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Planning Studies and Tourism, Hospitality and Events PhD

Planning Studies and Tourism, Hospitality and Events PhD

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Full time | Southwark Campus | 3 years | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Events Management Hospitality Management Tourism Planning: General

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

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.

Employability

All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in research methods is available through frequent research seminars.

When necessary the research student can follow, in part, relevant Masters courses available within the School and in particular units on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University or externally aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas.

In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers.

Transferable skills

A research degree will equip you with many transferable skills. The self-discipline, the demand for clear analytical thinking, and the ability to turn criticism of others work into something constructive of your own, all constitute a unique training for almost any kind of career. The excitement and satisfaction of finding new facts, a new idea, or a new way of looking at something can be highly rewarding.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£4,530

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and...more

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