Study Plan

I. Study Duration 

The normal study period of Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Management program is 3 years, with the maximum study period of 6 years.

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese and English

IV. Majors

1) Hospitality Management
2) MICE Management
3) Gaming Management
4) Cultural Heritage Tourism
5) Sustainable Tourism Development

V. Course Structure

Table 1: Core Courses (8 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DPTZ01

Advanced Research Methodology

2

DPTZ02

Macro Tourism Economics Analysis

2

DPTZ03

Strategic Tourism Management

2

DPTZ04

Literature Review

2

Table 2: Specialization Elective Courses (2 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DPTH01

Theories of Hotel Management and Comparative Case Studies

2

DPTM01

Comparative Studies of MICE Development in the world

2

DPTG01

Theories and Methodologies of Gaming Sociology 

2

DPTC01

Case Analysis of Cultural Heritage Tourism 

2

DPTS01

Sustainable Tourism Development Studies

2

Table 3: Dissertation (30 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DPTZ00

Dissertation

30

VI. Study Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete four core courses from Table 1 during the first two semesters, a total of 8 credits. 
  2. Students are required to complete one elective course from Table 2 based on their supervisors’ advices, a total of 2 credits.
  3. Read at least 60 journal articles (a minimum of 30 articles in English or translated from English) and write literature review.
  4. Interim check needs to be conducted during dissertation composition. Every two months, students are required to submit dissertation progress report to their supervisors and the faculty. 
  5. The doctoral students should publish a conference paper and a level 2 journal paper during their study period (high IF publication is encouraged). The students are required to be the first author, if they are the second author, their supervisor should be the first author. In addition, the topic should be related to their dissertation. 
  6. Investigation research should be conducted on the practical issues related to dissertation topic selection.
  7. At least 80,000 words is required for Chinese dissertation. If the dissertation is written in English, at least 130 pages is required. (Font: Times New Roman, space: double space, font size: No. 12, format: APA format, company background introductions, interviews, questionnaires, and a large number of summaries should be included in the appendix, but will not be counted toward required pages).
  8. Pass the assessment and proceed with defense.
  9. Upon completion of all required credits as prescribe in the study plan and successfully passing the dissertation oral defense, student will be awarded the Ph.D. degree in Tourism Management.

VII. Study Period

  1. The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration for dissertation composition is 24 months.
  2. In general, classes will be arranged Monday to Friday, day and night time.

VIII. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Doctoral Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

Completed and met the requirements as prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 *or above (excluding dissertation)

Abided by the regulations of the University

Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

* Students admitted before Academic Year 2018/2019,please refer to the rules and regulations as stipulated in the intake academic year study plan.

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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