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Master in Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems

Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English, Italian
Start dates
Florence
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Florence
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Master in Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems

About this program

Master in Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems

The two years Master Program (second level degree) aims to provide a thorough understanding, at the university master level, of the contemporary techniques of organization and management of tourism activities. The Master Program is characterized by an interisciplinary program.

The graduates will acquire the basic competence in the fields of human and social sciences, a good command of information technology and of statistical techniques, indispensable for a real-world interpretation of tourism trends and of taste changes of the tourist population.

The Master Program also provides legislative, historical and geographical knowledge useful for enhancing the values of the resources and the cultural heritage of a territory. The Master Program deals with topics related with the sustainable management of natural, cultural and historical resources. The remarkable growth of tourism requires considerable planning activities by both the public and private sectors in order to maximise economic returns while containing the potential negative impacts on the environment.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master program, students must possess some curricular requirements and personal competencies.

For both Italian and foreign students, the following curricular requirements have to be proved:

  • having obtained a first level degree in fields such as: tourism management; geography; cultural heritage; modern languages; foreign languages and cultures; economics, and business administration; communication sciences; sociology; spatial, urban, and environmental sciences; sciences and technologies agro-food, Sciences and technologies for the environment and nature; political sciences and international relations; social sciences for cooperation, development and peace; statistics; history *;
  • having acquired at least 6 credits in the economic, management, demographic or statistics fields **;
  • having at least a B2 level (or native foreign language) in English and another language, other than Italian;
  • having acquired credits related to basic knowledge of data processing.

Students having first level degree in "L-15 Tourism management" (L-15 Scienze del turismo) are considered to automatically possess the aforementioned curricular requirements for admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • English for tourism
  • French for tourism
  • Spanish for tourism
  • German for tourism
  • Economic history of tourism
  • Travel and tourism contracts
  • Sustainable tourism for local system development
  • Demography and tourism
  • Agri‐food economics
  • Destination management
  • Tourism and wine marketing
  • Organization design and people management in the tourism industry

Year 2

  • Statistical information systems for tourism
  • Economic statistics for tourism
  • Social statistics for tourism
  • Tourism and law
  • Economics and management of agritourism
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Food quality and culture for tourism
  • New technologies and environmental chemistry
  • Foreign language lab (*) Data analysis lab Laboratory
  • Optional courses
  • Final examination (thesis)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Credits: 120

The Master Degree in Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems provides interdisciplinary competencies that involve:

  1. measuring and monitoring the outcomes and impacts of tourism (i.e. Economic statistics for tourism, Statistical information systems for tourism, Social statistics for tourism, Demography and tourism);
  2. managing and developing activities related with: the natural and economic local resources (i.e., Agri-food economics, Sustainable tourism for local system development, Food quality and culture for tourism, Economics and management of agritourism);- cultural resources, skills and competencies for tourism (i.e., Organization design and people management in the tourism industry, Economic history of tourism, Tourism and sport marketing, Event and sport management lab);- law and contracts in tourism and travel activities (Travel and tourism contracts, Tourism and law, Financial markets and institutions)
  3. new tendencies and technology for environmental issues (New technologies and environment chemistry);
  4. foreign language different from English (Spanish, French, German).

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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

The University of Florence dates back to the Studium Generale set up by the Florentine Republic in 1321. It has had very famous scholars (Galileo Galilei) and professors as well as the two most recent Italian Prime Ministers (Giuseppe Conte...


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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

Piazza San Marco, 4
50121 Florence Tuscany
Italy

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