Bachelor in Tourism and Culture Management

General

Program Description

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar Tourism and Culture Management

Objectives

The study program aims at providing the students with a technical and humanistic background that will allow them to contribute to the Portuguese and European heritage in line with the sustainability of tourism industry and taking into account the connections between tourism and cultural heritage activities. This study program includes a wide range of areas such as Law, Accountancy, Mathematics, Information and Communication, Languages and Administration.

Professional Goals

Career prospects for graduates from this program include working in local, central and regional government bodies, public or private organisations engaged in land management and tourist public and private cultural entertainment organisations; tourist companies and resorts; tourist operators and travel agencies; consulting and project companies; international cooperation, particularly within the context of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries; vocational education and training. Graduates from this study program are prepared to perform as:

  • Tourism and cultural tourism technicians;
  • Product managers in tourism;
  • Event managers;
  • Tourism promoters;
  • Tourist operators;
  • Travel agency operators;
  • Hotel managers;
  • Middle managers in the sphere of museums and museography;
  • Cultural heritage technicians;
  • Among others.

Learning outcomes

Graduates in Tourism and Culture Management should:

  • be familiar with the terminology and scientific principles of tourism in general and cultural tourism in particular;
  • be able to articulate the several program modules within the higher education context.
  • know, conceptualize and apply the methods, techniques and tools for the creation, development and assessment within the professional tourist activity;
  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge and skills acquired in professional activities related with their academic background.
Last updated February 2018

About the School

The Institute is an polytechnic institution of higher education in the European area of higher education, provided of skills in the areas of science, technology, arts and humanities, from the outset, ... Read More

The Institute is an polytechnic institution of higher education in the European area of higher education, provided of skills in the areas of science, technology, arts and humanities, from the outset, compete complementarily for higher education of their students, producing useful knowledge, skills, competencies and skills, preparing them for the labor market and for the exercise of active citizenship in a democratic society. Read less