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Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) in Tourism and Hospitality Management KPT/JPS (PA 11244) 08/26

The Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) in Tourism and Hospitality Management program of Lincoln University College, Malaysia (LUC) is designed to be one of the strongest research-based programs in the world. The program, which includes a strong element of statistics and research design, prepares students for careers in major research universities or research-based agencies. Upon graduation, students are expected to have a curriculum vitae which includes teaching experience, publishing experience in research journals, and a record of presentations to industry and research societies. From uncovering the environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism to investigating theories and models of services marketing and management, students use their time to make powerful connections between ideas and contribute scholarly research.

The program gives students the time and resources to delve into the Tourism and Hospitality industry, to engage in rigorous research, and to publish their findings. The program also lends itself to fascinating and revealing research about society, the economy and the marketplace. The students can study any area of interest that applies to hospitality and tourism and gain real-world teaching experience that allows them to excel in university teaching in their areas of interest. The program also develops strong research skills that enable graduates to conduct and publish scholarly research with competence and confidence.

Students desirous of making a career in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management and want to do some form of research in this field are well suited to this course.
After completion of this course the students are expected to find jobs and work as:
1. Manager
2. Research Analyst
3. Research Consultant

Full Time : 36 - 60 Months
Part Time : 48 - 120 Months

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 PHDTHM 101 Research Methodology 3
2 PHDTHM 102 Computer Applications 3
3 PHDTHM 103 Research Work on any one of the following specialties -
1. Travel, Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality Business Operation Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Customer Behaviour
  • Service Marketing
  • Tour Operation Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Laws and Legislations
  • Culinary Arts
2. Travel, Tourism & Leisure Management
  • Application of Technology in Tourism
  • Economics of Tourism
  • Poverty Alleviation via Tourism
  • Social & Cultural Impacts of Tourism
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Sport, Leisure & Event Management
  • Sustainable and Responsible Tourism
  • Tourism Heritage Management
  • Parks and Recreational Managements
  • Tour Guidance Behavior Management
  • Hotel and Restaurant Programmes
3. Tourism & Hospitality Business Development Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Environmental Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Tourism e-Business Management
  • Bar Service
  • Bartending/Mixology
  • Hotel/ Motel and Restaurant Services
  • Walting and Bar Service
4. Food and Beverage Management
  • Restaurant Management and Marketing
  • Gastronomy and Food Studies
  • Food safety and Hygiene
  • Institutional Food Service Operation and Management
  • Food Service Innovation and Technology
  • Food and Hospitality Services
  • Food Serving
5. Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training

Intake :

Ongoing Limited Seats Available

Entry Requirements :

  1. A Recognized Master’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism or related (Level 7, MQF) disciplines accepted by the Lincoln University College Senate; or
  2. Other qualification equivalent to a Master’s Degree (Level 7, MQF) that are accepted by the Lincoln University College Senate.

For International students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 & above or its equivalent if a student does not meet this requirement, HEPs must offer English proficiency courses to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the program. This is normally conducted through an assessment process

Duration : 36 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Ph.D.