extensive knowledge in the area.
  • Reasons for joining

    Reasons for joining

    • We offer a Master accredited by A3ES for the maximum time and without any conditions;
    • Regular contact with professionals in the tourism sector through lectures, seminars, national and international events;
    • Number of partnerships with international universities, allowing mobility of students and teachers;
    • Solid social capital accumulated by faculty members with reference national destination management organizations;
    • Existence of Research lines with student participation;
    • Mentoring program in order to improve educational efficiency; Access our creative and technological incubator - PLAY - Projects Lab Alliance for You.
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    Managers of Destination Management Organizations (DMO); Tourism Departments of Municipalities; Executives from Public Tourism Organizations; Executives from companies specialized in Cultural Tourism, Urban Tourism, Rural Tourism, Nature Tourism, Enotourism, among others; Professional associations in the tourism area; Managers of companies related to the creation and development of tourism products. Entrepreneurs in the area of Tourism and Leisure.
  • Observations


    Start date: 25/09/2023 Regime: Post-laboral Has with optional course units: -Community-based tourism product design (3ECTS) 1 Year| 1 Semester -Design of Intelligent Tourism Solutions (3 ECTS) 1 Year| 1 Semester
Lisboa | Escola Ciências Económicas e Organizações

Current Application Dates

Check below the application phases currently open for this course.
You may also check all the other phases here.


Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 400€
      National or equivalent candidates 169€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 40€
      Readmission 90€
      Enrollment and Registration 245€
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 450€
      National or equivalent candidates 173€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 45€
      Readmission 100€
      Enrollment and Registration 285€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 313.2€
      Per ECTS 10.44€


Cátia Mendes

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  • Location
    Sala C.0.12
  • Service hours
    2ªf a 6ªf - 9h30 às 13h e 14h30 às 18h

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Cr 23/2022

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS.
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