Swansea University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)

Doctor of Business Administration (Research)

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Course summary

The Swansea School of Management DBA is a part-time professional doctorate designed for senior managers and leaders in all sectors; private, public and not-for-profit. On this programme, 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.

Entry 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. Applicants will normally be expected to have a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior role. 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. English Language IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.5) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2250 Year 1
Scotland £2250 Year 1
Wales £2250 Year 1
International £10400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Doctor of Business Administration at Swansea University - UCAS