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Hospitality PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 10 Hospitality PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Hospitality allows doctoral students to explore topics relating to tourism, travel, accommodation and events. A research project in this field has the potential to influence policymakers and leaders around the world, as well as having an effect on best business practices.

What’s it like to do a PhD in Hospitality?

As a research area, Hospitality is closely related to subjects such as Tourism and Event Management. Doing a PhD in Hospitality means that you can focus more closely on particular aspects of the visitor economy, including:

  • Catering
  • Cruise ships
  • Ecology
  • Hotel industry
  • International tourism
  • Public relations
  • Sharing economy
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability

You’ll be given the opportunity to make use of a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies during your PhD, which will culminate in a lengthy dissertation that discusses and analyses your findings.

The nature of Hospitality as a subject means that there will be plenty of chances to apply your research in an interdisciplinary manner, with ample crossover between Business, Management, Heritage Studies and Tourism.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Hospitality usually involve a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You’ll also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience, depending on the programme.

PhD in Hospitality funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Hospitality are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding, or apply for a project that already has funding attached.

It’s also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Hospitality (although this can’t be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you’re considering a part-time PhD in Hospitality, it may also be worth asking your employer if they’re happy to sponsor you.

PhD in Hospitality careers

A PhD in Hospitality equips you with rigorous research skills and the potential to apply your work in a range of settings, such as hotels, stadia, conference and exhibition halls. You could also seek to influence policymakers and political leaders through the dissemination of your research. Alternatively, a PhD in Hospitality also prepares you for a career in academia or teaching.

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Tourism and Leisure PhD Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria. Applications will be considered based on the quality of the research proposal and its alignment with the research project below. Read more

Coopetition in the Travel and Tourism Industry: Examining Firm Performance Outcomes

The travel and hospitality industry has experienced growth post Covid19, fostering collaboration among platforms and other industry players (Bahar, Nenonen, & Starr Jr, 2022; Vinogradov, Leick, & Kivedal, 2020). Read more

MRes: Evaluating business reaction to robotic applications in Scottish tourism and hospitality organisations

The Tourism Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School invites applications for the following 1 year Masters by Research (MRes) project in the field of tourism and hospitality robotics. Read more

PhD in Business and Law at the University of Brighton

For some time now, the university’s School of Business and Law’s mission and vision has been to advance, support and shape responsible enterprise for a fairer society through education, research, collaboration and thought leadership, to prepare learners for practice and to promote inclusive practices that respect diversity. Read more

PhDs at Henley Business School

Join high calibre doctoral candidates from around the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school. Henley Business School is ideally located, set on a beautiful campus, just 25 minutes by train from London. Read more

PhD Scholarships at the Management School

A stimulating and dynamic research environment. As part of the Russell Group of research intensive universities, we are dedicated to conducting socially responsible and impactful research. Read more

PhDs in Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition

PhDs in Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition. The subject groups of Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition are in the Department of Service Sector Management in the Sheffield Business School (SBS). Read more

PhDs in Business and Management

The Department of Management in the Sheffield Business School (SBS) translates research activity into high quality and accessible outputs that inform policy and practice and which enrich our education programmes. Read more
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