• Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration

About

You will develop a high level of independent and critical thinking, contributing cutting-edge knowledge through research in your field. The  Doctor of Business Administration at the University of South Wales is ideal for ambitious managers who want to build on their already extensive and individual achievements, and who wish to engage in critical management thinking in a multidisciplinary and supportive environment.

You will attend regular, intensive study workshops that enable you to budget your time and focus your research effectively. You will be supported throughout the DBA course by a network of like-minded students, as well as a high level of support from the teaching team and research supervisors. A specialist DBA in Public Service Management is also available for professionals working in third and public sector organisations, seeking to develop a thesis in this field of study.

Careers

Career enhancement to strategic levels in organisations is often sought by successful DBA candidates. DBA graduates have the ability to create and interpret new knowledge through original research. They produce first-class original research of publishable quality that sets them apart from other managers. This encompasses robust design, implementation, execution, and dissemination. This research also makes significant contributions to practice on many levels, within organisations, on an industry level, and on a policy level. Many of our graduates have progressed to senior positions in public sector, private sector, and academia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Module One: Developing the Doctoral Research Project 
  • Module Two: The Theoretical and Practical Context for Doctoral Research 
  • Module Three: The Methodological Framework and Methods for Data Collection 
  • Module Four: Analysing, Interpreting and Reflecting on Findings 
  • Module Five: The Nature of the Contribution to Knowledge and Professional Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) normally requires a Masters degree from a recognised academic institution. In addition, all applicants are required to provide evidence of significant professional or managerial experience.

You are required to provide a detailed doctoral research proposal prior to the acceptance stage. All applications will be considered by the University’s Research Applications Panel. Once your research proposal has been submitted and approved, you will be subject to a formal interview; this may be a panel interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4350 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Funding

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