Master Planning and Management of Tourism Systems

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR567 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR567 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Bergamo | Bergamo, Italy
Planning and Management of Tourism Systems is part of the International programme of the University of Bergamo and is organised in two Master courses taught in Italian and in English.
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Objectives of this Planning and Management of Tourism Systems course at the University of Bergamo

  • To reach high level competence that allows graduate students to work in the tourism and hospitality industries and services, as well as in the promotion and development of innovative tourism products and of cultural events
  • To give graduate students the ability to analyse tourism in terms of multiscale territorial processes and in the context of contemporary mobility, in the framework of national and European legislation
  • To offer the ability of defining the anthropologic-geographical features and cultural venues of touristic sites, in order to promote sustainability through the principles of participation and social empowerment
  • To understand the methodology of research for planning regional and touristic development and value major theoretical concepts relevant to business
  • To offer skills, as well as digital and cartographic tools, for planning and co-ordination of cultural and environmental tourism projects within the public administration
  • To teach the basic skills for the development, management and promotion of cultural products relevant to travel and tourism representations (narratives, blogs, film, video-clips, brochures, TV scripts, web-sites).

Career Opportunities

  • High-level positions of responsibility requiring the ability to work in centralized and decentralized government institutions, in the fields of tourism, culture, cultural heritage and the environment as well as in the development of local cultural products
  • Managerial activities concerning the valorization of the cultural heritage and environment
  • Planner of cultural and leisure events, both on a large and a small scale
  • Planning of tourist services, with focus on sustainable and responsible tourism and to the dynamics of contemporary mobility
  • Cultural analyst and mediator, project writer and evaluator
  • Trainer of operators in the tourism field
  • Researcher in the tourism field.

Recognition of certification

Students holding an Italian Bachelor Degree (first level) with credits in foreign languages, arts and socio-economic- territorial disciplines have requisits for the application to the Master Course.
Students holding a foreign Bachelor Degree (first level) can apply to the Master Course after recognition of their certifications according to the Italian Ministry criteria. If necessary, certifications will be evaluated during individual interviews.


During the second year students are required to attend Internship activities- either in Italy or abroad- linked to their studies and their final exam. These are in compliance with agreements between the University and host organizations, and are closely monitored by tutors and academic teaching staff.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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    General deadline, applies to everyone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR 567 per semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR 567 per semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • First Instalment: 567.00 Euro to be paid at registration at the University
  • Second instalment: from 0.00 to 1,674.00 Euro, according to the student's family income, to be paid in May

All the students can pay fees according to their financial status. In order to prove your income you need ISEE Declaration.

Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Erasmus Mundus
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

1st year
  • Cultural Studies in Tourism
  • Economics of Culture and Cultural Heritage
  • European Tourism Law
  • English for Tourism
  • Filmology
  • Geography of Environment and Tourism
  • Heritage Studies
  • History and Culture of Museums
  • Intercultural Geography
  • IT for Tourism Managers
  • Local Communities and Ecomuseums
  • Tourism Industry Management
  • Tourism Marketing Management
2nd year
  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Sociology of Tourism in Local Development
  • Tourism Economics (Basic)
  • Tourism Economics (Advanced )
Second-year students are also required to attend the following activities:
  • a course of foreign language at choice;
  • two elective advanced courses;
  • advanced workshop;
  • internship in a national or international institution or enterprise.

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test



Enrolments are accepted with a maximum debit of 40 cfu/ECTS credits. The Italian version of the site shows a Simulazione (template) for each Specialist Degree course activated.

Entry tests

Individual Interview. A good knowledge of the English language is required for both Italian and foreign students (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information


The Masters degree course in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems is accredited with the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research as a "Laurea Magistrale", the official masters degree designation in the Sorbonne-Bologna scheme.

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