MPHIL IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
MPHIL IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
a) Application form, duly completed
b) Document certifying the ownership of a Higher Education qualification, together with the final classification
c) Detailed description of the curricular plan of the Higher Education qualification
d) Document certifying the level of knowledge of Portuguese or English according to the language used in the course the applicant is applying for;
e) Copy of the passport or another legally equivalent document;
f) Passport-type photograph;
g) Curriculum Vitae
h) Recognition of the academic qualifications for the Master Degree
In this cycle of studies, issues of hospitality and its dimensions are adressed, based on conceptual knowledge of theoretical thinking of trends in the area. Hospitality in this context is understood as both an economic activity and as a cultural phenomenon, "an intellectual search of social dimensions, along with the economic nature", whose fundamental elements of hospitality are: customer satisfaction, competitiveness and collaboration, the design and improvement of services, the management of the relationship between customer-service and management of hospitality services.
Knowing the dynamics and its implementation, the action of the tourism professional, in the various working contexts, it is claimed as a distinctive opportunity, innovative, enhancer of quality system and increased competitiveness, either in the companies or in the tourist destinations. Thus, this MPhil is placed on achieving a formation that aims:
This 2nd cycle is also concerned with the dimensions of research as a fundamental support to the practice of work as a way of personal and social growth. The MPhil program will expand the offer of postgraduate training in the emerging field of tourism and hospitality, contributing to regional and national economic system.
Students will be encouraged to produce based on the strong relationship with industry organizations, which will be integrated into research projects and invited to contribute to the study of labor market needs. It is intended, with this MPhil program, promote the creation of synergies in cooperation with the tourism system organizations, for the development of the territories and the various dimensions of hospitality associated with them.
The aim is also to develop academic exchange with other national and international institutions of higher education. In short, the students will be granted the powers enabling them to actively contribute to the positioning of tourism to an entrepreneurial level , innovative and imbued with thought directed to people, communities and their heritage and culture.
This cycle of studies conveys specialized training in the area of Tourism and Leisure which is presented as sequential and complementary to that given in the 1st study cycles in Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Economics, Marketing, Social Sciences, Geography, Heritage areas, Planning regional and Urban, and related fields.
The philosophy that underlies the curriculum of the MPhil structure in Tourism and Hospitality promotes understanding and mastery of hospitality in the areas of knowledge of tourism, based on a curious spirit, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, in close interaction with companies and organizations . Learning is centered on the student, promoting the development of self-employment skills and analytical and critical thinking, as well as strong social and cultural awareness. The teaching / learning methods foster technical and scientific expertise of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality based on the needs of consumers, the involvement of local communities and the socio-cultural development of the territory based on collaboration with institutions, companies and partner organizations. Thus promotes a greater connection to the market sector, at the level of trainning, employability and applied research.
Are objective of the study cycle that students are able to: