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About

Aimed at high-achieving professionals, the part-time Doctorate in Business Administration from University of Derby provides an exciting practice-based route to a research degree. It enables you to create and apply original business and management knowledge in ways which will benefit your organisation, industry and profession as well as your career.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

  • The Business Administration from University of Derby leads to a highly recognised doctoral level qualification, enabling you to build your research credentials while advancing your professional practice in management
  • Your doctoral studies will be specific to you and your working role: you will undertake independent research in the area relevant to your professional and academic development and advance your knowledge which can be harnessed to improve your own organisation’s performance
  • You do not have to put your career on hold: the DBA is structured to offer maximum flexibility, with teaching in short study blocks and a substantial research project which can be fitted around your work schedule
  • We equip you with high-level research and analysis skills so that you can integrate evidence into practice and become a more critical and reflective practitioner
  • You will receive extensive support from academic supervisors with specialist knowledge in your subject area – all within a truly international research community where you benefit from peer learning and networking
  • Adding the title of Doctor to your CV will make an instant impression, helping you to raise your professional profile and give added momentum to your career

Careers

Students choose to complete doctoral research for many reasons: you could be keen to take your professional development to the next level; to pursue applied research which has a meaningful impact in your workplace; or to add to the body of specialist knowledge about a particular professional area.

Whatever your ambition, the DBA adds prestige to your CV. When you successfully complete this programme, you will have achieved the highest academic qualification and will be allowed to use the title of Doctor (please note that some countries accept doctoral awards in different ways).

Our DBA students are usually in full-time employment, undertaking research in their own work context, and can use their doctorate as a platform for further promotion to senior roles and an enhanced standing in their profession.

As an elite member of Derby Business School’s alumni networks, you will also be encouraged to maintain your links with the University beyond the DBA programme. There is the potential to contribute to joint research projects and publications, become an associate lecturer or guest speaker, and support students following in your footsteps.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research 
  • Designing research projects 
  • Developing the professional self 
  • Negotiated module 
  • Communicating your research 
  • Practitioner project

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a masters degree in a relevant field. A good first degree may be considered instead of a masters
  • Applicants should have at least three years professional experience
  • Where English is not the first language, applicants may need to provide the minimum English qualification IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). IELTS may not be needed where a degree has been obtained in the UK or another English speaking countries. English speaking professional settings may be considered
  • All applicants must be interviewed
  • Decisions about entry to the programme are made on the basis of application, prior education attainment, interview, professional experience and research proposal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Year 1: £7,800
  • Year 2: £7,800
  • Year 3: £5,700
  • Year 4: £5,700

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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