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Bachelor's in Tourism and Leisure Management Valencia

We train professionals in the tourism sector capable of leading and embarking on tourism projects anywhere in the world.

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Bachelor in Tourism

The Bachelor in Tourism at Universidad Europea is a 4-year degree aimed at providing you with the knowledge and skills to lead in the ever-changing tourism sector.

By studying tourism and leisure management, you will be able to lead the strategic management of any company in the tourism and leisure sector, from hotel administration and travel management, and leading businesses in the industry. From day one, you will work on real cases and throughout the degree, you will complete internships and work placements at leading companies in the sector, ensuring your skills are up to date when you begin your job search.

The degree in tourism, taught entirely in English, also allows you to gain international experience thanks to our agreements with partner institutions around the world, including in the UK, Canada, USA, and France.

Valencia 240 ECTS
Start: 16 sep. 2024 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Valencia
4 years School of Social Sciences and Communication
Official degree

Why study the Degree in Tourism?

International focus

In the Bachelor's in Tourism in Valencia, you will learn to face the main challenges of today’s tourism industry, such as the dynamic and changing context, the concern for sustainability, the elevated and growing competition between tourist destinations and the demand for quality services at a reasonable price.

Strategic and comprehensive view of tourism

You will become a professional in the tourism and leisure sector, further preparing you to plan and manage - on a national and international level - quality, personalised and experiential tourism and leisure products and services related to culture, natural resources, and sports and leisure activities.

Learn management, organisation and leadership

We prepare you to successfully manage, organise and lead companies in the tourism and leisure sector, as well as to create and manage teams that pioneer creative tourism projects, with national and international scope.

Learn a second language

You will be able to implement an appropriate research methodology in the field of tourism and leisure, communicate fluently in English and in a second foreign language with tour operators, and use ICT applied to the tourism sector.

Cutting-edge facilities

By studying tourism and leisure management, you will be able to lead the strategic management of any company in the tourism and leisure sector, from hotel administration and travel management, and leading businesses in the industry. From day one, you will work on real cases and throughout the degree, you will complete internships and work placements at leading companies in the sector, ensuring your skills are up to date when you begin your job search.



Our students find employment in less than 12 months.


International students

You'll live in a diverse environment that is more multicultural than that of other universities.



UEV has a multitude of educational cooperation agreements with other centres.

Valencia, European Capital of Tourism

Valencia is a city that offers a unique combination of culture, history, and modernity. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is known for its stunning architecture, including the iconic City of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Valencia is a smart city that is at the forefront of innovation and sustainability, making it the perfect place to study tourism and leisure management. Moreover, Valencia was the eighth city to be designated World Design Capital® 2022 (WDC 2022)

Valencia's tourism industry is well-established and diverse, with a wide range of opportunities for students to gain experience in different areas such as hotel management, event planning, and sustainable tourism.

Time magazine has chosen the city as one of the top 50 places in the world.

Valencia's tourism industry is well-established and diverse, with a wide range of opportunities for students to gain experience in different areas such as hotel management, event planning and sustainable tourism.

Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias Valencia
Opinión Alumno Grado de traducción
ComillasThe Bachelor's in Tourism and Leisure Management—100% in English—is a combination of learning a third language with a focus on sustainability, new technologies and the latest industry trends, all with the guidance of our most international teaching staff.

Emmanuël Hazé

Professor for the Bachelor's Degree in Tourism and Leisure Management

Grados Universidad Europea de Valencia

Mobility offer

We have agreements with many universities in different continents so that you can choose the one that best suits your training.

