The increasing economic importance of tourism led to a fast expansion of Tourism Economics over the last two decades. The present master combines this emerging field within Economics with a consolidated one: Regional Economics.
The Algarve in a natural laboratory for Tourism Economics and Regional Development. Hence, this Master aims not only to provide students with state of the arte knowledge on these fields but also to explore its practical applications.
The University of Algarve counts with a wide cadre of experts in the domains of Tourism Economics and Regional Development. This Master also benefits from the participation of world know scholars, such as:
Integrated in a Double Degree Programme, this Master allows students to access the Master in Economics of Tourism: Monitoring and evaluation, offered by the University of the Balearic Islands. Thus, students can also obtain the degree of Master in Economics of Tourism: Monitoring and evaluation, by spending a semester at the University of the Balearic Islands.
The Master lasts for 3 semesters and comprises a total of 90 ECTS. The courses, all taught in English, are offered during the first three quarters and cover 60 ECTS. The Final Master Work (Dissertation, Project or Internship) takes place in the third semester and is associated with 30 ECTS. The Master includes five modules: Tools (Quantitative Methods and Economics Theory); Tourism Economics; Regional Development; Optional Courses; and Final Master Work. The list of courses is shown below.
Mathematics and Statistics for Economics
II. Tourism Economics
Economic Impact of Tourism
Modelling Tourism Demand
Tourism Policy and Strategy
Tourism and Sustainability
Planning and Management of Tourism Projects
III. Regional Development
Regional Development Economics
Regional Analysis Methods
IV. Optional Courses
Social Geography and Spatial Location
Regional Innovation Systems and Policy
Management of Tourism Organisations
Social and Cultural Impacts of Tourism Development
Integrated in a Double Degree Programme, this Master allows students to access the Master in Tourism and Environmental Economics offered by the University of the Balearic Islands. Thus, students can also obtain the degree of Master in Tourism and Environmental Economics by spending a semester at the University of the Balearic Islands.
The Master Program is aimed at graduates in Economics or Business Administration. Graduates in other scientific domains, such as Tourism, can also apply. However, their admission may require attending some undergraduate courses in Economics.
All courses will be taught in English. Thus, a good English proficiency is required.
No work experience is required.
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The University of Algarve (Universidade do Algarve or UAl) is a Portuguese public university with administrative and financial autonomy. Its two campuses and the central administration are located in Faro, the capital city of the Algarve region. It has about 9,000 students.