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  PhDs in Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition


  Sheffield Business School

 Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Programme

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). Our knowledge creation and exchange relate to two interdisciplinary themes:

Food, Consumers and Society

Within this theme, research is broadly concerned with consumer perceptions, decision-making and behaviour relating to a wide range of product markets and services, together with product innovation and development, packaging design, product marketing and branding, and well-being in society.

The Experience Economy

Our research here is focused on the design, delivery and development of consumer experiences in a range of leisure, recreation, events, hospitality and tourism contexts. Research within this theme spans the breadth of the consumer experience process in various product markets, including a variety of service management issues, the employee workplace experience and associated functional management issues.

We welcome applications for research study in any of our research strengths:

 Hospitality:

 • Food, culture, experience and identity

 • Hospitality design, space and facilities

 • Wine and culinary innovation

 • Revenue, sales and performance management

 • Human resources and employability

 • Pedagogy/education

 • Service innovation

 • Service experience

 • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility

 • Entrepreneurship

 • Hotel management

 • Technology and hospitality

 Tourism:

 • Tourism policy, governance and sustainable development

 • Destination marketing and branding

 • Consumer behaviour and experience

 • Adventure tourism

 • Visitor attractions design and management

 • Cultural heritage management

 Events:

 • Events and strategy

 • Events volunteering

 • Leadership in events

 • Experiential event design

 • Agricultural events

 • Pedagogy/education

 • Attendee experience

 Food and Nutrition:

 • Consumer food choice, attitudes and behaviour

 • Impact of diet on health and sports performance

 • Sports nutrition

 • Food, nutrition and health

 • Food structure

 • Chemistry

 • Sensory science

 • Consumer behaviour

 • Food marketing

A PhD with us offers you a brilliant opportunity to develop your research skills and knowledge to create a real impact either in academia, public sector, private sector or as an entrepreneur. We have a vibrant international community of research students, academics and support staff, and a 30-year history of delivering high-quality postgraduate research that places a strong emphasis on close supervision and support.

Join us in your search for new thinking because:

 • We have extensive expertise in creating new knowledge and applying business research to solve real world problems

 • You will be supervised by vibrant community of academics who are driven by the discovery of new knowledge

 • Your research will be conducted alongside a diverse community of doctoral researchers from the globe who bring a wealth of international experience

 • Our reputation for excellence is recognised through our high-quality research training and the support we offer our doctoral students.

How to apply

Information on entry requirements, tuition fees and other costs can be found here https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management/phd-sheffield-business-school-management-finance-service-sector/full-time

For general and application enquiries about our PhDs in Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition, please contact .



Funding Notes

The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities or trusts.

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