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  • Deadline:
  • 28 2월
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 166pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Being one of the largest industries in the world, tourism directly supports more than 100 million travel and tourism jobs according to WTTC 2014. Demand for tourism and travel professionals will continue to grow as many traditional borders disappear and business develop even more global.

    The Master's degree in International Tourism and Destination Management (ITourDeM) at the University of Macerata is a two-year postgraduate Degree which is equivalent to an M.A./M.Sc. It aims to prepare managers and professionals able to tackle the global challenges of present tourism, being key-players of sustainable development, and cultural heritage promoters.

    Our academic programme focuses on a professional figure with theoretical and practical skills, stresses on socio-economical methodologies as well as on historical and geographical knowledge. This professional figure has competences in designing and implementing advanced tourism operational infrastructures, building and managing tourist destinations through sustainable enhancement of natural and cultural resources, developing natural and landscape tourism projects, qualifying a tourism approach to environment and food goods.

    The ITourDeM Master's degree offers a vocational education for professionals in receptive tourism and hotel management companies, high responsibility positions in enterprises designing, planning and marketing travel and tourism connected products, in cooperatives and consortia of integrated tourism. Other career positions deal with the organization of cultural events and exhibitions, the management of services to the public, government, public and private institutions, in the fields of tourism, culture, environment, heritage and local development.

    Key professional skills:

    • Strategic planning;
    • Analysis processes and accounting abilities;
    • Communication;
    • Management and organization.

    Semester 1

    • English - Language and Culture
    • Social Psychology of Tourism
    • Planning and Control Systems in Tourism Businesses 
    • Urban History 

    Semester 2

    • Cultural Differences 
    • Landscape and Environment Geography
    • Human Resources in Tourism 
    • Transport and Tourism Law 

    Semester 3

    • Cultural Heritage Management 
    • Place Branding and Rural Development

    Semester 4

    • French Language and Culture Hispanic Language and Culture as option 
    • Electives


    • Environmental Law 
    • Ecotourism and Sustainable Destinations 
    • Developing and implementing strategic competence for human resources in tourism industry  


    The admission to the 2nd level degree programme in International Tourism and Destination Management is subordinated to the following requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree: three-years bachelor’s degree, or other qualifications obtained abroad, recognized suitable according to the current regulations and whose competences have to be individually evaluated;
    • Curricular requirements: 60 CFU obtained within the basic and peculiar disciplines of the class L-15 (Tourism Science); all information is specified at art. 2 Admission requirements 
    1. Concerning the class L-15 (Tourism Science) the positive evaluation of the curriculum studiorum is taken for granted.
    2. The Degree in one of the following classes: L-18 (Economics and Business Management), L-12 (Foreign Languages), L-11 (Modern Languages and Cultures), L-1 (Cultural Heritage) e L-33 (Economics), obtained in any of the Italian University, is considered preferential qualification.
    3. Preferred curricular requirements are ECTS/CFU granted in each of the following subjects (Economy - Law, Geography - History, Psychology - Sociology). See references here.
    4. In case of lack of the curricular requirements above-written, up to a maximum of 30 CFU, the admission to the 2nd level degree programme is subordinated to the evaluation of the Board of Admission through a meeting with the candidate.
    • Language skill (see below)
    • Suitability of the personal knowledge: The oral interview aims to explore the candidate's educational background. A committee will examine skills and competences achieved by the candidate at the Bachelor level.

    If the applicant doesn’t hold any of the above mentioned degree’s certificates, admission to the Master degree in International Tourism and Destination Management has to be submitted to a Board of Admission for approval.
    The Commission Guidance, appointed by the Degree Programme Board, will schedule a calendar for the assessmentsaccording to the Academic Rules of ITourDeM Programme, which will be published on the Department website.The required skills and competencies will be verified through the assessment of the candidate’s curriculum and any other submitted documents.

    Language skills

    All students must satisfy the following requirements:

    • adequate English language competences a B2 level of the CEFR  (Cambridge B2, TOEFL 87, IELTS 6.5, BULATS 75, Unicert level II, CLES 2, CET4 and so on), or
    • be English native speakers, or
    • be graduated in Bachelor’s degrees whose courses are taught in English.

    Those who possess a level of English which is lower than B2, or those who does not possess any language certificate, must participate to a interview according to what has been established in the Regulations of the Course of Study.

    When you will be in Italy, accepted candidates have to complete the enrollment procedure at the Università degli Studi di Macerata submitting the following documents to the “Segreteria Studenti - SFBCT"

    • a signed copy of the application for enrolment (to be downloaded and printed in the reserved student area );
    • one front and back photocopy of your ID card or other valid identity document;
    • the original of your university degree and of the exams certificate accompanied by the certified translations (the exam certificate can be replaced by the Diploma Supplement);
    • declaration of value issued by the Italian Embassy or Consulate;
    • official syllabus of the learning activities completed to obtain the foreign academic qualification, on the headed paper of the foreign university with stamp and signature (optional);
    • copy of the residence permit or receipt, confirming the application for the permit (only for non-EU equivalent students).
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