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PhD Programme

PHD programme at the the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality


We welcome proposals from home, EU and International applicants to come and study for a PhD in the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH), the research hub of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University.

You will join a team of over forty academics conducting applied and fundamental research, aiming to advance knowledge and influence policy and practice in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors.

As a PhD student you will join our vibrant and supportive research environment, taking part in regular seminars with visiting scholars, enrolling on our PhD training programme and participating in School events and workshops designed to support research students in developing the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to become independent researchers.

Our team adopt inter-, cross- and multi-disciplinary approaches to research in relation to a wide variety of topics related to events, tourism and hospitality. More details about current staff research interests and areas for supervision can be accessed here.

If you are interested in applying to study for a research degree with us contact the Director of Research Degrees Dr Kate Dashper at PhDprogrammeETHM@leedsbeckett.ac.uk  with a brief outline of your research area and a short CV.

Application Process


We accept new PhD students at two points in the year. For October start, the deadline for application is 31 May, for February start, it is 30 September.

We adopt a two-step application process; full details can be found here.

Step one: send a 500 word outline of your proposed research project, along with a two-page CV, to PhDprogrammeETHM@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Step two: after receiving feedback, you will work with an identified member of staff to develop a 2,500 word proposal to be submitted to the Graduate School, along with an application form which can be accessed here.

Entry Requirements and Fees


Details about the entry requirements, including English language requirements, can be found here.

Fees for postgraduate study at Leeds Beckett University can be found here.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to help with course fees and living costs while you study for a PhD.

We regularly advertise for Graduate Teaching Assistant positions and PhD bursaries – information is available here and communicated via our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.