Research course

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management

Oxford Brookes University · Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Staff in the Department of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management are actively involved in academic research in a number of focused areas. Their research activity and publications are characterised by their application to specific industry sectors and their integration with the Department's extensive consultancy services.

The key areas of research focus are:

  • strategy, policy and performance of international hotel groups;
  • education, careers and development;
  • consumer satisfaction in tourism and hospitality;
  • financial decision making;
  • environmental studies;
  • food studies.

Department specialisms

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Research Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 485970