Bachelor's Degree in Tourism
The Bachelor's Degree in Tourism provides innovative training. Students will obtain a general insight and knowledge of management and planning, in organisations, activities, destinations, products and resources.
This degree, taught by the University School of Tourism and Hotel Management and closely linked to professional practice, combines humanistic themes, communication skills, specific working techniques and computer tools. Students receive personalised academic tutoring to guide their subsequent entry into employment. They also work on communication skills in at least three foreign languages, through international exchanges with more than 30 universities worldwide and subjects taught in English.
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The programme puts its students in contact with the sector itself, through placements in more than 600 top-level organisations, both national and international, a specific jobs bank with 86% job placement to help students find employment and a Centre for University Entrepreneurial Initiatives. Moreover, the Hotel Campus, on the university campus, provides an ideal context for putting knowledge into practice.
The Degree in Tourism offers three specialisations: Tourism Business Management, Tourism Planning and Sales, and Hotel Management, which respond to the diversity of the tourism sector in terms of demand for professionals, career profiles and options, variety of tourism organisations, multiple sub-sectors, segmentation in levels of responsibility, business management and tourism planning.
This degree is aimed at students with an interest in training to be creative, entrepreneurial and versatile professionals in the world of tourism with a collaborative, participative and also critical and responsible attitude to enable them to make their own decisions, and have a receptive attitude in order to acquire solid knowledge, skills and abilities for the management, direction and organisation in different areas of the tourist industry.
The versatility of graduates in Tourism means they can work in many roles within the tourism sector and other related sectors. The main areas of employment for graduates are:
- Tourism establishments and services, tourism promotion agencies and tourist offices.
- Companies dealing with the complementary tourism offer associated with the place of destination and thematic tourist activities.
- Accommodation companies. Reception, banquets and conventions, quality and customer care departments and purchasing and sales personnel.
- Companies related to the creation, distribution and commercialisation of advisory services and products for tourism wholesalers and travel agents.
- Tourism research for public and private institutions.
- Business start-up.
Teaching staff list
EvaluationMethodology ECTS credits involved continuous assessment assess Work Experience.
TimetablesMornings (2 shifts).
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
2 research support grants
1 academic excellence grant for students at the centre
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Period of study: Six-monthly
Part-time or full-time: Full-time
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