Degree in Tourism

240 credits - Faculty of Tourism

The Degree in Tourism aims to provide students with specific training in managing businesses and institutions that are part of the most important economic sector in the Balearic Islands: tourism. The training received by students combines both theoretical and practical elements, with a structure characterised mainly by a multi-disciplinary nature combining:

  • Main core training in tourism business management (business management systems for tourism enterprises, marketing techniques, quality management, strategic positioning, accounting, etc.) and the economics of tourism (measuring and assessing the economic impact of tourism, assessing the environmental impact of tourism, etc.).
  • Language training (English, French and/or German) specifically applied to the tourism sector: specific vocabulary for tourism businesses, presentation techniques, common expressions, etc.
  • Training in tourism law (analysing the specific legal framework of the tourism sector), the geography of tourism (land resource planning and management) and cultural heritage management.
  • The practical application of knowledge acquired on the degree programme through work experience at a renowned tourism business or institution, both on the islands and overseas, lasting around 4-5 months.
  • The Final Degree Project, which is the last stage of the Degree in Tourism, where students will use the knowledge they have acquired throughout the degree programme.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   126   30   18   6 240

International Pathway

Students are offered the chance to attain the International Pathway in English accreditation certificate if they fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Passing a minimum of 30 credits for subjects taught in English (without taking into account English language classes).
  2. Meeting at least one of the following criteria:
    1. A one-year stay at a university overseas studying in a foreign language and passing 48 credits.
    2. A one-semester stay at an overseas university studying in a foreign language and passing 24 credits, as well as passing a further 24 credits in subjects taught in English on the degree course.
  3. Doing their Practicum with an intensive use of a foreign language (18 credits) or taking an additional 18 credits in a degree course taught in English.
  4. Writing their Final Degree Project in English.

In any event, the number of credits and subjects taken in English and whether the student followed the Pathway will be shown on the European Diploma Supplement, as well as any stays overseas.

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Subjects

First course
Name Type Credits Period
20400 - Basic Notions of Law Core Training 6,0 1st semester
20500 - Introduction to Tourism Core Training 6,0 1st semester
20600 - Economic Environment Core Training 6,0 1st semester
20602 - Introduction to Markets and Financial Operations Core Training 6,0 1st semester
21100 - Geography of Tourism Core Training 6,0 1st semester
20502 - English I Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
20503 - Cultural Heritage Management Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
20504 - Public Law in Tourism Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
20510 - Quantitative Analysis of Tourist Activity Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20607 - Introduction to Business Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
Second course
Name Type Credits Period
20505 - Organisational Design and Human Resources Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20506 - English II Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20507 - French I Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20508 - German I Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20509 - Tourism Marketing I Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20511 - Financial Accounting I Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20501 - Territorial Resources Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
20512 - Financial Accounting II Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20513 - Microeconomic Analysis of Tourism Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20514 - Tourism Industry Contracts Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20523 - French II Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20524 - German II Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
Third course
Name Type Credits Period
20515 - Tourism Operations Management Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20518 - English III Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20519 - Tourism Marketing II Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20526 - Taxation System Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20527 - French III Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20528 - German III Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20516 - Corporate Finance Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20517 - Tourism Intermediaries Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20520 - Macroeconomic Analysis of Tourism Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20521 - Environmental Economics in Tourist Areas Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
20525 - Quality Management and Customer Service Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
Fourth course
Name Type Credits Period
20522 - Strategic Management Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
20529 - Internship I External Placements 9,0 2nd semester
20530 - Internship II External Placements 9,0 2nd semester
20531 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 6,0 2nd semester

Calendars and timetables

Available from 07/07/2021