Study plan


MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Theory and history of Tourism and the Entertainment Industry6BASICAInglés (en)
Tourism and the Entertainment Industry Geography6BASICAInglés (en)
Personal and Professional Efficiency6BASICAInglés (en)
Mathematics for Tourism6BASICAInglés (en)
English for Tourism I6BASICAInglés (en)
Legal Management of Touristic Companies6BASICAInglés (en)
Touristic Market Structure6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Touristic Business Accounting6BASICAInglés (en)
Sociology and Social Psychology of Tourism6BASICAInglés (en)
Cultural Heritage Management 6BASICAInglés (en)


MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Tourism Economics6BASICAInglés (en)
English for Tourism II6BASICAInglés (en)
Touristic Business Processes and Operations6BASICAInglés (en)
Touristic Territorial Resssources6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Touristic and Entertainment Industry Destination Planning6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Entrepreneurship Leadership6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Tax Systems6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Financial Management6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Digital Marketing for Tourism6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Second Foreign Language for Tourism I6OBLIGATORIAFrench (fr)


MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Quality Management and Customer Service6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Human Ressources Management6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Influence and Impact on Business Relationships6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
English for Tourism III6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Cost Accounting6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Travel Agency Creation and Management6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
New Touristic Trends6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Tourism Intermediation and Commercialization6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Vinitourism and Gastronomy6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Second Foreign Language for Tourism II6OBLIGATORIAFrench (fr)


MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Technology and Innovation in the Touristic Business6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Ecotourism and Sustainability6OBLIGATORIAInglés (en)
Internship I6PRÁCTICAS EXTERNASInglés (en)
Internship II6PRÁCTICAS EXTERNASInglés (en)
Internship III6PRÁCTICAS EXTERNASInglés (en)
Final Degree Project6TRABAJO FIN DE GRADOInglés (en)


MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Entertainment Activities Design and Management (Cruise and Coastal)6OPTATIVAInglés (en)
Intercultural Communication6OPTATIVAInglés (en)
University Activities6OPTATIVAInglés (en)
MICE Tourism (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events)6OPTATIVAInglés (en)
Active and Rural Tourism6OPTATIVAInglés (en)




The tourism industry offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain practical experience through internships. Our program is proud to partner with a diverse selection of companies, organizations, and institutions both domestically and internationally.

Some of our notable partners include the Westin hotel in Valencia, the Ilunion Hotels chain, the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (with an extension in Galapagos), Europe Hotels International, and Viajes El Corte Inglés.

These partnerships provide our students with valuable hands-on experience and a chance to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom to real-world situations. These opportunities will prepare them for a successful career in the dynamic and ever-evolving tourism industry.Internships are a key component of your training. Acquiring experience after what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internships: curricular—which are included in your study plan—and extracurricular—which you can do on a voluntary basis.

In order to complete curricular internships in companies, you will need to have 50% of the credits approved and to register the subject before starting your internship. These internships are monitored by the company and the internship coordinator, and interim and final reports are prepared for evaluation.

If you want to take your work experience to the next level before finishing your university education, you can pursue an extra-curricular internship. You can do them in any academic year, but keep in mind that internships are a formative complement to your studies; therefore, the more knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies, the more you will benefit from the internship experience.

