Master in Sustainable Tourism Management

Open Applications 2021/2022

Course presentation

The Master of Sustainable Tourism Management is divided into two distinct blocks: the first block, corresponding to two semesters, develop theoretical, theoretical-practical and technical curricular units, that will provide the tools needed to develop an integrated and sustainable management of tourism resources; in the second block, on the final two semesters, is developed a applied research work or technical/practical work integrated in the companies.

The course is developed using a mix method of complementary on-site and online teaching. Master’s program  is delivered 12 weeks online, 2 weeks on-site and 1 cultural week ( in case you wich to do so) per semester. Although it is mostly a distance-learning course, you won’t be alone. Our school members provide the high levels of support  to enhance your success. You will have the occasion to work closely with your colleague and tutors in a suitably supported and collaborative online learning environment, studying at the times and in the places which suit you best.


The Master Program in Sustainable Tourism Management aims the training of students able to perform tasks in various branches of tourism, whether in public or in private sector. Thus, aims to: develop higher-level knowledge about the various disciplines that integrate the course, adapting the principles and concepts underlying the Management and Sustainability in Tourism; know deeply the human impacts on tourist systems and be able to establish effective solutions for this problem, apply the concepts and techniques developed with accuracy and ability to self-criticism; be able to, through the knowledge acquired, to diagnose problems and propose solutions to management and sustainability, have the skills to carry out plans for sustainable management of tourism resources; reaching research ability, critical analysis of information and scientific and technical dissemination; to motivate for the applications of knowledge, particularly through its sustained exploration and its integrated management, identifying potential employers, and promoting innovation; be introduces of new ideas and new products and services related to the sustainable exploitation and management of tourism resources in national /international market, through self-employment; understand and apply the techniques of scientific research, develop personal and professional skills that enable them to lead or join work teams; to acquire the skills needed to integrate doctoral or similar programs in related areas.

Curricular plan

CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
2042001Economics of Tourism1st Semester51st Year
2042003Quality Management in Tourism1st Semester51st Year
2042004Research Methodologies1st Semester51st Year
2042002Tourism Strategy and Policy1st Semester51st Year
2042006Seminars I1st Semester51st Year
2042005Environmental Tourism and Sustainability1st Semester51st Year
2042008Tourism Products Management2nd Semester51st Year
2042011Tourism Projects Management2nd Semester51st Year
2042007Budget and Financial Management2nd Semester51st Year
2042010Tourism Markets2nd Semester51st Year
2042012 Seminars II2nd Semester51st Year
2042009Tourism and Cultural Heritage2nd Semester51st Year
CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
2042013Opção Mestrado em Gestão e Sustentabilidade no TurismoYear60Year

Conditions of admission

  1. Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Tourism, Management and related areas; holders of a foreign academic degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in the area of Tourism, Management and related areas;
  2. Holders of a foreign degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM in the areas of Tourism, Management and related areas;
  3. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curricula who is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM.

International Student
All information related to the  international student application should be consulted on our International Students webpage.

More information

The teaching / learning process is continuously monitored by the coordinator that meeting together, both formally and informally, with students and teachers of the course. The course committee, with the representation of students and faculty coordinator, assists in this task addressing all the issues that may affect the quality of the learning process.
Students and teachers also have representatives in the pedagogical council, in the representatives council and in the scientific council of the school, which ensuring their ability to participate. Students and teachers are also consulted through surveys, contributing to the self-assessment reports. Reports are reported to the course committee, pedagogical council and scientific – technical council.
Finally it should be mentioned the informal communication between: coordinator, students, teachers and representatives in various organs such as guarantee of active participation of teachers and students.


Disclaimer: This information does not exempt you from reading the information provided in the course notice