Master’s Degree in Ecotourism

The cycle of studies of the master’s degree in Ecotourism is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years). Those who obtain 120 ECTS are awarded the title.
This master’s degree aims at providing a solid theoretical and practical training, with a strong professional component. Its main goal is to respond to the demands of a sector with one of the highest growing rates in the tourism industry.
Ecotourism is considered to be an activity with a low environmental impact, with the possibility of economic sustainability. It is an alternative to the local economies, where traditional activities have shown to be insufficient to the dependent population.
Training in Ecotourism requires not only a component of environmental knowledge, but also a solid training in management. Thus, the main aims of this degree are: provide an extensive and transversal training in the several fields such as Biology, Geology, Management, Economy and Tourism, essential to pursue a career in Ecotourism; Provide students with skills and methodological tools that allow them to effectively develop the operation, administration and management of products and services related to ecotourism, and approach problems in extended and multidisciplinary contexts, connected with touristic, sports and leisure activities; train professionals with solid ethical and social values.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

NOT AVAILABLE

The cycle of studies of the master’s degree in Ecotourism is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years). Those who obtain 120 ECTS are awarded the title.
This master’s degree aims at providing a solid theoretical and practical training, with a strong professional component. Its main goal is to respond to the demands of a sector with one of the highest growing rates in the tourism industry.
Ecotourism is considered to be an activity with a low environmental impact, with the possibility of economic sustainability. It is an alternative to the local economies, where traditional activities have shown to be insufficient to the dependent population.
Training in Ecotourism requires not only a component of environmental knowledge, but also a solid training in management. Thus, the main aims of this degree are: provide an extensive and transversal training in the several fields such as Biology, Geology, Management, Economy and Tourism, essential to pursue a career in Ecotourism; Provide students with skills and methodological tools that allow them to effectively develop the operation, administration and management of products and services related to ecotourism, and approach problems in extended and multidisciplinary contexts, connected with touristic, sports and leisure activities; train professionals with solid ethical and social values.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE 2019/2020:

SEM VAGAS DISPONÍVEIS

Career Opportunities and Employability

Graduates will be able to carry out duties such as: organization, expertise, consulting in the areas of Nature Tourism; to participate in and develop touristic projects (animation, research, training, etc.). These activities may be developed in central public administration, local tourism bodies, municipalities and municipality associations, associations of local development, tourism and event-planning companies, teaching and research.

Candidates

This master’s degree is aimed at the holders of an undergraduate degree in Tourism, management, biology, geology, among others; holders of an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent; holders of an international higher academic degree, recognized as meeting the objectives of an Undergraduate degree; holders of school, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by head of this cycle of studies, attesting to the ability to the conclusion of the degree.

The mission of Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) is to contribute to improving the quality of Portuguese higher education, through the assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions and their study programmes.

Degree accredited for 6 years, from 17/07/2013.. Consultar avaliação do curso >