Key competencies

Basic competencies
  • CB1: That students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study.
  • CB2: That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competencies usually demonstrated through the development and defense of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.
  • CB3: That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
  • CB4: That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences.
  • CB5: That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
Cross-disciplinary competencies
  • CT01: Ethical values: Ability to think and act according to universal principles based on the value of the person that are aimed at their full development and that entails a commitment to certain social values.
  • CT02: Autonomous learning: Set of skills to select search strategies, analysis, evaluation and management of information from different sources, as well as to learn and put into practice independently what has been learned.
  • CT03. Teamwork: Ability to integrate and collaborate actively with other people, areas and/or organizations to achieve common goals.
  • CT04. Written communication / Oral communication: Ability to transmit and receive data, ideas, opinions and attitudes to achieve understanding and action, being oral that which is done through words and gestures and, written, through writing and/or graphic supports.
  • CT05. Analysis and problem solving: Being able to critically evaluate information, decompose complex situations into their constituent parts, recognize patterns, and consider other alternatives, approaches and perspectives to find optimal solutions and efficient negotiations.
  • CT06. Adaptation to change: Being able to accept, value and integrate different positions, adapting one's approach as the situation requires, as well as working effectively in situations of ambiguity.
  • CT07. Leadership: Being able to orient, motivate and guide other people, recognizing their abilities and skills to effectively manage their development and common interests.
  • CT08. Entrepreneurship: Ability to assume and carry out activities that generate new opportunities, anticipate problems or involve improvements.
  • CT09. Global mindset: Being able to show interest in and understand other standards and cultures, recognize one's own predispositions and work effectively in a global community.
Especific competencies
  • CE1. Ability to describe, from a historical point of view, the tourism and leisure activity of a specific territory from the labor, economic, social, cultural, political and environmental dimensions.
  • CE2 - Ability to analyze the impact generated by tourism in a given place, from an economic and social point of view.
  • SC3 - Ability to analyze the factors involved in the location of tourism activity in a specific territory.
  • SC4 - Ability to analyze, qualitatively, the positive and negative impacts of tourism and leisure activities in the territory.
  • SC5 - Ability to identify the tourism and leisure activities that are accessible, sustainable and respectful of the environmental, cultural and demographic values of a given territory.
  • SC6 - Ability to identify the technical planning needs of tourist infrastructures and facilities.
  • SC7 - Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in the different areas of the tourism and leisure sector.
  • CE8 - Ability to perform measurement techniques to interpret data and analyze the impacts generated by tourism and leisure activities.
  • CE9 - Ability to handle the basic tools of customer orientation, knowing the particularities of the tourism and leisure service, the different types of customers, their needs and demands.
  • CE10 - Knowledge of the English language that allows the understanding, expression and adequate use of the specific terminology related to tourism and leisure.
  • CE11 - Ability to understand the legal framework that regulates tourism and leisure activities.
  • CE12 - Ability to recognize the main agents of the public and private tourism market in order to access the relevant sources of information for tourism and leisure management.
  • CE13 - Ability to carry out the appropriate procedures for the management of public tourism development plans.
  • CE14 - Ability to evaluate the tourism potential of a territory.
  • CE15 - Ability to carry out the basic accounting of a tourism and/or leisure company.
  • CE16 - Ability to apply quantitative and qualitative methodologies to research in the tourism sector by means of: Case study, Delphi method, in-depth interview and/or Focus-group.
  • CE17 - Ability to develop a management plan for the cultural and natural heritage of a tourist and/or leisure destination in accordance with the principles of accessibility and sustainability.
  • CE18 - Ability to prepare a management plan for the financial resources of a tourism and/or leisure company.
  • CE19 - Ability to draw up a plan to direct and manage a company in the tourism and leisure sector.
  • CE20 - Ability to seek information on the functioning of destinations, their tourism structures and their business sectors.
  • CE21 - Ability to draw up a human resources management plan for a tourism and/or leisure company.
  • CE223 - Ability to analyze and use the information coming from the legal environment for decision making in the management of a company in the tourism and leisure sector.
  • CE24 - Ability to select the best alternative of financial and fiscal planning to be applied in the management of a company in the tourism and leisure sector.
  • CE25 - Ability to use the main financial instruments and methodologies available to the financial manager of a company for effective management decision making.
  • CE26 - Ability to understand the basic concepts of tourism marketing and its application in the commercial planning of tourism and leisure destinations both nationally and internationally.
  • CE27 - Ability to be enterprising and creative in the field of tourism.
  • CE28 - Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a third foreign language. Proficiency level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • CE29 - Ability to use quality certification standards in tourism planning.
  • CE30 - Ability to understand the richness of the diversity of socio-cultural environments in the field of tourism and leisure.
  • CE31 - Ability to integrate the different budgets of the tourism enterprise.
  • CE 2 - Ability to manage the financial resources of tourism organizations.
  • CE 32 - Ability to create and design a travel agency project.
  • CE33 - Ability to understand the operating procedures of the different tourism distribution and intermediation companies and institutions and the relationships between their operating areas.
  • CE34 - Ability to manage the operating procedure in the field of catering.
  • CE35 - Ability to manage the tourist territory in accordance with the principles of sustainability set by.

