Tourism Development Policy and Management
Degree programme
3-year undergraduate
Course title (Classe)
Classe: L-15 – Scienze del turismo



Department of Studies for Economics and Business

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Teaching locations

Novara, via Perrone 18

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Course overview

This course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to interpret and represent tourism trends and their relative effects on economic, socio-cultural and natural environments. You will study in a stimulating environment, working frequently with tourism operators and professionals. You will become familiar with the main IT and telematic tools for promoting and organising events/business, and acquire an indepth knowledge of the territorial context with particular reference to institutional and management organisations.

Key features

  • Particular focus on emerging professions in the tourism industry
  • Goal-targeted teaching and ample profession-based content
  • Close collaboration with industry operators for work placements, first-hand accounts, supplementary teaching content
  • Guidance and support when applying for Erasmus and Free-Mover international programmes

Erasmus partner institutions

  • Belgium: Vives (Kortrijk), Mons.
  • Czech Republic: VSEM (Prague). 
  • Denmark: VIA University (Horsens). 
  • France: Lille 1, Savoie, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. 
  • Germany: Regensburg, Treviri.
  •  Latvia: Banku (Riga). 
  • Greece: Pireaus (Egaleo), Kavala. 
  • Lithuania: Kaunas. 
  • Malta: Msida. 
  • Portugal: Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Leiria, Tomar, Viseu. 
  • Spain: Central de Cataluna (Barcellona), Girona, Malaga, Jaén, La Laguna (Tenerife), "Pablo de Olavide" (Seville), Santiago de Compostela. 
  • Hungary: Sopron.

Career and employment opportunities

  • Administrative roles in marketing and tourism hospitality agencies, and travel agencies
  • Reception roles and related professions
  • Organisers of fairs, exhibitions, cultural events and conferences
  • Holiday entertainers and related roles