Bachelor in Tourism

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The undergraduate program aims to train senior staff to perform technical functions and professionals in the field of Tourism. The curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive training, integrating disciplines in the areas of Tourism, management, Economics, History and Languages. This degree teaches the scientific expertise, technical and personal relationships necessary for understanding the mode of operation and the legal framework for tourism organizational structures and institutions related to this area. Provides acquisition and operationalization of theoretical and practical tools which are supported at the level of advice, planning, strategy, management and marketing of businesses and tourist destinations. Develops leaderships skills, Intercom, team integration and entrepreneurship , to enable full integration of graduates into labour market of even the creation of your business in tourism.


The degree aims to develop the scientific, technical and personal relationships necessary for the understanding of the legal framework and organizational structures of tourism and other related to this area. It provides fundamental knowledge in term of advising, planning, strategy, management and marketing of businesses and tourist destinations. Develops leadership skills, Intercom, team integration and entrepreneurship, to enable full integration of graduates into the labour market or even the creation of their businesses. As a multidisciplinary curriculum, its learning objectives, operationalization and measurement of compliance vary with the nature of the theoretical and practical disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Those interested can apply for the course through one of the following national competitions organized by DGES: National Competition for Access and Admission to Public Higher Education; and Special Regimes. Application may also be possible through the following special competitions, organized by the University of the Azores: Special Competitions for Access and Admission to the University of the Azores (Over 23 Years, Holders of Technological Specialization Diploma, Holders of Higher Professional Technician Diploma, Holders of Other Higher Education Courses, Holders of dual certification courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses); Regimes of Re-entry and Change of Institution / Course; Special competition for access and admission of international students to the University of the Azores. In all cases, the application is dependent on the candidates' compliance with the conditions required for this purpose. For more information on national competitions and the conditions of access and admission, consult the DGES page at, and for information on special competitions, consult the regulations available on our website.

Professional Opportunities

Tourism planning, management and monitoring in public entities; Tourism promotion and management of natural and cultural heritage Education, vocational training, research and consultancy in institutions linked to tourism; Management of products and services in the travel and tourism sector (airports and airlines, cruise ports, maritime passenger transport companies, hotels and other tourist accommodations).


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



3 Years

Study Regime

Full- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • ACEF/1718/0104902
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 3527/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0105116Accounting I1st year1st semester
0101506English I1st year1st semester
0105005Introduction to Microeconomics1st year1st semester
0105809Introduction to Tourism1st year1st semester
0103127Spanish I1st year1st semester
0103085Accounting II1st year2nd semester
0104589English II1st year2nd semester
0103083Introduction to Macroeconomics1st year2nd semester
0102028Introduction to Management1st year2nd semester
0103090Spanish II1st year2nd semester
0104916English III2nd year1st semester
01061105Financial Management for Touristic Organizations2nd year1st semester
0105806Introduction to Marketing2nd year1st semester
01061045Sustainable Tourism2nd year1st semester
0104924Touristic and Environmental Interpretation 2nd year1st semester
0105104English IV2nd year2nd semester
0105803Human Resources Management2nd year2nd semester
01061116Research Methods for Tourism2nd year2nd semester
0103126Tourism Economics2nd year2nd semester
0105118Tourism Marketing2nd year2nd semester
01061149Hospitality and Restaurant Management3rd year1st semester
01061151Património Histórico-Cultural e Turismo3rd year1st semester
0105797Strategic Management3rd year1st semester
0104694Techniques of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators 3rd year1st semester
01061017Técnicas de Guia-Intérprete3rd year1st semester
01061028Digital Marketing and E-Business3rd year2nd semester
0103054Entrepreneurship3rd year2nd semester
0104695Touristic Animation3rd year2nd semester
01061162Transportes e Mobilidade em Turismo3rd year2nd semester

Optional Curricular Subjects

Code Name Year Semester
01061173Estágio/Projeto em TurismoOptionalSemestrial