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Order No. 22340/2008 of 28 August, amended by the rectifying Declaration No. 1606/2012, of 17 December.

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor | 6 Semesters | 180 ECTS

Programme Director

Profª. Doutora Mafalda Patuleia


Sónia Ferreira

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
04- Economics
17- Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18- Portuguese

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


This study cycle aims to generalist training in the field of tourism but with the concern to provide professional knowledge, providing students with a general knowledge of the tourism activity.
. To provide an understanding of cultural and sociological reality in which tourism develops.
. To ensure the employability and geographic mobility.
. To guarantee the students the ability to develop ideas, concepts and attitudes, from the standpoint of scientific and cultural openness to innovation and change guided by concerns of quality in the provision of tourism services.
. To provide its students a set of wide-ranging knowledge and skills specific to the design and implementation of the tasks characteristic of tourism.
. To train professionals with high technical and scientific quality in the various subject areas to enable them to respond creatively to the demands of business.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Students are given training to help them develop the following capabilities:
. Understanding tourism, its characteristics and its insertion into the economy, society, environment and culture;
. Promotion of skills in terms of professional integration in tourism organizations through a solid understanding of their functional interdependencies;
. Understand the design and planning of tourism activities and their integration in the territories in which they develop;
. Analysis and evaluation, as well as the use of ICT and technological systems used in tourist organizations;
. Understand and interpret the reality of tourism and its surroundings.
These objectives are operationalized through the theoretical and practical learning, and development of various extracurricular activities, such as study visits, lectures by professionals and businessmen, internships, conferences, and other means of ensuring students the ability to apply knowledge acquired and its direct link to the present reality, in particular with regard to economic, social and cultural development where the activities of various players in the tourism sector occur and develop.

Equipments and venues

"""This programme has the following facilities to support teaching activities: Technological Work Centre, Library and Study Rooms.
All our rooms are also equipped with: Portable videoprojector, PC /Netbook and overhead projector."""

Further Studies

"Masters ¿ MA in Tourism

Variant 1 - The Masters in Tourism Businesses Strategic Management aims to prepare professionals to define business policies in a highly competitive and globalized activity.

Variant 2-The Masters in the area of? Tourism Development Strategies aims to prepare professionals to face the new tourism development paradigms.


Occupacional Profiles

Senior staff specialized in tourism. Senior staff of tourism regional bodies, particularly municipalities and regional tourism bodies and other regional tourism organizations, both public and private; Entertainers and organizers of recreational and leisure activities; Tourism products managers; Companies' Public Relations, directly or indirectly related to tourism. Middle managers of tourism businesses with the ability to identify problems and contribute to their solution.

Scientific Areas

Serviços pessoais | Ciências empresariais | Ciências sociais e do comportamento

Study Plan

Order No. 22340/2008 of 28 August, amended by the rectifying Declaration No. 1606/2012, of 17 December.
1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Human Resources ManagementFirst Semester5
Introduction to Contemporary ThoughtFirst Semester5
Introduction to TourismFirst Semester5
Leadership and Organisational BehaviourFirst Semester5
Quantitative MethodsFirst Semester6
Tourism Technical English I (Level B1)First Semester4
Digital Technologies Applied to TourismSecond Semester4
Introduction to EconomySecond Semester4
Statistics and Research Methods in TourismSecond Semester6
Tourism and ArtSecond Semester4
Tourism GeographySecond Semester3
Tourism LegislationSecond Semester5
Tourism Technical English II (Level B2)Second Semester4
Second Semester4
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Cultural Heritage and TourismFirst Semester3
Event Planning and OrganisationFirst Semester4
Sustainable TourismFirst Semester4
Tourism Business ManagementFirst Semester5
Tourism Economics IFirst Semester5
Tourism Marketing First Semester5
Tourism Sociology and AnthropologyFirst Semester4
General and Hotel AccountingSecond Semester6
Tourism and TerritorySecond Semester5
Tourism Economics IISecond Semester6
Tourism Policies and OrganisationSecond Semester3
Tourism ProductsSecond Semester5
Tourism Transport SystemsSecond Semester5
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Hotel ManagementFirst Semester4
Option 1First Semester4
Quality ManagementFirst Semester4
Strategy and Management Control in Touristic CompaniesFirst Semester5
Tourism Planning and DevelopmentFirst Semester5
Tourism-related Businesses Management and Financial Analysis First Semester5
Travel Agency ManagementFirst Semester3
Option 2Second Semester4
Professional Traineeship / ProjectSecond Semester12
Restaurant ManagementSecond Semester4
Tourism Products and Destinations MarketingSecond Semester5
Touristic Project Elaboration and AnalysisSecond Semester5

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Álvaro De Borba Cruz Lopes DiasAgréggationPart-Time
Ana Rita Esteves Da Cunha GarciaBachelorPart-Time
António Alberto Da Cunha AbrantesMasterPart-Time
Eduardo Manuel Machado De Moraes Sarmento FerreiraDoctorateFull-Time
João Miguel Caldeira HeitorMasterPart-Time
Jorge Manuel Mangorrinha MartinsDoctorateFull-Time
Mafalda Luísa De Almeida Serra PatuleiaDoctoratePart-Time
Marco António Do Carmo Gomes NoivoMasterPart-Time
Maria Isabel Alves DuarteDoctorateFull-Time
Maria João Nunes Dos Santos Castel-Branco Da SilveiraDoctorateFull-Time
Maria Teresa Garcia FlorentinoDoctoratePart-Time
Maria Teresa Garcia FlorentinoDoctoratePart-Time
Mónica Belchior Morais De BritoDoctoratePart-Time
Pedro Soutelinho Correia RibeiroBachelorPart-Time
Raúl Dos Santos Ribeiro FerreiraBachelorPart-Time
Vasco Ribeiro Dos SantosDoctoratePart-Time


Over 23 years 180 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
200 €
Holders of Technological Specialization Courses 180 €
200 €
External Students 0 €
Change Course 68 €
Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Enrollment310 €
Registration217 €
Student Insurance40 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 331,2 €
Per ECTS 11,04 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force