Doctorate Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 11 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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PhD in Management - Services management

University of Guelph
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2019 Canada Guelph

With the University of Guelph's Ph.D. in Management program, you'll explore complex challenges in modern business management and scholarship, and develop relevant research within one of three unique academic fields in which the University has a distinct strength - marketing and consumer behavior, services management, and organizational leadership. Throughout your time here, you'll be conducting innovative and relevant research, presenting your ideas at conferences, writing papers for journal publications and networking with peers from other universities. [+]

With the University of Guelph's Ph.D. in Management program, you'll explore complex challenges in modern business management and scholarship, and develop relevant research within one of three unique academic fields in which the University has a distinct strength - marketing and consumer behavior, services management, and organizational leadership. Throughout your time here, you'll be conducting innovative and relevant research, presenting your ideas at conferences, writing papers for journal publications and networking with peers from other universities.

Services management

Investigate management disciplines and challenges within the tourism, hospitality and food services sector.... [-]


Doctorado en Perspectivas Científicas sobre el Turismo

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Spain Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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

Plan de Estudios

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Doctorate in Law, Society and Tourism

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doctorate Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Government Council of the Canary Islands February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles. [+]

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doctorate Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Government Council of the Canary Islands February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles.

The Doctorate Program that is proposed is developed from the Doctorate in Tourism, currently in force at the Universidad de La Laguna since February 2011. This program was organized through five major lines of research, although it is common for jobs to be linked to several of these lines. These lines have an interdisciplinary emphasis. The five main lines of research were the following:... [-]


PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of the postgraduate student on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation, and understanding of Tourism and Hospitality. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of the postgraduate student on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation, and understanding of Tourism and Hospitality.

Through a doctoral dissertation, the student will show evidence of independent research through quantitative or qualitative methods or a combination of both, to solve complex problems in society for the sustainability of the Tourism and Hospitality industries. The programme will assist in the continuing academic and professional development of postgraduate students.

Admission requirements

A minimum of 65% average for MTech / Masters on NQF Level 8/9 in Tourism or Hospitality or any other associated field. A portfolio of evidence needs to be submitted for evaluation and approval by the departmental research and higher degrees committee.... [-]


PhD in Tourism Management

OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland
Online Full time Part time 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zürich + 1 more

PhD. In Tourism Management is a qualification that will prepare students in such a fashion where they can become efficient workers as well as researchers in the field of Tourism. The main focus is upon explaining different techniques that are normally applied for carrying out tourism management. [+]

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state-recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Ph.D. in Tourism Management is a qualification that will prepare students in such a fashion where they can become efficient workers as well as researchers in the field of Tourism. The main focus is upon explaining different techniques that are normally applied for carrying out tourism management. The coursework is going to focus on hospitality as well as tourism business management related courses along with research design groups and courses that deal with statistics. Students will be required to carry out the completion of courses in association with fields that are related and some of them are being mentioned below... [-]


PhD/MRes in Planning Studies and Tourism, Hospitality and Events

London South Bank University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2019 United Kingdom London + 2 more

The Ph.D. programme is closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture in a range of academic interests. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes. Our Ph.D. programme also has recognition from ESRC +3 for PhDs in the areas of Sociology and Social Policy. [+]

The Ph.D. programme is closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture in a range of academic interests. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes. Our Ph.D. programme also has recognition from ESRC +3 for PhDs in the areas of Sociology and Social Policy. The School of Law and Social Sciences Graduate School provides a focal point for the management and support of our Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate programmes. Research students who study at LSBU become a vital part of our dynamic research culture and are one of the essential elements which make LSBU an exciting intellectual environment. A member of staff, an expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student, you'll become part of our thriving academic community. Explore the staff, facilities and more in the division of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies. Possible research areas include: Urban public space Urban regeneration Urban design Comparative urban policy States Territories and urban governance Rural places and governance Mobilities Sustainability in the built environment Housing development Housing quality and standards Urban tourism Ecotourism tourism in less developed countries Dark tourism Second home tourism Impact of tourism Heritage planning and management Island tourism Migration and place Cultural landscapes and planning law A Ph.D., by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning... [-]

PhD in Tourism Management

Universidade Europeia
Campus 3 years October 2019 Portugal Lisbon

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. [+]

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. Goals 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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus June 2019 Malaysia Subang Jaya

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. [+]

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 stand out from other hospitality academies as 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.We are best known for the quality of our teaching faculty comprising 90-plus full-time local and expatriate academics, many of whom are either industry professionals or top academicians. They have a wide range of research interests and are capable of supervising PhD students in a wide array of topics related to hospitality and tourism.... [-]


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 2019 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 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. [+]

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. ... [-]


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 September 2019 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, 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. [+]

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. ... [-]


PhD in Tourism

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time February 2019 Fiji Suva

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a master’s programme to doctoral studies are advised to contact the Faculty Dean. [+]

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a master’s programme to doctoral studies are advised to contact the Faculty Dean.

The Admission and Programme Regulations governing the Doctor of Philosophy appear in USP 2017 Handbook and Calendar.

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