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The Durham DBA

Durham University

48 months
15200 GBP/year
15200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Durham DBA programme of Durham University benefits from a long heritage as one of the first executive DBA programmes in the UK. Its impressive alumni include senior figures from the UK government ministries as well as distinguished organisational and political figures internationally.  


The Durham DBA programme of Durham University seeks to encourage DBA students to use organisation theory in interdisciplinary ways to think critically and analytically about as well as influence organisations and management, work practices, processes and institutions.

As a research degree, the Durham DBA offers skills and capabilities to discriminate between managerial “wisdom” and the results of rigorous, and relevant research and educates our students to engage in the second of these both through the research philosophy and ethics, and the research methodology workshops.


 A number have also become successful authors and others have embarked on a second career in academia. The distinguishing feature of the Durham DBA is its strong organisational focus. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Ecology of Organisations
  • Power, Control and Resistance in Organisations
  • Change in Organisations
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Research Design Workshop
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Groups
  • Academic Progression Reviews

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Deadline: 6 weeks prior to start of the programme. We can be flexible upon taking applications after this point if there are no visa implications for travel.


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Masters degree in a discipline related to business and management from a recognised university or other institution of higher education; or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • A minimum of five years of management experience
  • A 1500-2000 word research proposal. 
  • Research proposal of between 500–2000 words. Please submit your proposal within the section of the online application entitled research proposal. However, if your research proposal contains tables or graphics, please upload your document via the section Supporting Documents under Scholarships/Other. 
  • Copies of certificates of degrees awarded (up to 3 may be uploaded)
  • Copies of transcripts of modules studied (up to 3 may be uploaded)
  • Evidence of proficiency in English (where this is not your first language)
  • Two references, one of which must be academic.  
  • Your Curriculum Vitae.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15200 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15200 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Year 1 - £15,200
  • Year 2 - £15,200
  • Year 3 - £4,500
  • Year 4 - £4,500
  • Year 5 - £3,400
  • Year 6 - £2,200

Living costs for Durham

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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