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Doctor of Business Administration

Swansea University

48 months
1862 GBP/year
1862 GBP/year
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The Doctor of Business Administration from Swansea University is a part-time professional doctorate designed for senior managers and leaders in all sectors; private, public and not-for-profit.


On this Doctor of Business Administration from Swansea University, learners engage in applied research, bringing established and cutting-edge theory to bear on their practical organisational issues. You will develop and enrich practice in your field, as well as contributing to our understanding of the underpinning theoretical base for the work.

The structured approach offered by the Swansea DBA is based on six modules over three years, blending lectures, guest talks, workshop discussions and student presentations. The doctoral thesis is developed in parallel under guidance from a doctoral supervisory team allocated at the start of the programme.

The Swansea School of Management DBA is designed to develop critical thinkers and practitioners who will reflect on their impact on their organisations and society more generally.

Why Swansea?

You will study at the stunning Bay Campus at Swansea, metres from the beachfront and a kilometre from the M4 motorway.  The new world class facilities give access to an outstanding learning environment.

Programme Structure

Intensive Teaching Blocks

  • While the DBA is research-led and work will be carried out remotely, each module will be structured around a three-day intensive teaching block. Meaning that twice yearly, you will be required to attend face-to-face seminars and workshops on our Bay Campus in Swansea.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the DBA must normally hold an undergraduate degree from an approved university and have achieved a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent. Applicants will also normally have, or be studying for, a master’s degree or similar level of qualification at an approved university.
  • All applicants will be interviewed by two representatives of the programme leadership team (normally including the programme director) and will be expected to demonstrate the drive and intellectual ability to undertake the DBA.

Work experience

Applicants will normally be expected to have a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior role.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1862 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7450 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    1862 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7450 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 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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