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Planning Studies and Tourism, Hospitality and Events PhD

London South Bank University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

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

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London South Bank University

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

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