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

General

Program Description

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  • Provide leadership in developing future scholars in hospitality and tourism management
  • Provide a theoretical and research base that prepares graduates for research and education positions in hospitality and tourism
  • Offer advanced training based on individual interests and career aspirations
  • The intellectual and support environment at the SHTM encourages research collaboration between academic staff and students
  • Prepare graduates for educational, research and industry positions related to hotel and tourism management

Who should enrol?

  • Anyone who wants to pursue applied research in their advanced education
  • Anyone who wants to develop their ability to complete significant research in a specific area of hospitality or tourism
  • Anyone who wants to make positive contributions to the growth and enhancement of hospitality and tourism research and education

Students' reflections

“The professors are not only passionate about the industry and their research, but they are also interested in what the students are working on for their thesis and lend some ideas or questions to improve the work. After I successfully complete the programme I would like to go into academia and continue teaching and educating the future leaders of the industry.” — Mr Guy Llewellyn, Ph.D. student from USA

“It is a unique experience to work and communicate with the peer Ph.D. students from 20 different countries of the world. I, personally, embrace the opportunity to explore 20 different lifestyles, backgrounds, and attitudes. And professionally, I get to know about diversified educational and tourism business systems of the place of origin of the students.”— Ms Hakimeh Nasiri, Ph.D. student from Iran

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Managemen ... Read More

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2019/2020 and ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is uniquely positioned to not only ride the Asian wave, but also to lead it in educational excellence. Read less