IFTM's Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality and Tourism Management programme is purely research-based and designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the academia or a research-related field. Students enrolled in this programme must complete a doctoral dissertation and successfully pass the dissertation examination for graduation. Each student will work closely with a supervisor or a supervisory team, with the support from school-wide research teams and departments. Graduates are expected to make positive contributions to the growth and enhancement of hospitality and tourism research and education.
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.
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≥ 550 for paper-based test; or
≥ 213 for computer-based test; or
≥ 80 for iBT-based test
≥ 8.0 for Essentials
A Band Score ≥ 6.0 with no section score below 5.5
≥ 430 in Level 6
The following documents are needed upon application. Applicants will be invited for an admission interview after document review.
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. Two reference letters (see above for details)
5. Curriculum Vitae
6. Proof of English proficiency (if needed)
7. Personal statement (less than 500 words)
8. Research proposal
All Year Round
2nd semester (February Intake)
Upload required documents
Document review and interview
Release of admission results
01/10/2021 – 31/03/2022
01/10/2021 – 07/04/2022
April to May 2022
01/04/2022 – 31/08/2022
01/04/2022 – 07/09/2022
September to October 2022
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