Degree Name Bachelor's Degree in Tourism
Number of Newly Admitted Slots 90
Minimum Number of Credits for Enrollment 24 credits
Center and Location of Instruction Faculty of Labor Sciences
Publication in Official State Gazette (BOE) January 29, 2015 / BOE no. 25 / Download
Year of Title Implementation 2010-2011
Number of Courses in Phase of Implementation 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (2013-2014)
Branch of Knowledge ocial and Legal Sciences
Program Duration 240 credits / 4 years.
Type of Instruction Face-to-Face/in-person courses.
Language(s) Used Spanish, Modern Language (English, German/French)


This Degree in Tourism conveys multiple professional, scientific, and formative courses, each of them with their own specific profile and concrete features. Today multidimensionality of tourism shapes the approaches and diverse scientific perspectives here utilized to enrich the student’s academic experience, ranging from territorial planning and economic analysis to business management, service marketing, cultural and psychosocial components of the sector, and its legal norms regulating the activity, among many others.

The globalization of tourism activities is giving birth to new markets and, thus, to an increasing level of competitiveness among destinations, which is unquestionably achieved by offering innovative and enhanced tourist’s experiences filled with novel products and services. This business context demands continuous training, skilled professionals, and highly qualified personnel, both for public and private management. Indeed, the territorial presence of our Degree in Tourism enables the permanent acquisition of cutting-edge knowledge within the following areas:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Restoration
  3. Intermediation
  4. Transportation and logistics
  5. Public planning and management of destinations
  6. Tourist products and activities
  7. Training, research, and consulting


Upon completion of these studies, graduates will have the following academic and professional opportunities:


Together with other degrees that bear related contents, the graduates of the Degree in Tourism have the chance to access many other interconnected studies such as postgraduates and continuous-education courses taught at the Faculty of Labor Sciences, as well as an array of postgraduates, master's degrees, and doctoral programs offered by the University of Cordoba.


In this sense, the Degree in Tourism provides to our graduates a wide range of job opportunities, for instance:

  • Working in the private sector in any of the manifold areas of tourism companies (accommodation, restoration, intermediation, marketing, data analysis, transportation, etc.).
  • Enjoying a position as a civil servant, in a public institution, under the figure of a management/planning technician, a responsible for tourism development programs, or a tourism development agent. You can even exert as a director, or a technician specialized in dynamizing tourism sector for a territory.
  • Making a living in the field of consulting in tourism.
  • Devoting yourself to teaching (both in secondary education and/or university level).
  • Laboring in research and business-case examinations.



  • Analyze and synthesize complex concepts and ideas.
  • Organize and plan tasks and chores.
  • Communicate orally and in writing in English.
  • Work in teams.
  • Foster and manage interpersonal relationships.
  • Further critical reasoning/thinking.
  • Practice autonomous learning.
  • Rehearse ethical commitment in collaborating and achieving fairer and respectful societies based on fundamental rights.
  • Acquire knowledge and competencies that prepare them to success in postgraduate studies.


In this regard, the students will:

  • Certify the use and mastery of foreign languages.
  • Know and improve their own level-of-user profile in the ICT realm.
  • Enhance active-job-search habits and entrepreneurial spirit.


