Business Administration (DBA)

(4 Years)


Turn your career into a qualification; if you are a middle or senior manager our Professional Doctorate in Business Administration is designed so you can study part-time while you work and apply your learning directly to your professional practice.

On this course you will carry out advanced and comprehensive research into a key aspect of business administration, underpinned by a series of taught modules.

When you study for a Professional Doctorate at UWL you will join the international research and learning community of our collaborative research groups and Research Centres. We offer an integrated professional doctorate scheme which allows you to engage with professionals from different sectors and reflect on what is shared across professional boundaries

Course Detail & Modules

This course allows you to develop an interdisciplinary specialism in your area of business interest. You will analyse research and practical-based experiences around the challenges of strategic leadership, management and governance. The aim of the course is to transform interested learners into highly sought after business professionals. Throughout the course we will support your personal and professional development to enhance your career advancement or change.

Each taught module is delivered over the course of a single weekend. Teaching is carried out through lectures and smaller seminars and workshops where the emphasis is on discussion. Tutorials are face-to-face and online and your supervisor and tutors will support your independent study and writing of your thesis.

We provide a supportive research environment and you will be part of the UWL Graduate School which supports all research students and coordinates research activity across the university. In addition you will have full access to UWL student support, including life-long careers advice.


Fees: £13000
Payable over 3 equal instalments in years 1, 2 and 3

Entry Level

Master’s Degree and IELTS


4 years


Recognised by UK NARIC

Admission Requirements

You will normally need:

  • a good first degree (first or upper second class) or equivalent in a
    relevant field
  • a Master’s Degree with Merit or Distinction or equivalent
  • professional experience
  •  a minimum IELTS score (International English Language Testing System) of 6.5 (with no element under 6.0) or equivalent. You are exempt from this requirement if you have a previous degree obtained in the UK.

Study & Career Progression

Studying for a doctorate will help you to develop research skills and evidence-based practice within your professional area. A doctorate qualification can help you to develop your role in your current career, secure a promotion or facilitate a career change.
Completion of a professional doctorate will also allow you to progress into a postdoctoral research role.


You can apply online at any time by following the link below
The application form will ask you for some information about:
/ what you want to study
/ your previous qualifications or experience
/ your references
/ how we can contact you.
Want to learn more about the programme and about how to apply?
Contact the CIM team at / 00357 22778475

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