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Welcome to Universidade do Algarve

Founded in 1979, the University do Algarve is a public university based in the beautiful town of Faro. UAlg has the growing reputation as a centre for academic quality and diversity.

The School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism is located on one of the main campuses, Penha, within the city limits and a short walking distance from the town centre. The School has around 1700 students enrolled in its undergraduate and master's programmes and welcomes up to 100 Erasmus and exchange students per academic year.



This two-year, 120 ECTS master's programme in Tourism gives you the choice of following 4 different specialised pathways: Tourism Marketing; Tourist Operations Management; Tourism, Culture and Heritage; or Tourism Infrastructure Management.


The gateway to the Algarve.

Faro is Portugal’s southernmost city, located on the south coast of the Algarve and is therefore right in the heart of one of Europe’s most popular tourist regions. With a population of around 65 000, it is a small, peaceful, safe and manageable city. Besides easy access to the beach, Faro is set within the stunning Ria Formosa Natural Park area and also boasts an old walled town with centuries of history, as well as a vibrant town centre with plenty of nightlife.

The Algarve's main resorts, world-renowned beaches and charming towns are easily accessible by public transport.  Faro has its own international airport, with many low-cost airlines operating routes from all over Europe. Lisbon is 280km to the north, and can be reached by a 3- hour train journey.

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