Coordinating and Executive Committee
Prof. Doutor Nuno Gustavo
Prof. Doutor Francisco Silva
The Masters Degree in Tourism – Specialisation in Nature and Adventure Tourism Management aims at contributing to the development of human resources that respond to the new challenges and demands of the tourism sector, namely in tourism entertainment and in nature and adventure tourism.
The guidelines for the country’s strategic development in tourism, defined in the National Strategic Plan for Tourism, include the development and strengthening of tourism products and poles, together with the improvement of services and the qualification of human resources. Hence the need to reassess how tourism destinations and products are managed, while simultaneously balancing tradition and innovation and fostering differentiation and qualification. Therefore, new professional skills, training and attitudes are required.
Tourism is a dynamic sector that requires highly trained professionals who conceive, plan and manage tourism products and activities, namely in the areas of tourism entertainment, active tourism and nature and adventure tourism.
Through a holistic approach and strategic prospective vision, this programme aims at preparing and enabling highly qualified professionals to keep up with the external and internal demands of the sector, to be entrepreneurs and to maintain quality and innovation in tourism products and business management and models. This programme has a strong practical component that brings together theoretical and methodological knowledge with know-how in implementing nature and adventure tourism products.
This programme corresponds to 120 ECTS, with mandatory and optional units. Students who successfully complete the 120 ECTS of the programme are awarded with a Masters Degree diploma, while students who successfully complete the first year of the programme (60 ECTS) are awarded with a postgraduate certificate.