Program Outline

The Tourism Management Ph.D. is a rigorous, comprehensive and flexible program of formal research with endless specialization fields. As a multidisciplinary field of research tourism opens a window of opportunities for you to research and develop your skills. Topics of research interests of this Ph.D. include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitality Management and Operations,
  • Marketing and Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism,
  • Tourism and Urban Worlds,
  • Anthropological Perspectives in Hospitality and Tourism,
  • Economics and Planning Development in Tourism.


  • To develop the ability to pursue rigorous research and makes an original contribution to knowledge and practitioners;
  • To ensure the very best learning experience in a vibrant academic environment where national and international networks support candidates’ growth
  • To nurture a cohort of high-quality students to become world-class business researchers and scholars for academic positions in reputable business schools or for research positions in business or government organizations.

Learning Goals

  • To develop deep and systematic insights on tourism and hospitality topical issues;
  • To ensure the design and implementation of sound research plans according to ethical and methodological norms;
  • To develop abilities to criticize and improve research in Tourism and Hospitality
  • To create an awareness of the best research practices worldwide
  • To develop international and national networks

Why Tourism Management at ISCTE-IUL & Universidade Europeia?

  • Funding for scholarships opportunities inspiring full-time students to be part of our vibrant research community;
  • An academic year with a flexible timetable motivating executives and members of tourism organizations to grow professionally, and to contribute towards this sector’s best practices within an action-based research program;
  • A Ph.D. organized by articles that opens a myriad of opportunities for publications in high ranking journals, for academics willing to progress in their posts.
  • A faculty team with strong academic qualifications, distinguished teaching skills, profound industry experience and of international repute will guide Ph.D. students.
  • A tailored made program and a one-to-one supervision where the empathy and freedom of choosing supervisors are respected.


  • Participation in international seminars and conferences.
  • Classes with teachers from various international schools, from New Zealand to South America.
  • Participation in research projects with researchers from universities in Europe and America.
  • Exchange programs with research centers in Europe.
  • Content from Laureate Schools of Excellence.


  • The possibility of working on 'action research' thesis oriented to people who want to continue their career in business.
  • Agreements with multinational companies to work on Ph.D. theses in a business context in Portugal and abroad.
  • Courses that combine fundamental and applied research - combining teaching career with consulting projects.


6 semesters

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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