PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE OF TOURISM SYSTEM IN MEDITERRANEAN AREA Degree Program Profile
Master Degree in PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE OF TOURISM SYSTEM IN MEDITERRANEAN AREA
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
2 years; 120 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Department of SCIENZE POLITICHE
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Maurizio Vernassa
Language of Teaching
Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Assessment of competences acquired in First Cycle studies in related or un-related subject areas to determine admission by Degree Programme Council with possible assignment of extra work to be done before admission.
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.
The master course develops and enhances the awareness in economic, legal and managerial skills of the participants with specific focus on the configuration of the tourism phenomenon in the Mediterranean.
The course is particularly interested in preparing extremely highly qualified students for the international work force.
Attendance is mandatory and the Campus Formula allows students to undertake intensive and personalised courses in direct contact with lecturers and tutors.
Campus Lucca has forged close ties with institutions at national and international level, businesses and both private and public bodies involved in the world of tourism, where work placements will take place, through the Career Service of the Fondazione Campus.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Second Cycle Degree Programme in Science in Tourism Management will be able to demonstrate:
- Acquire specific skills for developing communication strategies and managing the flow of communications in multimedia companies operating in the tourism sector at a global level, also with the use of ICT technologies;
- Acquire specific skills for managing tourist flows;
- Acquire advanced skills in the design and management of tourist products;
- Acquire advanced skills in the design and implementation of cultural events and conferences;
- Acquire advanced communication skills specifically required for the development and management of tourism systems;
- Ability to use the basic techniques of research;
- To acquire advanced knowledge in written and spoken English in addition to Italian.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
The Master's degree prepares professionals of the highest calibre for top positions in international tourism fields. The graduates in Science in Tourism Management will be able to work in top positions in tourism venues, event organizations, be it cultural or sporting, in bodies and administrations involved in the planning, promotion and management of tourism facilities, in centralised and decentralised state bodies involved in the management and promotion of the territory.
Graduates will be able to work in tourism publishing and multimedia houses, for example as Web manager.
Access to further study
The Laurea Magistrale degree in Planning and Management of Mediterranean Tourism Facilities allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
The final exam, to which 12 ECTS are allocated, foresees the preparation and discussion of a written text of about 150-250 pages, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor.
It must be an original work similar to a scientific monograph, with a compl