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Ostelea - School of Tourism & Hospitality has decided to run a Master program in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning, which is designed to equip professionals and executives to lead the shift towards more sustainable planning and management of tourism activity, whether in public administrations or in the private sector.

Overview

Sustainable development has become a new paradigm in the 21st Century, in both the public and private sphere, and from an international right down to a local level. In the tourism sector, this paradigm has given rise to the concept of sustainable tourism, which focuses on the environmental, social and economic aspects in this sector.

There is an ever-growing number of public bodies, academic institutions, tourism destinations, companies and international organizations that actively seek to integrate sustainability criteria into their policies.

The Master degree in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning is delivered by Ostelea - School of Tourism & Hospitality.

Reasons to take the Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning from Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning

Executive Skills

  • Management Experience: Students develop the key competences for managing projects effectively, Soft Skills.
  • Series of meetings with executives from hotel and restaurant companies, and international tourism consultants.     
  • Program for developing executive competences: Tourism Skills Development Program (TSDP). 

Fieldwork projects

  • Eight fieldwork projects in experiences in tourism planning in Barcelona: students will visit various sustainable initiatives around the city of Barcelona related to tourism or which are affected by tourism, such as ecological markets and businesses, self-managed community spaces and community gardens, among others.

Employability and Entrepreneurship

  • Students who want to set up their own business have access to the Entrepreneur Project, offering advice and guidance.
  • Employability-focused tuition: Professional Careers programs, Employability Week, Employment Forum, Graduate Programs, among other initiatives (subject to demand).

Other key features

  • International faculty: Some of the contents on certain courses will be taught by lecturers from Ostelea’s partner universities and business schools.
  • Research Group: Members of the Master faculty form part of Ostelea’s Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Group (GRIT-Ostelea), the scientific output of which focuses on the field of international tourism management.
  • Seminars on Hospitality (in the case of Barcelona's programs) and Sustainability (in the case of Madrid's programs).
  • Language: English or French.

Professional Careers

To this end, it gives students access to the Tourism Skills Development Program and a selection of services designed to guide and accompany them towards reaching them professional goals. These services include (subject to offer):

  • Professional careers programs (choose one): Employability – Entrepreneurship – Career Transition
  • Talent Week
  • Employment Forum
  • Graduate Program
  • Company Meetings

The Tourism Skills Development Program includes (limited places):

  • Executive skills
  • Public Relations
  • Advanced Excel
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Coaching

Key Professional Opportunities related to this Master include:

Professional Opportunities

  • Director of tourism information, promotion and commercialization.
  • Director of destination programs.
  • Tourism destination planning and management technician.
  • Specific tourism product manager.
  • Tourism product development technician.
  • Natural and cultural heritage management technician.
  • Local development agent.
  • Analyst, consultant or advisor in the tourism sector.

Accreditation

Participants that successfully complete the programme will receive a TRIPLE QUALIFICATION:

  • The qualification of Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning from The Ostelea, School of Tourism & Hospitality.
  • The qualification of Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning from EAE Business School.

Programme Structure

Ostelea’s Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning is divided into 5 modules:

  • Governance and sustainable planning of tourism products and destinations.
  • Sustainable tourism development.
  • Evaluation, management and conservation of natural heritage.
  • Tourism Management of natural heritage from a sustainability perspective.
  • Master’s Thesis
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The admission process ensures the candidates’ suitability and, as a result, all of the participants can make the very most of this learning experience.

To begin the admission process, candidates must complete the information request form.

After that, Ostelea gets in contact with the candidate to schedule an interview, to which they must bring the following documentation:

  • University qualification
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English certification or interview in English

After completing the interview, Admissions Committee analyses the applications case by case and notifies the candidate of its decision and informs them of their admission status.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12804 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12804 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Ostelea gives candidates access to grants in the form of financial aid with the aim of providing support for our students.

Each application will be evaluated independently and the grants will be issued during the admission process, with the candidates being notified personally by the Admissions Committee before formalizing enrolment.

Under no circumstances are grants issued that represent 100% of the total enrolment fees.

Financial aid is offered in the following cases:

  • A deposit paid in advance to reserve a place.
  • The candidate’s profile meets the requirements for each program.
  • Former students of the School. In this case, a discount of 25% is applied to the enrolment fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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