Bachelor's Degree in Tourism, Territory and Heritage

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.

Admission Requirements

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

One of the following subjects:
09 Geography
11 History
18 Portuguese

Application score: 95 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%

Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

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.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese Language

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 the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.

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. Skills and competences - 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 a professional activity in the specific areas of the cycle of studies.

Course Coordinator(s)

Ana Maria Balbino Caldeira

Carlos Manuel Batista Cardoso Ferreira

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Albano Augusto Figueiredo Rodrigues

Carlos Manuel Batista Cardoso Ferreira

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation 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.

Graduation Requirements

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

Access to Further Studies

Second cycle of studies (Master’s degree).

Study Programme

Tourism, Territory and Heritage
Tourism, Territory and Heritage With Minor

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: L109

Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 09-09-2024
End date: 14-12-2024
2nd Semester
Start date: 03-02-2025
End date: 22-05-2025


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2021-07-31 a 2023-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Cr 98/2015/AL01