PhD study

Waikato's doctoral programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management follows the UK tradition of the award of a doctoral degree by thesis. Students are required to have appropriate entry qualifications and may be required to undertake a course in research methods and epistemologies. Please note that students are also required to defend their thesis in front of a panel for a viva.

Our academic staff and PhD students undertake research for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Sustainable Tourism Programme under the INSTO initiative at Raglan.

We are currently undertaking projects in China with the Terracotta Museum (The Emperor Qin Mausoleum) and the Fuxi (Wusi) Mausoleum - both important cultural and heritage sites in China. From 2018 we hope to offer students an opportunity to study in Xi'an.