The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Hospitality and Tourism at Sunway University is a PhD by research programme. PhD students at the School of Hospitality and Service Management can delve into a research topic which they are passionate about and is relevant to the field. For those pursuing a career in the hospitality field, PhD research can be of significance to the student's current or future employment. It can also contribute to new knowledge in specialized fields related to hospitality, tourism, and the service sector industries.
This PhD programme builds and strengthens research skills through thought-provoking research seminars provided by renowned international scholars, research methods training 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 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest level of academic qualification one can achieve and will set graduates apart and places them at the forefront of their 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 their journey to become part of an international community and a group of respected scholars who actively shape and promote advancements in hospitality and tourism.
- Higher Education
- Research and development
for Malaysian students
for international students
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose medium of instruction for their master’s degree was not English will be required to provide evidence of language ability of:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 or equivalent
- TOEFL 100 (internet-based)
- PTE Academic: 70 overall