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Tourism MPhil/PhD

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Attendance
Full-time
Part-time
Fees
£4,076 (UK/EU)
£10,500 (INT)

With a research degree from Middlesex University, you'll get an unprecedented opportunity to explore the field of tourism and hospitality management – and making a lasting contribution to existing knowledge and research.

Why study MPhil/PhD Tourism at Middlesex University?

In essence, the difference between an MPhil and a PhD relates to the contribution you make to existing knowledge on the research topic that you've selected:

  • A PhD contributes new knowledge beyond what's currently available
  • An MPhil contributes new understanding of existing knowledge, by way of a critical review or evaluation

A Director of Studies and at least one (second) supervisor from the University will conduct your research supervision. Often, an external supervisor is also involved.

Your supervisors will act as personal tutors, helping you to clarify your initial objectives, structure your research and develop supplementary skills. They also advise on subject reading, relevant taught courses, research seminars and workshops.

Academic support and guidance is constantly available, whether you work individually or as part of a team. There are regular research tutorials, plus seminars and meetings with research students, staff and guest speakers.

Collaborations with external partners

If you're working in partnership with an external organisation, you may be jointly supervised by academics from Middlesex University and the collaborating partner.

Where collaboration is involved, you should ensure that from the outset the responsibilities for provision of fees, equipment and any other resources are fully understood and accepted by the partners.

What will you study on MPhil/PhD Tourism?

You may undertake a programme of research in which your own work – such as a report – forms, as a point of origin or reference, a significant part of the intellectual enquiry and is presented for examination.

The length of the thesis is reduced accordingly:

  • For the mixed mode version, you'll need an appropriate presentation of visual research and a text of up to 20,000 words (MPhil) or 40,000 (PhD).
  • For text only, the figures are 40,000 and 80,000 maximum.

The work is always undertaken as part of the registered research programme – and the standards are the same as those applied where the work is totally by thesis.

Please note that all of our PhD students initially enrol on an MPhil and then transfer to a PhD degree.

There are taught elements to this programme which are integral to the degree. Your progression will be dependent on satisfactory progress.

How is the MPhil/PhD Tourism taught?

A Director of Studies and at least one (second) supervisor from the University will conduct your research supervision. Often, an external supervisor is also involved.

Your supervisors will act as personal tutors, helping you to clarify your initial objectives, structure your research and develop supplementary skills. They also advise on subject reading, relevant taught courses, research seminars and workshops.

Academic support and guidance is constantly available, whether you work individually or as part of a team. There are regular research tutorials, plus seminars and meetings with research students, staff and guest speakers.

Collaborations with external partners

If you're working in partnership with an external organisation, you may be jointly supervised by academics from Middlesex University and the collaborating partner.

Where collaboration is involved, you should ensure that from the outset the responsibilities for provision of fees, equipment and any other resources are fully understood and accepted by the partners.

  1. UK & EU
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  1. UK & EU
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