Doctorate Degrees in Tourism

Compare 8 PhD Programs in Tourism

Tourism

There are many options for a PhD in Tourism, which is a continually growing industry all over the world. Candidates pursuing a PhD in Tourism will learn as well as contribute research to the field of tourism studies.

There are several areas of specialization within a PhD in Tourism. Some examples of these include tourism marketing, culture and heritage tourism, tourist socialization and behavior, sustainable tourism, and hospitality services, to name a few. Candidates earning a PhD in Tourism will usually combine their coursework with research toward a dissertation or thesis, which is to be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field. Those pursuing a PhD in Tourism may also be required to teach as part of the degree program.

If you are passionate about travel and tourism and want to further your education and career, then a PhD in Tourism may be the degree you are looking for. Scroll through the options below and find the perfect program for you!

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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 2018 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. [+]

PhDs in Tourism. 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 September 2018 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 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 in Tourism

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time February 2018 Fiji Suva

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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. [+]

PhDs in Tourism. Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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. [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

Doctorate In Law, Society And Tourism

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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

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

The Doctoral Program that is proposed is developed from the Doctorate in Tourism, currently in force at the University of La Laguna since February 2011. This program was organized through five main lines of research, although the work is often linked to several of these lines. These lines have an interdisciplinary emphasis. The five main lines of research were as follows:... [-]


PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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 / Master’s 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. Contact details Name: Ms J Naiker Tel: +27 (0)11559 1595 / Email: jeneshrin@uj.ac.za [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism) (Research)

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.... [-]


Doctorado en Perspectivas Científicas sobre el Turismo

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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 ... [-]