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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 6.00
Information Management in Tourism Annual 6.00
English for Catering and Restaurant Services Annual 4.00
Portuguese Language Annual 4.00
Culture and Heritage Annual 5.00
Portuguese History Annual 4.00
Communication Management in Tourism Annual 6.00
Data Collection Processes Annual 4.00
Tourism Marketing Summer Semester 6.00
Tourism Geography Summer Semester 5.00
Communication and Information Techniques Winter Semester 4.00
Introduction to Tourism Winter Semester 6.00
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Workplacement Summer Semester 30.00
Tourism Markets and Products Winter Semester 4.00
Tourism Information Resources Winter Semester 4.00
Tourist Itineraries Winter Semester 3.00
Introduction to Hospitality Winter Semester 4.00
Informational Behaviour in Tourism Winter Semester 5.00
French for Catering and Restaurant Services Winter Semester 3.00
Spanish for Catering and Restaurant Services Winter Semester 3.00
Intercultural Communication Winter Semester 4.00
  • 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.