Collaborating entities


After studying tourism in Valencia, you will be able to anticipate, adapt to and take advantage of the many economic, political, social and cultural phenomena that impact this sector. Becoming a versatile and strategic professional increasingly in demand by companies.

  • Management of tourism companies.
  • Planning of tourist destinations.
  • Management and touristic advantage of products and activities concerning natural resources, sports, and in particular, all leisure-related developments.
  • Create and manage professional teams that exercise these roles.
  • Leading and undertaking tourism projects, both nationally and internationally.


Start your future at Universidad Europea

You can become a student at Universidad Europea in three easy steps.


Admission exams

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Place reservation

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Submit the required documents to formalise your enrolment.

Scholarships and grants

We want to help you. If you choose to study at Universidad Europea, you will have the opportunity to apply for a wide range of UE and official scholarships.

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Credit recognition and centre transfers

You don’t have to stick with something you don’t like. That’s why we’ve designed specific plans for credit recognition and transfers. Request your online credit recognition review, transfer your academic file and start studying at Universidad Europea.

It is a degree designed for students with a creative and entrepreneurial profile, with the ability to meet the needs of the public and, above all, oriented to market changes and customer needs, with a positive predisposition towards geographic mobility and language learning, all of them oriented to learning based on the skills needed to develop tasks of analysis, planning, organization, management and control in the field of productive organizations in the tourism sector at national and international level.

  • Admissions requirements
  • Competences and skills test and personal interview
  • Evaluation of academic record.
  • Language test, being a degree that is taught 100% in English, it is necessary to take a language test.

At Universidad Europea de Valencia, we offer you a commitment-free guidance programme to help you make the best decision for your future.

Our team of advisors and professors will provide you the necessary information about our academic offer, the Spanish education system in general, and more specifically, the University degree programmes—the legal requirements for access to these studies, etc.

Admissions tests:

  • Competences and skills assessment test.
  • Assessment of your English level and, if Spanish is not your native language, assessment of your Spanish level.
  • Personal interview
  • The results of your admissions tests will serve to develop your abilities to the fullest during your time at our University—with the guidance of your academic mentor—achieving your academic, language learning and professional goals.

It is not necessary to prepare for the admissions tests in advance, as they assess skills, not memorisation.

In order to apply for admission to other degree programmes, students must submit the following documentation to the Universidad Europea de Valencia Admissions Department, in scanned digital format (pdf document) by e-mail, to the following address: ads.valencia@universidadeuropea.es or to their advisor’s email.

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The faculty on this degree has 41,2% of doctors

  • Emmanuel Haze
    Academic director
  • Roberto Gómez Calvet
    PhD in Economics; Industry Engineer and Economist.
  • Maria Sánchez de Mora.
    PhD candidate, Bachelor’s in Tourism and in Advertising and PR.
  • Anna Gribova
    BSc in Management Science—LSE and MSc in Accounting and Auditing—UV.
  • María Ángeles Casabo
    PhD in Law and Bachelor of Art History and Law.
  • Javier Muñoz del Prat
    PhD in Law and MBA.
  • Lynn Summerfield
    PhD in Education and Master of Higher Education—Universidad Europea de Madrid.
  • Eva Piera
    Bachelor’s in English Philology and in Advertising and PR, and Master’s in Cultural Communication.
  • Hyeon-Jin Lee
    PhD candidate, Bachelor’s in Tourism Business Administration and Management, and Master’s in Tourism Organisations and Companies.
  • Issa Torres
    Bachelor’s in Tourism, Master’s in Project Management and Cultural Tourism.
  • Ibrahim Casanova
    Bachelor’s in Conference Translation and Interpretation.
  • Clara Gómez
    PhD in Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Universidad de Valencia
    Bachelor’s in Modern Languages, and Master’s in Research in Languages and Literatures.
  • Jose Arnau.
    PhD candidate, Bachelor’s in Tourism and Master's in Tourism Management and Planning.
  • Nuria Alabau
    PhD in Marketing. Universidad de Valencia. Master’s in Marketing and Market Research, and Bachelor’s in Tourism. Universidad de Valéncia.
  • Leticia Poole Derqui
    PhD Cum Laude in Economics and Business Administration (2003) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. D. in Political Economy and Public Finance, specialising in International Taxation.

