Hospitality and Tourism Management
This research-based PhD programme is designed for candidates who wish to pursue a career in the academia or a research-related field. Applicants must possess a master’s degree or above and are required to submit a dossier comprised of a research proposal (around 3,000 to 5,000 words) and other necessary documents to demonstrate proven ability in embarking on independent research with an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a relevant area.
The master’s degree possessed must have a dissertation component as a graduation requirement and preferably focused within the hospitality or tourism domain, though this is not mandatory. Equivalent qualification may be considered on a case-by-case basis (e.g. a research-related qualification in lieu of the dissertation component at the master’s level). All applications will be evaluated by the Admission Panel which make decisions accordingly.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of English proficiency unless they have obtained a degree for which English is the medium of instruction.
≥ 600 for paper-based test;
≥ 250 for computer-based test; or
≥ 100 for iBT-based test (Writing ≥ 25)
A Band Score ≥ 7.0 overall (Writing ≥ 6.5)
The following documents are needed upon application. Evaluation is by document review. An interview may be arranged if necessary.
1. Online application form
2. Proof of academic qualifications (Master's degree or above with dissertation component)
3. Academic transcripts (Master’s degree or above)
4. Reference letters from two academic referees
5. Curriculum Vitae
6. Proof of English proficiency (if needed)
7. Personal statement (less than 500 words)
8. Research proposal*
* Candidates may find the information about our faculty members here. If you have an ideal supervisor(s), you can contact and check with our faculty member(s) directly. Finally please state your supervisor(s) in the proposal. If not, we will assign faculty member(s) as your supervisor(s).
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