Research course

Hospitality and Tourism Management

University of Surrey · School of Management

Entry requirements

Our normal expectation is that you hold a Masters degree at a minimum of a distinction level in a relevant discipline from an approved university. If you do not hold such a degree, you may be admitted, providing you hold a first class (1st) Bachelors degree from an approved university or a professional or other qualification deemed by the University to be appropriate.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has an outstanding reputation in the sector. 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.

As part of your studies, you will undertake a tailored programme of formal research training in methods and methodology. Alongside this, we provide specific structured training for our PhD students. PhD researchers also organise and run their own annual research conference and attend research group seminars.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is also part of the prestigious ESRC-funded South East Doctoral Training Centre (SEDTC).

Department specialisms

Consumer Services; Enterprise & Marketing, Information, Operation & Performance Management; Organisation Behaviour & HRM; Tourism.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English will normally require IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

You may be considered for a Faculty postgraduate research studentship to cover fees and an annual stipend. Funding is also available through the prestigious ESRC-funded South East Doctoral Training Centre (SEDTC), which currently funds five students across the Faculty.

Qualification and course duration


full time
33-48 months
part time
45-96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 300