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.
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
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 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.
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:
*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.
No work experience is required.
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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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.