  • Understand the principles and impacts of tourism in society: spatial-territorial, social, cultural, political, labor, and economic dimensions.
  • Comprehend the dynamic and evolving nature of tourism and “leisure society”.
  • Analyze and recognize the economic, social, and environmental impacts generated by tourism.
  • Know the main tourist political-administrative structures and the agents operating in the tourism industry.
  • Fathom the legal frameworks regulating tourism activities.
  • Practice the ability to undertake and follow procedures from public institutions.
  • Select, analyze, manage, interpret, and synthesize information applied to the tourism sector.
  • Distinguish and apply basic concepts of law, business management, statistics, economics, and geography.
  • Identify and manage tourist destinations.
  • Understand the objectives, strategy, and instruments of tourism planning.
  • Know the operation of destinations and tourist structures, as well as business sectors worldwide.
  • Manage different types of tourist organizations.
  • Plan and manage the resources of tourism organizations.
  • Define objectives, strategies, and commercial policies in the field of tourism.
  • Know the operating procedure of the managerial areas of tourism companies (accommodation, restoration, and intermediation).
  • Evaluate the tourism potentials and the prospective analysis of its exploitation to detect needs for technical planning of tourist infrastructures and facilities.
  • Manage territories and tourism resources according to sustainability principles.
  • Know the main initiatives for enhancing cultural heritage.
  • Understand the characteristics of cultural heritage management.
  • Turn an empirical problem into a research object and draw conclusions.
  • Work in English as a foreign language.
  • Communicate orally and in writing in a 2nd foreign language.
  • Work in different cultural environments from a linguistic point of view.


According to the Academic Regulations of Official Degree Studies at the University of Córdoba (approved by the Governing Council on 19/07/2019, modified by the Governing Council on 02/07/2020):

  1. What types of enrollments does the University of Córdoba allow?
    The student can opt for one of the following enrollment modalities:
    • Full-time enrollment: When new students enroll in a minimum of 60 ECTS credits and a maximum of 78 ECTS credits.
      For continuing studies, students enrolling in a minimum of 37 credits and a maximum of 78 credits will be considered full-time. Enrollment in more than 78 credits is allowed in cases of exceptional academic performance.
    • Part-time enrollment: When, for justified reasons (work, family responsibilities, special educational needs, residence, etc.), students are authorized to enroll in between 24 and 36 credits for undergraduate studies, and between 30 and 36 credits for master's studies. Part-time enrollment must be requested at the secretary's office at the time of enrollment.
  2. Is it possible to change the enrollment modality?
    The change can only be requested at the time of formalizing a new enrollment; that is, it is not possible during the academic year. If the requested change is from full-time to part-time enrollment, an initial minimum enrollment of 37 credits must be made, which will then be adjusted to part-time within the period indicated in the resolution of the partial enrollment request. If the adjustment is not made within the indicated period, it is understood that the change of modality is waived. If, on the other hand, there is a change from part-time to full-time enrollment, it will only be necessary to communicate it to the secretary's office of the center and it will have immediate effects.
  3. How many examination opportunities does a student have to pass each subject?
    Each student has six examination opportunities for the final evaluation of each subject.
  4. When is an examination opportunity considered used?
    Only when the student has participated in the evaluation process.
  5. What happens if the 6 examination opportunities are used and the subject has not passed?
    According to the Academic Regulations for first and second cycle studies at the University of Córdoba (article 44), students who utilize the six examination opportunities may request an extraordinary examination opportunity. The request will be addressed to the Dean of the center, who will resolve it according to the rules of the aforementioned regulations. The study and resolution of the request will be carried out by a Commission formed for this purpose, made up of members from the different levels of the University (detailed in article 47 of the Regulations).
  6. How many credits must a student pass to be able to continue their studies?
    The student enrolled for the first time in the first year, both bachelor's and master's, must pass a minimum of six credits to retain the right to continue their studies.
    In the case of not exceeding six credits in the first year, a new enrollment in the new studies may be requested, exceptionally and just once, if the student proves the existence of justified causes.
  7. How many years can an undergraduate student stay studying at a center or faculty?
    The following table distinguishes the maximum number of years of permanence depending on whether it is a full-time student or part-time student:
    DegreeFull time modalityPart time modality
    Tourism 7 years 10 years
    The cases of those students who are in duly accredited exceptional situations will be exempt from compliance with these rules.
  8. Is it possible to advance the call for an exam to finish the degree early?
    The student who has a maximum of 15% of the credits remaining to obtain the degree may advance the call for an exam in accordance with the UCO Academic Regime Regulations.