This postgraduate courses brings together existing expertise in creating and managing products and ecotourism business / profession nature guide. The program has been designed with the main objective to train professionals who want to create products and / or ecotourism businesses or want to engage in guided nature. The program is also aimed at those already engaged but want to improve their training and ensure better professional projection. These two areas have great potential for growth both in the national and international context.

The program responds to an increasingly evident in the tourism market need. The growing demand for ecotourism products implies, indeed, the need for companies and professionals from both the public sector and the private sufficiently trained to meet the challenge of offering products and services of high quality and with guarantees of success.

In this sense, it aims to fill the gap until such time academic training in this sector with the highest academic rigor guaranteed by the experience of a center with a long background and prestige in tourism training such as the School of Tourism and Hotel Management (EUTDH) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In the field of guided nature and creating ecotourism businesses, this is a pioneer in Spain and in the rest of Europe training.

One of the added values ​​of the graduate is to obtain, by the student, certification European Diploma, HeriQ Certification Course for Interpretive Guides. This diploma is obtained by simply extending (and approve) the interpretation module natural heritage, since this module corresponds in content with the training course HeriQ. Also, the teacher responsible for the module is accredited by the European program HeriQ (Quality in Heritage Interpretation) as the teacher in charge of this course and award a diploma in Spain.

The aim of the training is to equip professionals in the skills sector and competence to act as a guide of nature and the management and direction of ecotourism companies, offering such products and services of high quality and with guarantees of success and economically profitable.

This knowledge will be acquired through the presence of the highest level professionals and experienced to offer students useful and applicable tools for professional practice. As well as the possibility of internships in companies and institutions in the sector, and encouraging interactivity among students and between students and teachers (debate, exchange of experiences, etc.).



Train professionals in the tourism and ecotourism sector with skills and competencies to act as guide nature and capabilities for the management and direction of ecotourism companies, offering such products and services of high quality and with guarantees of success.

Entry Requirements

To access this course, priority is given to technicians and professionals and people with proven experience in the tourism sector and / or the management of natural areas, or that have a university degree.

Registration for the course is done in order of receipt of application. Those who wish to take the course and do not meet the entry requirements may request a personal interview with the course coordinator will assess the proposal from the academic contributions and / or professionals presented.

Career prospects

  • Nature Guide
  • Manager ecotourism businesses
  • Assistant tour groups nature and ecotourism.
  • Designer / a of ecotourism products.
  • Technical / a in heritage interpretation centers, ecomuseums and similar equipment.
  • Informer / a in offices tourism product development.
  • Informer / a in tourist offices.


Program taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Spanish

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