Erasmus Mundus Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR)
The Erasmus Mundus Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR) offers a truly integrated study programme which combines the expertise in Tourism and Oenology of three universities and regions: Rovira i Virgili University (URV, Spain), University of Bordeaux (UB, France), and University of Porto (UP, Portugal). These universities are located in highly attractive touristic areas, recognised with the label of human heritage by UNESCO, and with a long tradition on wine, producing speciality wines, such as sparkling, fortified, aged red and sweet wines. The training programme is clearly multi-disciplinary and also multisectorial.
The WINTOUR programme is structured in 120 ECTS divided in two years and 4 semesters. The first 3 semesters are taught each in one University (URV, UB and finally UP), and the last semester is devoted to the final internship which is developed in one of the associated partners' facilities, mostly from the non-academic sector. Thus, students have a common track of 90 ECTS, and a final professional Internship for the development of the Master Thesis of 30 ECTS, where students have to develop a project related to the skills acquired.
The teaching programme includes modules on Wine Tourism and Marketing, Wine Making (mostly focused on sparkling, aged, sweet and fortified wines), Wine heritage, and three different types of internships (on winemaking, marketing, and oenotourism), with the active participation of the non-academic partners in the student training.
|European Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR)|
|Duration||120 ECTS - 2 courses|
As an Erasmus Mundus programme, one of the central elements of the WINTOUR master is precisely its international mobility.
The training programme requires students to study a semester at each of the three universities: the first at Rovira i Virgili University -Tarragona, the second at University of Bordeaux, and the third at University of Porto. During these three semesters, it is expected that students also participate in fieldtrips which may involve a short-term mobility to other regions or neighbouring countries.Furthermore, during the last semester of the master students undertake an internship in one of the private or public organisations associated to the Consortium, being them located in European countries (e.g. Italy, Greece, France, Portugal or Spain) or even outside the European Union.
The programme includes three different compulsory internships:
|Language of instruction||English|
|Master's degree website|
1st period (for students applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship): from 16th of November 2017 to 20th of February 2018.
2nd period (for self‐funded applicants): from 1st of April 2017 to 31st of May 2018
|Course start date||1st September 2018|
|Academic coordinator||Dr Gemma Beltran|
|Administrative manager||Ms Cinta Sanz Ibáñez|
|Specific grants for this master's degree||Erasmus Mundus scholarships for European and non-European students.|