Tourism and Development of Destinations and Products

Master Degree

Course Overview

The University of Évora has been participating in the affirmation and consolidation of the area of ​​knowledge in Tourism in Portugal through the training, research and organization of scientific events and support to the community. This institutional investment allows to guarantee the masters students a theoretical formation consistent, based on the new paradigms of the thought in Tourism in a perspective of Sustainable Development of Destinations and Products. The course also guarantees the transmission of knowledge in terms of methods and research theories and a set of specialized analytical instruments that contribute to the improvement of the students' competences and abilities to work in an extremely complex, dynamic and constantly changing sector. The underlying learning philosophy promotes the development of self-employment so that students can follow their path of specialization according to their professional aspirations and employment opportunities. The masters study plan, although complementary to the first cycle plan, highlights the role of Heritage, Culture and Cultural and Creative Industries in the development of Sustainable Tourism, according to the guidelines of the institutional documents specific to the sector National, regional and local levels. For this reason it offers complementary training to students coming from the Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural 
Organic Unit: School of Social Sciences
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (65 required and 0 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Professional associations of the tourism sector. Associations of the 3rd sector with interests in Tourism. Consultants in the area of Tourism. Teachers in the area of Tourism Training. Responsible for companies developing new tourism products. Responsible for companies specializing in Cultural Tourism and Nature Tourism. Boards of companies in the area of Tourism, Leisure and Recreation (Travel Agencies / Tour Operators / Transport Companies / Lodging). Tables of organizations of the public tourist sector (Ministries / Regional Tourism Entities / Tourism Institutes / Tourism Observatories / Tourist Departments of the Municipal Councils. Public and private organizations related to cultural, recreational and leisure activities, with the organization and Event management, with the tourist animation.

Specific Entry Requirements

The MSc in Tourism and Development of Destinations and Products is preferably destined to graduates in Tourism or courses in the area of the social and human sciences by Portuguese or foreign universities. Preference is given to holders of a bachelors degree or legal equivalent with a rating of 14 or higher.

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 20
International Students
Initial Places: 10

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1050 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Noémi Marujo []

Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE