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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

Students must complete 51 credits to earn a Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management. The programme consists of nine subjects (27 credits) and a thesis (24 credits).

Students must complete five compulsory subjects, two subjects from the specialism stream and two electives. The thesis consists of two parts, a proposal (HTM6110) and the formal thesis (HTM6120). The programme also includes two compulsory residential schools. The first one is held at the start of the D.HTM. The second one involves an overseas study tour as part of the Asian Paradigm in Hospitality Management.

Specialism Stream

Students can select one of two specialism streams or can choose an integrated study option by taking a subject from each stream. The 'Education/NTO' stream has a strong research and education focus and includes an education and research seminar subject. The 'Industry' stream includes subjects that are more relevant to senior industry officials, including innovation and management seminars.

Electives

Students can take two elective subjects to broaden their knowledge base. These can be chosen either from subjects offered in a specialism stream, advanced statistics, independent study or subjects from the MSc in Hotel and Tourism Management programme. Students may also be able to take one subject from other doctoral programmes with the approval of the programme leader. Students who have not completed successfully an MSc level research methods subject must take HTM582 – Research Methods as one of their elective options.

Core Subjects

  • Residential Workshop
  • Theories and Concepts in Tourism
  • Environmental Analysis and Strategies in Hotel and Tourism Management
  • The Asian Paradigm in Hospitality Management
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Hotel and Tourism Management

Education/NTO Specialism

  • HTM6003 – Hotel and Tourism Management Education
  • HTM6008 – Hotel and Tourism Management Research Seminar

Industry Stream Specialism

  • HTM6010 – Innovations in Hospitality Management Solutions
  • HTM6011 – Hotel and Tourism Senior Executive Seminars

Electives

Two elective subjects can be taken from the following sets of subjects:

  • HTM6009 – Independent Study in Hotel and Tourism Management
  • HTM6012 – Quantitative Methods II for Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Specialism subjects from the other stream (i.e. students selecting the 'Education/NTO' stream may select HTM 6010 and/or HTM6011; students in the 'Industry' stream may select HTM6003 and/or HTM 6008)
  • Subjects from the MSc in Hotel and Tourism Management
  • A maximum of one doctoral-level subject from outside of SHTM with prior approval of the Programme Leader.
  • Students who have not completed successfully an MSc level research methods subject must take HTM582 – Research Methods as one of their elective option.

D.HTM Thesis

  • HTM Thesis I (proposal) (12 credits)
  • HTM Thesis II (thesis) (12 credits)