• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Doctoral Programme in Tourism from Universidade de Aveiro  seeks to create a new research programme, under the umbrella of the Bologna Treaty, and pursues the following objectives: 

  • to create critical and advanced thinking in tourism
  • to contribute for the redesigning of the University of Aveiro tourism school, by re-launching the foundations of the present tourism area and help to creating a revigorated tourism school
  • to contribute for the creation of a more dynamic tourism research pole, capable of articulating the theoretical and scientific knowledge produced in the UA with the needs of the tourism industry. 

These objectives will be supported on the creation of an international tourism school, that will be based on top international scientific criteria.

A holder of a doctoral degree in Tourism should be able to:

  • Identify problems or opportunities for improvement and propose solutions through theories, techniques and
  • tools in the domain of management, economics, and planning in Tourism;
  • Develop learning abilities and research skills consistent with the autonomous development of scientific work
  • in Tourism with applied relevance for the sector;
  • Conciliate the Tourism management and planning process with the requirements of an adequate territory
  • organisation and an effective socio-economic development of destination areas;
  • Promote innovation and the creation of new markets and products in Tourism;
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate the conclusions of the conducted scientific work in international
  • scientific meetings, thinking ahead to the creation of, and integration in international networks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Portuguese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Knowledge and Strategy in Tourism
  • Marketing In Tourism
  • Research Methodologies In Tourism
  • Tourism And Territory
  • Data Analysis
  • Tourism Economics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Master level degree, or legal equivalent in tourism or tourism related areas.
  • Foreign higher education degree in tourism or tourism related areas awarded on completion of a 2nd cycle study programme organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2325 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2325 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2325 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2325 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aveiro

  • 500 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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