Research course

Planning Studies and Tourism, Hospitality and Events

London South Bank University · Social and Policy Studies

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Entry requirements

When applying for a Research Degree Programme at LSBU you are expected to have a 2.1 honours degree, and a relevant Postgraduate qualification at Masters level would be beneficial.

If you have the equivalent of lower second class honours you would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Masters level.

You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications. If English is not your first language you will be expected to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

PhDs based in this division can include research in Town Planning; Human Geography; Tourism and Hospitality; Events and Entertainment.

The PhD programme is closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture in a range of academic interests. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes.

The School of Law and Social Sciences Graduate School provides a focal point for the management and support of our PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes. Research students who study at LSBU become a vital part of our dynamic research culture and are one of the essential elements which make LSBU an exciting intellectual environment.

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community. Explore the staff, facilities and more in the division of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies.

Possible research areas include:

  • Urban public space
  • Urban regeneration
  • Urban design
  • Comparative urban policy
  • States
  • Territories and urban governance
  • Rural places and governance
  • Mobilities
  • Sustainability in the built environment
  • Housing development
  • Housing quality and standards
  • Urban tourism
  • Ecotourism tourism in less developed countries
  • Dark tourism
  • Second home tourism
  • Impact of tourism
  • Heritage planning and management
  • Island tourism
  • Migration and place
  • Cultural landscapes and planning law

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

To find out more about what to include in your proposal download ourLaw and Social Sciences PhD Proposal Guidelines (PDF File 97 KB) presentation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    you can also study this course by distance learning over 6 years.

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