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Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality and Tourism)

Offered by: Taylor's University
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 - 6 Yrs (Full Time) / 4 - 8 Yrs (Part Time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
Fees51,300 / course
Fees (International Student)USD 19, 386 / course
CampusTaylor's University, Malaysia
FacultyFaculty of Hospitality, Food & Leisure Management: School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyHospitality & Tourism
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

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.

The key areas of research offered in the PhD programme are:

Tourism & Hospitality Business Operation Management

  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Service Marketing

Tourism, Event & Recreational Management

  • Application of Technology in Tourism
  • Economics of Tourism
  • Poverty Alleviation via Tourism
  • Social & Cultural Impacts of Tourism
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Sport & Event Management
  • Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

Tourism & Hospitality Business Development Management

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management
  • Real Estate Development

Food Science

  • Food Safety Management
  • Microbiological Safety of Intermediate Moisture Foods
  • Studies on Spoilage Yeasts in Food Systems
Entry RequirementsMaster's Degree/Equivalent

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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