M.Sc. Tourism Economics and Regional Development

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR3125 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR2750 per Full programme (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 )
| Faro, Portugal
The increasing economic importance of tourism led to a fast expansion of Tourism Economics over the last two decades. The present Master Program combines this emerging field within Economics with a consolidated one: Regional Economics. The Tourism Economics and Regional Development programme is offered at the University of Algarve.

Description

The region of Algarve is a natural laboratory for Tourism Economics and Regional Development. Hence, this Master's Program aims not only to provide students with state of the art knowledge on these fields, but also to explore its practical applications. Our motto is: Bridging Theory and Practice.

The Tourism Economics and Regional Development programme is offered at the University of Algarve.

Integrated in a Double Degree Program, this Master also allows students to access the Master in Economics of Tourism: Monitoring and Evaluation, offered by the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain).

Students who conclude our Master 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 and approving in 30 ECTS.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR3125 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR2750 per full programme ( EEA

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

    )
  • Application Fee 50€ (at application)
  • Enrollment Fee 150€ (at enrollment)
  • School Insurance 25€ (at enrollment)
1st Year (Courses Part)
  • EU Nationals: 2.250€
  • Non-EU Nationals: 2.250€
2nd Year (Dissertation / Project / Internship)
  • EU Nationals: 500€
  • Non-EU Nationals: 875€
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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.

Year 1

1st Trimester

  • Mathematics and Statistics for Economics
  • Economic Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Tourism Economics
  • Regional Development Economics
2nd Trimester
  • Regional Analysis Methods
  • Economic Impact of Tourism
  • Modelling Tourism Demand
  • Tourism Policy and Strategy
3rd Trimester
  • Tourism and Sustainability
  • Planning and Management of Tourism Projects
  • Research Project
  • Optional (1)
  • Optional (1)
Year 2

1st Semester

  • Dissertation, Project or Internship Report

Lecturers

The Master Program is coordinated in Portugal by a Directive Board, headed by Pedro Pintassilgo. Internationally the coordination is undertaken by Jafar Jafari, a world known scholar in the field of Tourism Studies.

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements

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.

If your application is successful, you must also submit:

  • University Degree Certificate and Academic Results Transcripts*;
  • Passport or Identity Card (photocopy);
  • Taxpayer Number: NIF (for Portuguese applicants only);
  • Colour photo.

*If you are non-Portuguese, these documents must be certified in your country by a notary under the Hague Apostille Convention or by the Portuguese Consulate. Documents in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French do not require translation. Documents in any other language must be translated into English or Portuguese.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

The Master in Tourism Economics and Regional Development is accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES.

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University of Algarve, Portugal

Portugal The University of Algarve is a young state university, located in the southern part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal.The University has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.