The research areas are agreed between the research students, the Director of Studies and the second supervisor. Student research and study is supported by the supervisory team and Research Graduate School. Students are encouraged to undertake research philosophies and methods units from the taught postgraduate courses, as well as specialist units relevant to their specific research area.
-Independent but academically supported tourism research degrees -Students are encouraged to present their research at external conferences and internal seminars -International atmosphere
Past tourism research degree students have gained employment in the public, private and third (NGO) sectors. Positions include government tourism and planning ministries, universities, consultancies, conservation and sustainability, and academia.
The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:
-Climate change and tourism -Poverty reduction and tourism -Sustainable tourism development -Ecotourism -Protected area management and tourism -Environment ethics -Cultural tourism, citizenship and identity -Diaspora and tourism
You will have the minimum of a first or upper second class Honours degree awarded in the UK, or equivalent in tourism, a related discipline with a significant tourism application, or a discipline based degree such as anthropology, sociology and psychology. You will need to demonstrate significant potential and motivation for research. International applications will need to meet the requirements of the UKVI and University of Bedfordshire policy.
Recipient: University of Bedfordshire
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