Hospitality and Tourism, Ph.D. | Sunway University | Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Ph.D. On Campus

Hospitality and Tourism

36 months
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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Hospitality and Tourism at Sunway University is a PhD by research. As a PhD student at the School of Hospitality and Service Management, you can delve into a research topic you are passionate about and pursue an issue which is relevant within your work environment. 


A PhD research can thus be of high relevance to your current employment and contribute to new knowledge in specialised fields related to hospitality, tourism, and the service sector industries.

This PhD programme strengthens your research skills through thought-provoking research seminars provided by renowned international scholars, research methods trainings and independent research under supervision. The features of the programme create research opportunities for students through our unique offering, and collaboration with our national and international partners and networks within ASEAN and beyond.

A Hospitality and Tourism programme at Sunway University is the highest level of academic qualification one can achieve and sets you apart and places you at the forefront of your chosen field of research. PhD students at the School of Hospitality and Service Management are also invited to join the Asia Pacific Centre for Hospitality Research (APCHR), supporting your journey to become part of an international community and a group of respected scholars who actively shape and promote the advancements in hospitality and tourism.

Career Prospects

  • Higher Education
  • Academia - the academic or administrative stream
  • Research and Development 
  • Consultancy

Programme Structure

Areas of Research
  • Hospitality and service management
  • Food, health, and well-being
  • Sustainability in tourism and the service industries
  • Events and destination management
  • Mobilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
    • Rolling Intake




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Master’s Degree (Level 7, MQF) or its equivalent in hospitality, tourism, or related fields as accepted by the University’s Senate.
Candidates who have a master’s in a field that is not related to hospitality and tourism may be accepted if:
  • the first Degree is in hospitality, tourism or related field; or
  • have three (3) years of working experiences in hospitality and tourism related industry.
Candidates whose master’s or first degree is not related to the fields of hospitality/tourism and without working experiences in the relevant fields, must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses prior to registering the programme.

Tuition Fee


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Scholarships Information

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