The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is recognised as a world-leading centre of excellence. Our PhD graduates work in hospitality and tourism academia around the world and make an enormous contribution to the development of their subjects.

Our academics have an international reputation for research that shapes the agendas of scholarship and practice. We see doctoral students as important collaborators in this work, challenging you with new ideas that develop you as a critical researcher, as well as helping you build a solid grounding in research methods and methodology.

You will be part of an internationally diverse community of over 120 doctoral researchers, with the chance to participate in seminars, conferences, subject/research groups, the School’s PhD researcher seminar series and an annual four-day intensive research retreat. We also provide you with office space, PCs, access to major business databases and a wide range of online research tools and resources.

Tourism and Events

We have an outstanding reputation for innovative tourism research based on the theoretical depth, empirical rigour and originality of our work. In addressing key tourism challenges in the modern world, we take pride in shaping academic debates, international policy and tourism practices.

Hospitality and Food

Our hospitality and food research focuses on understanding consumer behaviour and investigating alternative approaches that can improve the performance of businesses in the sector. The School conducts research into management policies, procedures and processes that lead to enhanced performance – both for large firms and SMEs – across all sectors of the hospitality and food industry.

Visiting Scholars

We welcome queries from world-class academics who are interested in conducting a meaningful programme of collaborative work, with the potential to result in high-quality outputs or funding applications, with one or more of our academic staff. This extends to supporting high quality applications to international visiting scholar and post-doctoral funding schemes. Visiting scholars are usually charged a small annual bench fee to cover desk space and library access. Please see our academic staff interests on this site and contact potential collaborators directly.

Applying for a PhD

If you’re interested in study hospitality and tourism at a doctoral level, you can discuss the suitability of your research proposal with one of our people, then find out how to apply.

Key journal engagement

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