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Leeds Met PhD Studentships - Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change

Leeds Metropolitan University is currently recruiting 100 PhD students as part of its centenary celebrations, and the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), which recently moved to Leeds Met's Faculty of Arts and Society, is coordinating applications in tourism and responsible tourism. Each research studentship will have a bursary of £12,300 per annum, together with a payment of fees of £3120 per annum and will be for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The closing date for applications is 27 October 2006.

Leeds Met PhD Studentships - Tourism

Applications are welcome for the following research projects or for proposals from the applicant that address the Centre's research themes set out below, and for projects that cross the boundaries of any of the identified research agendas:

  • Diaspora Communities, Cultural Festivals and Tourism,
  • Tourism and Cultural Policies in European Union Accession States,
  • The Role of the Archaeologist in Tourism Development,
  • Tourism and Changing Ideas of Englishness,
  • Music in the Tourist Experience,
  • The Politics of Festival and Event Tourism, and
  • SMEs and Tourist Destination Development.

Applications are also welcomed based on proposals to study in any of the following areas relating to the broad and exciting research programme of the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change. These areas include heritage tourism - tangible and intangible heritage; tourism and cultural landscapes; symbolic cultural economies and tourism; tourism aesthetics; mobilisation of material cultures in tourism; cultural tourism development; tourist behaviours, encounters, exchanges and contact zones; tourist/tourism narratives; tourism and performance - ritual, festivals/festivity, liminality and play; tourism, the media and popular culture; tourism and visual culture - photography, film etc.; ethics of tourism - global mobilities, exclusion, development politics etc.

Leeds Met PhD Studentships - Responsible Tourism

Applications are welcomed for the following specific research projects or for proposals from the applicant that address the research agendas set out for the research active staff listed below or for projects that cross the boundaries of any of the identified research agendas :

  • Online Market Led Responsible Tourism Development,
  • Pro-poor Tourism Policy and Micro-enterprise Development,
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Travel and Tourism, and
  • Fair Trade Tourism Certification.

If you are an enthusiastic high achieving individual who would welcome the opportunity to complete a full time funded PhD in a vibrant and supportive research environment, please visit www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/100_phd_students.htm for more information.

Contact: Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Faculty of Arts and Society, Leeds Metropolitan University, The Old School Board, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3ED, UK; tel.: +44 (0)113- 283 8540; fax +44 (0)113- 283 8544; www.tourism-culture.com.