What will I learn?

The PhD (Hospitality and Tourism) is a research-based programme that allows candidates to develop independent thinking and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.


At Taylor’s University, we believe research can help shape the future. Our postgraduate research programmes cover a broad range of topics with the aim to help shape the future in the aspects of society, technology, economy, and environment.

Tourism & Hospitality Business Operation Management

  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Service Marketing

Tourism, Event & Recreational Management

  • Application of Technology in Tourism
  • Economics of Tourism
  • Poverty Alleviation via Tourism
  • Social & Cultural Impacts of Tourism
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Sport & Event Management
  • Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

Tourism & Hospitality Business Development Management

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management
  • Real Estate Development

Food Science

  • Food Safety Management
  • Microbiological Safety of Intermediate Moisture Foods
  • Studies on Spoilage Yeasts in Food Systems

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management

Study options

Full Time (3 - 6 years)

Tuition fees
Approximate Total Fees: USD $16,891
Start date

January 2021


Taylor's University

Lakeside Campus,

No.1 Jalan Taylor's,



47500, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Masters in the related discipline or Passed Bachelor's degree with minimum CGPA of 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment or Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government or accepted by the Taylor’s University Senate and Any of the above condition would require student’s research proposal to be approved. IELTS 6.0 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score).

For international students

Masters in the related discipline

Bachelor’s Degree

Passed Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment

Other equivalent qualification

Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate

IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.