Museum Studies and Heritage

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Museum Studies and Heritage

  • Host University

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Area of Study

    Arts Management, Communication Studies, Tourism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course objectives:

    Understand the problematic relationship between museum studies and heritage with the dynamics of tourism and to develop skills and competences in the fields of tourism heritage activation and museum studies.

    Learning outcomes and competences:

    • Knowing how to recognize good patrimonial and museological practices that promote tourism activation;
    • Mastering the concepts of museum studies and heritage in its relationship with sustainable tourism development;
    • To identify instruments for mediation of heritage as a tourist asset;
    • To be able to identify and promote the potential of cultural and museological heritage as a tourist attraction, namely to propose strategies for the communication of museums and heritage;
    • To develop research skills and critical ability to update knowledge.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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