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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.


812 - Turismo e lazer
Número: R/Cr17.1/2016
N.º Despacho/Portaria: AVISO N.º 3576/2018
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Communication and Information Techniques 1st Semester 4.0
Introduction to Tourism 1st Semester 6.0
Tourism Marketing 2nd Semester 6.0
Tourism Geography 2nd Semester 5.0
Promotion and Revitalisation of Tourist Destinations Annual 6.0
Information Management in Tourism Annual 6.0
English for Catering and Restaurant Services Annual 4.0
Portuguese Language Annual 4.0
Culture and Heritage Annual 5.0
Portuguese History Annual 4.0
Communication Management in Tourism Annual 6.0
Data Collection Processes Annual 4.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Tourism Markets and Products 1st Semester 4.0
Tourism Information Resources 1st Semester 4.0
Tourist Itineraries 1st Semester 3.0
Introduction to Hospitality 1st Semester 4.0
Informational Behaviour in Tourism 1st Semester 5.0
French for Catering and Restaurant Services 1st Semester 3.0
Spanish for Catering and Restaurant Services 1st Semester 3.0
Intercultural Communication 1st Semester 4.0
Workplacement 2nd Semester 30.0
  • 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.