Academic quality

As part of its strategy, the University has an internal quality plan whose objective is to promote a culture of quality and continuous improvement, and which allows it to face future challenges with the maximum guarantee of success. In this way, it is committed to promoting the achievement of external recognitions and accreditations, both nationally and internationally; the measurement and analysis of results; simplification in management; and the relationship with the external regulator.


Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS)

The European University of Valencia has designed its Internal Quality Assurance System in accordance with the guidelines of the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), as a structural basis for guaranteeing the quality of the new official degrees, in line with the quality guidelines of the new official degrees, in accordance with the quality guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EEES) and the Organic Law 4/2007, of April, which modifies the Organic Law of Universities 6/2001, of 21 December.

The Design of the Internal Quality Assurance System, which applies to all the University's training activities and all the processes that take place in it, was positively certified by ANECA's AUDIT programme in July 2022 (https://www.aneca.es/informes-de-diseno).

The SAIC ensures that all the training activities carried out at the European University of Valencia respond effectively to the interests and needs of the users of each service, as well as the continuous improvement of all the activities that take place in it according to the PDCA continuous improvement cycle (Plan-Do-Check- Act/Adjust).


Monitoring the quality of the degree

Members of the degree quality committee (CCT)

  • Faculty Director
  • Department Director
  • Degree Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Final Project Coordinator
  • Internship Coordinator
  • Academic Director
  • Responsible of Learning Assesment
  • Academic Advisor
  • Students
  • Quality Partner (Quality and Academic Compliance)

Key degree improvements


  • To become a leading university center in the sector and fully connected with the business reality of the city of Valencia and its surroundings.
  • Expand and maintain international agreements to offer more options every year for the employment of our students.
  • Generate specific knowledge in the area of tourism, which has been recognized as a specific area of knowledge in 2021.

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University’s regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

A degree in leisure and tourism management will open doors to a varied career in the tourism sector, leading companies and organistions at a time of change in how consumers travel, and the needs of the industry to adapt to more sustainable models.

Examples of careers that our students go into include:

  • Management of tourism companies.
  • Planning of tourist destinations.
  • Management and tourism products and activities concerning natural resources, sports, and leisure-related developments.
  • Leading and undertaking tourism projects, both nationally and internationally.

As a tourism student at Universidad Europea, you will receive a broad education, allowing you to gain the skills and experience necessary to choose your area of specialism once you graduate.

Our study plan includes subjects such as Legal Management of Touristic Companies, Touristic Business Accounting, Human Resources Management, and Technology and Innovation in the Tourism Business.

You also can choose from a number of elective subjects such as Health and Beauty tourism, active and rural tourism, and intercultural communication.

Leisure and tourism management is a huge and growing sector that comprises different areas and spectrums. People wanting to work in this sector should be aware that it includes areas such as:

  • airlines,
  • hotels,
  • attractions,
  • travel agencies,
  • activity providers,
  • shopping centers,
  • cruises, attractions,
  • destinations,
  • tour operators.

Careers within this industry cover areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, operation management and more!

At Universidad Europea, we will prepare you for an international career within the tourism sector. Our program will allow you to gain the skills and knowledge needed, and you’ll be able to enjoy study abroad options in many countries across the world including in the UK, Canada, USA and France.

You’ll also be able to complete internships and work placements at leading tourism companies and organisations.