Doctorate Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 6 PhD Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality

A PhD, or a Doctor of Philosophy, is considered the highest academic degree. This degree program focuses on research and trains you in creating new knowledge in your field. One must have at least a bachelor’s degree to be considered for a doctorate. In some cases, a master’s degree is required.

What is a PhD in Tourism and Hospitality? A PhD in Tourism and Hospitality prepares program participants for careers in research and teaching related to business management of the hospitality and tourism industries. Coursework may include research design, statistics, psychology, sociology, and marketing. Some topics that may be covered include contemporary issues in travel and tourism, financial economics, international business management, organizational theory, database management systems, telecommunication and networking, systems analysis and design, and consumer behavior. Students entering this type of program should already possess excellent communication skills and analytical skills.

Graduates with a PhD in Tourism and Hospitality develop skills in critical thinking, intensive research, data collection, and scholarly writing while pursuing scholarship and pedagogy. They gain a solid business background and study influencing factors in tourism and hospitality.

The cost of the PhD varies, contingent on the educational institution you attend, the length of the academic program, and the country of study. Programs can take three to eight years to complete. Research your program and contact the departments for admissions and fee information.

Career prospects with a PhD are usually geared toward becoming professors involved in teaching and research at an academic institution. Other possibilities include positions as postsecondary education administrators or leaders in the tourism management, hospitality, and hotel and restaurant management fields. Independent research opportunities and management positions, such as chief executive officer for national hospitality corporations are also available.

A PhD program offers the opportunity to focus on knowledge and research in a specialized area. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Management

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Campus Full time 6 years November 2017 Macau

The Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Management program aims to train tourism professionals who will be able to promote the philosophy of tourism with high academic standards. [+]

PhDs in Tourism and Hospitality. The program offers five research areas: Hospitality Management, MICE Management, Gaming Management, Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism Development. Taking advantages of Macau’ strategic position as Asia’s prime tourism, entertainment, gaming & leisure center, the Faculty implements a strict teaching and administration system. It has close liaison with institutions overseas, giving graduates the most updated knowledge and skills in tourism related areas enabling them to be senior managers in the industry. For these reasons and many more, the Faculty of International Tourism was named one of the “Top Ten Tourism and Hospitality Professional Education and Training Bases” by the China Hotel Association. An applicant should have a related Master degree, a deep understanding of tourism related issues and an innovative ability in research methods. During the study period, the student is required to publish papers in academic journals. After taking all required subjects, the student should independently compose a dissertation considered to be of academic value. The candidate has to pass an oral defense in order to obtain the Ph.D in Tourism Management. [-]

Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Campus Full time Part time 2.5 - 5 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The hallmark of a world-leading doctoral programme is not only the research it generates but also the extent to which it provides graduates with outstanding career opportunities [+]

The hallmark of a world-leading doctoral programme is not only the research it generates but also the extent to which it provides graduates with outstanding career opportunities. The SHTM prepares students for leadership positions in their chosen careers by offering the world’s first professional D.HTM degree. The D.HTM programme has been designed for academics, senior industry executives and senior staff in governmental and non-governmental hospitality and tourism organisations. Since its inception in 2007, the programme attracts a range of professionals interested in augmenting their careers, from experienced practitioners and government representatives to academics. Its specific Asian focus, unique combination of subjects and research, and flexible delivery pattern enables industry professionals to develop their skills while remaining in the workforce. Developed to meet the ever more demanding needs of both industry and academia, the D.HTM satisfies the growing demand for a new capstone academic qualifications. This programme prepares graduates to advance their careers by developing innovation, creativity and research skills within an Asian context. Graduates of this ground-breaking programme have taken on both academic and industry roles that reflect their enhanced skillsets and leadership aspirations. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hotel and Tourism Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The success of a research institution is largely due to its provision and training of young scholars. To provide leadership in developing future scholars in hospitality and tourism management [+]

PhDs in Tourism and Hospitality. The success of a research institution is largely due to its provision and training of young scholars. To provide leadership in developing future scholars in hospitality and tourism management, the SHTM offers research programmes leading to the Ph.D. in Hotel and Tourism Management degree. The School’s Ph.D. programme is designed for those who want to base their research on theoretical insights. It offers advanced training based on individual interests and career aspirations, allowing students to develop the ability to complete significant research in specific areas. Research collaboration between academic staff and students are encouraged by the School’s intellectual and support environment, with the results disseminated through scholarly publications and conference presentations. The critical mass of globally recognised researchers, together with the attractive stipend for research students and the unique “East meets West” environment, make our highly competitive research programmes very successful. Many of our Ph.D. graduates are now serving as faculty members in universities worldwide. [-]

PhD (Hospitality and Tourism)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Hospitality and Tourism must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. [+]

PhD (Hospitality and Tourism)

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Hospitality and Tourism must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Taylor's School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts offers a wide range of courses in the field of hospitality management, tourism management, culinary arts and foodservice management. We are the first private institution in Malaysia to offer bachelor's degree and master's degree programmes in hospitality and tourism management in partnership with our renowned French partner, the University of Toulouse, France. Now we also become the first to introduce this PhD programme.... [-]


PhD in Hospitality Business Management

Washington State University Carson College of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The PhD in business administration with an emphasis in hospitality and tourism management is designed to prepare graduates for careers in research and teaching at institutions throughout the [+]

PhD in Hospitality and Tourism

The PhD in business administration with an emphasis in hospitality and tourism management is designed to prepare graduates for careers in research and teaching at institutions throughout the United States and abroad. Applicants with strong hospitality and tourism business background are preferred. Incoming students are expected to have both good written and oral communication skills, as well as good analytical skills to facilitate the mastery of research methods and statistics. The course of study requires a battery of hospitality and tourism business management courses as well as a group of research design and statistics courses. Students are also expected to take courses from supporting fields of inquiry such as psychology, sociology, management, marketing, etc. The degree normally takes four years to complete and involves taking courses, developing an area (2nd-year) paper, passing a comprehensive exam, and the completion of a doctoral dissertation.... [-]


Doctorado en Perspectivas Científicas sobre el Turismo

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Spain Las Palmas

Centro: Facultad de Economia, Empresa y Turismo. Titulación: Doctorado en Perspectivas Científicas sobre el Turismo y la Dirección de Empresas Turísticas. Tipo: Doctorado. Rama: Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas [+]

Doctorado en Perspectivas Científicas sobre el Turismo y la Dirección de Empresas Turísticas

 

Centro: Facultad de Economia, Empresa y Turismo

Titulación: Doctorado en Perspectivas Científicas sobre el Turismo y la Dirección de Empresas Turísticas.

Tipo: Doctorado

Rama: Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas

Horas del crédito ECTS: 25

Grado de presencialidad: 40 %

Créditos totales: 60

 

 

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 LA INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y LA ELABORACIÓN DE UNA TESIS DOCTORAL      Obligatoria  MÉTODOS CUALITATIVOS Y CUANTITATIVOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN      Obligatoria  FUNDAMENTOS TEÓRICOS PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN EN TURISMO      Obligatoria  TRABAJO DE INVESTIGACIÓN I.      Obligatoria  TRABAJO DE INVESTIGACIÓN II.      Obligatoria  TRABAJO DE INVESTIGACIÓN III.      Obligatoria  ACREDITACIÓN DE LA ETAPA DE INVESTIGACIÓN.      Obligatoria ... [-]