Research course

Sustainable Tourism Management

Polytechnic of Leiria · ESTM - School of Tourism and Sea Technology

Entry requirements

  • Holders of a foreign degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM in the areas of Tourism, Management and related areas;
  • Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Tourism, Management and related areas; holders of a foreign academic degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in the area of Tourism, Management and related areas;
  • Holders of academic, scientific or professional curricula who is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master in Sustainable Tourism Management aims the training of students able to perform tasks in various branches of tourism, whether in public or in private sector, develop higher-level knowledge about the various disciplines that integrate the course, adapting the principles and concepts underlying the Management and Sustainability in Tourism.

This master’s programme is taught in English and in the B-Learning system. This method combines online and face-to-face learning, allowing students to access the platform from any place, at any time, letting them access all knowledge and materials relevant to the subjects being taught. Blended learning allows adaptive, collaborative learning and encourages students to be active in the experience of learning rather than being passive learners. The subjects will provide the tools needed to develop an integrated and sustainable management of tourism resources.

Online learning is the major component. In the first year, this course is delivered, each semester, 13 weeks online and 2 weeks in face-to-face lessons. Regarding the second year, the students must choose one of three options: an applied research work (Dissertation) or an Internship (and its report) or a Project/Business Plan. In any of the options, the student will always be accompanied by a supervisor. Although it is mostly a distance-learning study programme, you won’t be alone. Our school members provide high levels of support to enhance your success. You will have the occasion to work closely with your colleagues and tutors in a suitably supported and collaborative online learning environment, studying at the times and in the places which suit you best.

Information for international students

Information for international students can be found here.

Fees and funding

UK students
3 000 €
International students
3 000 €

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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