Degree in Tourism

240 credits - Felipe Moreno University College of Tourism
Title
Official
Start Year
2009-10
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.

  Skills

General or Cross-cutting Skills

  1. Demonstrate, possess and understand basic knowledge in topics related to tourism in different scientific fields, their epistemological progression and how they are connected to one another, based on skills acquired during secondary education up to a level that ensures knowledge of the latest advances in this discipline.
  2. Knowing how to apply technical and methodological knowledge to work professionally, integrating the different fields of study looked at and linked to tourism, having the required skills demonstrated by producing and defending different reasoning, as well as problem solving within the corresponding area of study.
  3. Having the ability to gather and interpret relevant quantitative, qualitative and spatial data to provide opinions that include a critical consideration of relevant topics linked to tourism in terms of land, social, economic, legal, scientific and ethical issues .
  4. Being able to pass on information, ideas, problems and solutions in any tourism-related topic to a specialised and general audience.
  5. Developing the necessary learning skills that enable professional tasks and postgraduate studies in tourism to be undertaken with a high level of independence .

Specific Skills

  1. Knowledge of English and other languages that guarantees understanding, expression and application of specific terminology linked to tourism.
  2. Acquiring a comprehensive vision on tourism and understanding the relationships between the different subsystems and disciplines it comprises.
  3. Recognising the ways in which social and territorial organisations in society can influence tourism models, how resorts are developed and the impact tourism has on the natural and human environment in those places where tourism exists.
  4. Being able to conceptualise patterns, processes, interactions and exchanges in the tourism field, understood as a system within a wider range of spaces.
  5. Showing overall knowledge of the different types of tourism areas around the world, as well as having the ability to analyse the different factors involved in their composition.
  6. Acquiring a critical awareness of the importance of economic processes, business relations, market policies and global economic development that largely impact tourism flows.
  7. Learning to gather, process, analyse and interpret information to respond to tourism issues through developing specific skills to work in the different areas of tourism, including the appropriate use of information and communication technology (ITC).
  8. Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of different languages other than one's native language, as well as mastering technology linked to the general tourism market: acquiring and analysing data, statistics, online booking techniques, qualitative analyses and computer applications.
  9. Applying the main technologies aimed at studying the relationships that are established between the physical and human environment in different tourism activities, specifically those aimed at assessing the environmental impact of these activities, their impact on the landscape and transmitting scientific content so as to facilitate its application in academic and professional settings.
  10. Applying concepts, techniques and knowledge from different scientific fields to solve problems (with sufficient legislative knowledge), favouring development, creating wealth and improving standards of living (both for tourists and residents) through private and public sector planning, land management, hazard prevention, conservation, and sustainability and equality policies, in a constant search for quality of life and tourist experience.
  11. Knowing and applying the concepts, methods and tools that enable responsible management of natural resources, environmental protection and the sustainable use of land that is compatible with responsibly fulfilling the growing requirement for resources amongst the local population and tourists.
  12. Having the ability to suitably manage a tourist establishment at any stage of the process (travel agency, tour operators, accommodation, supplementary services, etc.).
  13. Showing mastery over a wide range of analytical and observational strategies developed from common research methods in different scientific areas throughout academe and using them in a corresponding area of work.
  14. Applying the knowledge, methodologies and techniques acquired during the degree course to a professional setting and further developing them with a high level of responsibility, ethical commitment and an ability to join multi-disciplinary teams.