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Tourism and Tourist Information Services

This post-secondary specialisation programme aims at preparing professionals who will introduce important dynamics in tourism destinations and companies, through the development, creation and management the resource offer and the attractive tourism products. It ensures specialised technical training in information, follow-up and advising of national and foreign tourists, thus meeting the needs of the international and national markets.


1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Promotion and Revitalisation of Tourist Destinations Annual
Information Management in Tourism Annual
English for Catering and Restaurant Services Annual
Portuguese Language Annual
Culture and Heritage Annual
Portuguese History Annual
Communication Management in Tourism Annual
Data Collection Processes Annual
Tourism Marketing Summer Semester
Tourism Geography Summer Semester
Communication and Information Techniques Winter Semester
Introduction to Tourism Winter Semester
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Workplacement Summer Semester
Tourism Markets and Products Winter Semester
Tourism Information Resources Winter Semester
Tourist Itineraries Winter Semester
Introduction to Hospitality Winter Semester
Informational Behaviour in Tourism Winter Semester
French for Catering and Restaurant Services Winter Semester
Spanish for Catering and Restaurant Services Winter Semester
Intercultural Communication Winter Semester
  • Travel agents;
  • Tour operators;
  • Technical staff in Tourism Organisations;
  • Technical staff in Tourist Entertainment Companies;
  • Tour Guides;
  • Museum Guides.

Who may apply to the Post-secondary Specialisation Programmes:

Those who successfully concluded secondary education or its academic equivalent;

Those who passed the mature students’ exams, established specifically for the programme, according to the Decree-law nr. 64/2006, of 21st March;

Students who passed all subjects that are part of the 10th and 11th year curricula in secondary education, or its academic equivalents, but did not complete secondary education and were considered ready for post-secondary programmes through an exam done at the higher education institution;

Those with a certificate in a technological specialisation course, in a post-secondary specialisation programme or with a higher education degree who wish to enroll in professional retraining.