PhD in Tourism

Academic year 2017-18

New student profile and admission criteria

Based on the documents submitted by the applicants, the criteria that the Academic Committee will consider for admission and selection of the candidates are:

  • The previous training in tourism of the applicant and, in particular, its relevance to one of the research lines that make up the program (tourist behaviour and demand analysis, Innovation and management of tourism destinations Territorial Planning, Tourism Cultural Heritage).
  • Among others, also will merit favourable professional experience in the field of tourism, the literature on the subject, participation in national competitions and international research and level of accredited language and ITC (20%).
  • The average rating of academic record (40%).
  • The research interests declared by the applicant in the covering letter submitted and, in particular, its relevance to one of the research lines that make up the program (40%).

Once rated the above criteria, the Doctoral inform candidates the decision on their application for admission to the program.

Tutoring plan

The supervisor is ultimately responsible for the direction of the candidate in research activities leading to the completion of the PhD, consistency and adequacy of the training, the impact and novelty in the subject field of the dissertation and guidance in planning and its relevance, if any, to other projects and activities where the doctoral student enrolls.

The academic committee of the Doctoral Programme will assign a tutor to the applicant (once he or she is admitted). The tutor will be a doctor with accredited research experience and involved in the doctoral programme. Within six months from the first enrolment, the academic committee of the doctorate will assign to every student a thesis supervisor, which may or may not be the same as the tutor.

The direction and supervision of training activities and the doctoral thesis conform the
"Procedures for doctorates of UIB (RD99/2011)"

Composition of the Academic Committee

Miquel Seguí Llinàs
Carlos Mulet Forteza
  • Manuel Antonio Calvo Trias
  • José Angel Torres Lana

General objectives

The interest of this doctoral program is justified by:

  1. Professional interest, since tourism has become an economic activity, social and territorial cohesion of enormous significance. Also because the rapid changes occurring in the international tourism sector must be adapted to new strategies and expectations International tourism is based not only on the strength of the classic destinations, but also in the potential of the new destinations, especially in Southeast Asia and in the Americas. This requires skilled professionals to meet the challenges of tourism in the XXI century.
  2. Fortress tourism research at the UIB and the University of Girona. UIB and the University of Girona, along with the CSIC and ICRA, constitute the Campus Euro-Mediterranean Tourism and Water. These two universities are two of the main Spanish research and training in tourism, and only in 2011, in the specific field of tourism, both universities participated in nine international R + D + i and 50 national projects, and research contracts with companies and institutions worth 700,000 euros
  3. Guarantee program via external references. Large foreign universities, as British (Oxford, Newcastle, Exeter and Surrey) or U.S. (Stanford, Washington, or Calgary) have doctorates in tourism and the existence of 36 journals indexed on topic Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism demonstrate the great interest to universal level research and training in tourism.