The International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) is the research hub of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management . We encourage critical thinking and a spirit of questioning to address local and global challenges associated with events, tourism and hospitality. We welcome applications to come and study for a research degree in our School.
As a PhD student you will join a team of over forty academics conducting applied and fundamental research, aiming to advance knowledge and influence policy and practice in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors. Our team adopt inter-, cross- and multi-disciplinary approaches to research in relation to a wide variety of topics related to our field. We work with national and international organisations, including: the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Institute for Travel and Tourism (ITT), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), NGOs in various European, African and Asian countries, sports governing bodies, local authorities and private companies. More details about current staff research interests and areas for supervision can be accessed here.
Our PhD students become part of our thriving research community, taking part in regular seminars with visiting scholars , enrolling on our bespoke PhD training programme and participating in School events and workshops designed to support research students in developing the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to become independent researchers.
If you are interested in applying to study for a research degree with us contact the Director of Postgraduate Research Dr Kate Dashper at [email protected] with a brief outline of your research area and a short CV.
Most of 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.
There is currently one PhD bursary available in the School, details of which can be found at