Bachelor degree in Tourism, Territory and Heritage

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Academic year




Course Type

1st Cycle Studies

Qualification Awarded



6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Claudete Carla Oliveira Moreira (claudete@fl.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Rui Ferreira de Figueiredo (ruiff@fl.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
A bachelor's degree in Turism, Territory and Heritage seeks to provide students with knowledge, aptitudes and skills at a the theoretical, practical and methodological level in areas where tourism, territory and heritage constitute the central themes. These are increasingly important (as a result of consolidation and diversification of practices) in the labor market.
Based on a systemic and humanistic view of tourism, territory and heritage as platforms that build bridges and promote dialogue between cultures and promote an attitude of culture and active citizenship, students will also be encouraged to actively participate in the labor market through internships at organizations (regional, municipal councils and businesses, housing units, promotion companies, museums, spas, travel agencies, among others) in key areas related to this program.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The study plan will help students to:
- Know the meaning and the evolution of the concepts of tourism, territory and heritage;
- Understand and practice the fundamentals of territory and tourism.
- Explain the relationships between tourism, territory and heritage.
- Identify organizational structures and operational tools of tourism and heritage;
- Demonstrate the contribution of tourism, territory and heritage for sustainable development of territories and populations in geographical contexts from a global to a local level.
At the level of skills and competencies (know-how) students must:
- Apply specific knowledge and working tools;
- Develop skills of reflection, research, design, coordination and planning / management;
enabling high autonomy for the development of research (particularly in the master's program) or for the exercise of professional activity in specialized areas of the degree matrix.
Mode of Study
Access to Further Studies
Second cycle of studies (Master’s degree).
Admission Requirements

One of the following exams: Geography (09) or History (11) or Portuguese (18). Minimum Grades: Application Grade: 95 points; Admission exams: 95 points; Calculation Formula: High School average: 50%; Admission exams: 50%.

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Recognition of Prior Learning
According to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording; Ordinance nr 782/2009, 23rd July.
Professional Goals
Researcher, Tourism Technician, Guide-interpreter, Touristic Courier, Tourism Transfer Technician, Conference Assistant, Director of Catering, Hotel Management, Senior Technician in Public Administration, Senior Official in Public Administration, Public Relations Professional.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

Achievement of the passing grade in a set of curricular units that amount to a total of 180 ECTS.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2015-07-14 a 2021-07-13
R/A-Cr 98/2015 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2015-07-14