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An Evaluation of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Social commentators repeatedly remind us that the world is becoming increasingly secularised, however data (which are scarce and fragmented) suggest that pilgrimage and religious tourism are increasing significantly. The focus of this project is intentionally broad to allow prospective students the opportunity to develop a focus which deals with a theme of relevance to them and is linked to their research strengths. Suggested themes include (but are not limited to): motivation / behaviour / experience at sacred sites; management of religious tourism and pilgrimage; pilgrimage as a tool for intercultural dialogue etc. Research approaches can range from qualitative to quantitative, and focus can be local, national or international.

This project would be suitable for a graduate of Tourism, but also related disciplines such as geography, religious studies, sociology etc. A Degree at the level of 2:1 is essential.

Scholarship not available. Fees & Materials to be paid by the student. Materials
costs not significant.

If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest.

Applications submitted without an EOI form will not be considered.

Register your interest

Dr Kevin Griffin

Award Level


Mode of Study

Full Time

Deadline to Submit Applications

Open Call


Dublin, Ireland