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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

2 years

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Sosnowiec

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Overview of the programme and majors:

 

In the 21st century, tourism is the most rapidly growing sector of the economy. The number of employees is growing and new types of tourism are created, which search for specialists.

The aim of the degree programme of Tourism is to educate experts in tourism services. Therefore, the educational content includes elements of management, marketing, geography, cultural and natural heritage, environmental protection, law, etc. Teaching is interdisciplinary, combining many fields related to tourism activities.

The graduates will have competences and knowledge in the field of tour guiding, working in a travel agency, hotel and gastronomy, organizing large tourism events, as well as working in local government units.

Due to the acquired additional skills in operating ICT programmes and GIS techniques, as well as knowledge of finding oneself on the job market, the students will gain a competitive advantage over graduates of other degree programmes.

Planned field classes and internships will provide an opportunity to acquire professional experience already during the studies.

The major of Tourism Management is to acquaint students with the geography of tourism, the basics of law in tourism, elements of management and marketing, entrepreneurship, the ability to create a tourism strategy, marketing and entrepreneurship in the field of tourism economy. The students learn methods of valorisation of the geographic environment for the purposes of tourism, assessment of the potential of tourism regions and tourism attractions, and typologisation of types and forms of tourism. They also acquire competence in tourism services. They are familiarized with new trends and directions in tourism traffic. They know how to prepare valorisation maps in GIS programmes and are familiar with basic reservation systems. They can prepare customer service strategies, evaluate consumer behaviour and conduct business negotiations. They know and use the potential of cultural heritage and tourism policy to create a comprehensive tourism product. They know the economic basis of tourism and methods for evaluating the impact of tourism on the environment. They can apply the principles of sustainable development in the tourism industry. The students will acquire complete knowledge necessary to manage tourism traffic both in Poland and abroad. They are able to adapt their activities to the highly diversifying and developing tourism industry. Due to the location of the University in a highly industrialised area, special emphasis will be placed on the management of post-industrial resources in tourism. The students will gain knowledge necessary to create tourism economy at the local, regional and national levels, with particular emphasis on sustainable development.

Career prospects

The graduates will be prepared to:

- work as an advisor and manager in tourism offices,

- work in hotels, guesthouses, agritourism farms, and widely understood air traffic services,

- work as a specialist in tourism and hotel establishments, leisure parks, national and regional tourism organizations, departments of culture, sports, tourism and promotion of local government units, and tourism information points,

- work in tourism offices and tourism promotion companies, companies in the organization of business tourism, offices servicing incoming tourism,

- work in local government administration and social organizations,

- work as a tour guide as well as a leisure time animator,

- undertake their own business activity in providing widely understood tourism, agritourism, hotel and gastronomy services.

Other important information for candidates:

The students have the opportunity to obtain the certificate of completing the course of the tour guide

Admissions criteria

The candidates with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Engineer’s degree diploma in the field of tourism or related disciplines may apply for admission.

Admission to studies: based on the submission of required documents submitted by the candidate (upon prior registration in Online Application System).

In the case when the number of candidates exceeds the limit of places, admission is decided by means of the ranking list, created on the basis of the average study grade.

A study candidate is obliged to submit a relevant medical certificate confirming the lack of medical contraindications to take up studies in this degree programme.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Tuition paid in full

PLN3,050.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN1,056.00
  • PLN1,056.00
  • PLN1,088.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Natural Sciences

ul. Będzińska 60
41-200 Sosnowiec
32 368 96 76
32 368 96 78
32 368 96 79
https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wnp

wnoz@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl