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Business Administration (DBA), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Winchester, United Kingdom
The Doctor of Business Administration at Winchester is designed for experienced senior managers or business professionals, who already possess graduate qualifications, and who wish to develop their professional expertise to an advanced level while making a contribution to professional knowledge. 
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Distinctive features of the Winchester DBA include leading-edge teaching in Contemporary Research Methods with experts sharing the latest developments in social media, online methodologies and insight management. 

In addition, weekend teaching (Friday and Saturday) enables candidates to organise their studies more easily around work commitments. Winchester also provides a learning environment that stretches and challenges participants in the areas of values and ethics helping to develop responsible, creative and future-thinking thought leaders who make a significant impact in their field.

The first two years of the programme are delivered via taught modules which equip students with the knowledge and skills required for the research phase of the thesis. This taught period culminates in the implementation of a pilot project which enables candidates to develop the advanced research skills necessary for successful completion of the thesis. 

A particular feature of these stages is the use of action learning sets, facilitated by experienced research-active academics, where students share their learning and experience and provide each other with both support and challenge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Part-time only: 4-7 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Critical Reflective Practitioner
  • Thought Leadership in Context
  • Maximising Engagement and Impact
  • Philosophy, Methodology and Ethics of Research
  • Contemporary Research Methods
  • Pilot Study
  • Thesis

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Applicants are normally expected to have an Honours degree in the first or upper second-class range, a professional management qualification, and a Masters degree in a relevant area.
  •  We will also consider applicants without a Master's degree as long as an ability to study at doctorate level can be evidenced by means of alternative professional qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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