Structure & Curriculum

The EMTM offers a truly integrated study program, recognized and accredited in all three participating countries. When students have acquired 120 ECTS they will obtain an EMTM Joint Diploma and the Diploma Supplement.

> First Semester

First Semester
Descritpion - First Semester

The first semester (30 ECTS, September-January) is carried out at the University of Southern Denmark, Kolding campus (Faculty of Humanities). Students are introduced, at an advanced level, to the conceptualization and strategic communication of sustainability, innovation and competitiveness in tourism development and management. Individual courses have been selected and designed to fulfil these objectives. Additionally, the semester also incorporates a course on project management.

Courses
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Strategic Communication
  • Tourism Innovation
  • Project Management

After completion of the Master Degree, students can apply for enrolment in a PhD programme at the University of Southern Denmark:


> Second semester

Second semester
Descritpion - Second semester
The second semester (30 ECTS, February-June) is carried out at the University of Ljubljana (School of Economics and Business). With the knowledge acquired on sustainable tourism development and management, students are involved in courses regarding the policy instruments, indicators and management tools available for governmental sustainable policy making in tourism. 

Courses
  • Tourism Policy
  • Tourism in the European Union
  • Environmental Economics in Tourism
  • Environmental Management in Tourism
  • Tourism Economics

After completion of the Master Degree, students can apply for enrolment in a PhD programme at the University of Ljubljana


> Third semester

Third semester
Descritpion - Third semester

The third semester (30 ECTS, September-January) is carried out at the University of Girona (Faculty of Tourism). After having gathered an advanced knowledge on sustainable tourism concepts and policy strategies, focus is placed on contemporary issues of strategic importance like tourism destination planning, collaboration, network management, customer relations and management of destinations and tourism products. Additionally, students are introduced to the research methods they will use for the completion of the master thesis in the fourth semester.

Courses
  • Collaboration Management in Tourism
  • Tourism Destination Management
  • Heritage Tourism Management
  • Tourism Business Management
  • Customer Relations in Tourism
  • Research Methods in Tourism

After completion of the Master Degree, students can apply for enrolment in a PhD programme at the University of Girona


> Fourth Semester

Fourth Semester

The fourth semester is exclusively devoted to the completion of the master thesis. Each student is assigned a supervisor from one of the three EMTM Consortium universities. Besides, students who wish to do so can spend the fourth semester in one of the associated partner universities which the EMTM Consortium has outside Europe and seek extra academic assistance from the local professors.

The list of associated partner universities can be found in the section Associated Partners.

Internships

Internships are not an obligatory part of the EMTM program but students are highly encouraged to undertake training during a summer break or while writing their master thesis.

Students should show their own initiative in looking for internships either through university offices or via other bodies such as EMA or AIESEC.

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