Academic year 2020/2021


Basic Information

Qualification awarded


Qualification Type/Level

EHEA Second cycle, EQF level 7

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 pace. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.

Name of the Course Director and other contact information

President of the Degree Course Council:


Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Maurizio Vernassa

Language of Teaching


Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

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.

General Information

Programme Profile

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, commentary 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 based on the performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. The 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 the examination and final grades among students for each degree programme, in order to facilitate the comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on the occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated based 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 into 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 students choose which of the appelli they wish 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

Course structure diagram

Available courses, 2020/2021