Doctorate On Campus


University of Cambridge

48 months
80000 GBP/year
80000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Business programme from University of Cambridge is a four-year programme for senior business leaders of major companies looking to engage with research into cutting-edge social and economic issues.


Candidates should have substantial leadership experience, normally around 20 years. You’ll need to provide evidence of having led major initiatives as part of your career.


The Business Doctorate from University of Cambridge lets you:
  • Translate your experience into methodised, rigorously assessed knowledge
  • Identify drivers of your experience that can be applied to other contexts
  • Enhance your knowledge and become a better leader
  • Better understand current academic debates in your field
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of management theory and practical expertise of research methods.
  • The BusD emphasises lifelong education, built on Cambridge Judge Business School’s reputation for world-leading research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In years two to four you will undertake work-based research in relation to your thesis. During years two to four you must be resident in Cambridge for at least four weeks per year. When not in residence, you are required to keep in regular contact with supervisors while collecting and analysing data in the business environment. When absent from Cambridge you must apply for formal “Leave to Work Away”. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic transcripts for all degree-level education
  • Two academic references
  • Evidence of language competency 
  • CV
  • Brief statement on your reasons for applying 
  • Outline research proposal

Tuition Fee

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    80000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 80000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    80000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 80000 GBP per year during 48 months.

Years 2, 3, 4: £ 50,000

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 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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