Doctor Of Philosophy (Hospitality And Tourism)

Course Duration
Full Time (3 – 5 years) | Part Time (4 years – 8 years)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
N/1015/8/0001; 12/2029
Accreditation Code


The Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality and Tourism programme is a research-based programme which requires students to successfully complete and produce one thesis. This programme develops doctoral level skills of critical enquiry and research in the field of hospitality/tourism and related areas. This programme also provides the opportunity to engage in research activities to further contribute and develop understanding on the unique aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • A master's degree in the field or related fields accepted by the HEP Senate; or Other qualifications equivalent to a master's degree recognised by the Government of Malaysia; or A bachelor's degree with the following conditions:
    1. Bachelor's degree in the field or related fields with first-class (a minimum CGPA of 3.67) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
    2. Undergo internal assessment; and
    3. Any other requirements of the HEP.
  • Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP.

English Language Requirements

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS or Band 4 in MUET or its equivalent.

Courses Offered

  • Thesis 
  • Research Methods (Compulsory Audit) – to be completed in Year 1 

Career Opportunities

  • Educator 
  • Researcher 
  • Analyst 
  • Consultant  
  • Manager 
  • Director 
  • Chief Executive Officer 

Tuition Fees

Kuala Lumpur Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:


International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

(without bridging course)
RM 80,300

(with bridging course)
RM 83,075

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