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Professional Doctorate in Business Administration DBA

Professional Doctorate in Business Administration DBA

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Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type


Course Summary


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 and what is distinctive to your own occupational setting.

Course detail

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.

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.


Evaluating Data in the Professions - Core
Professionalism in Social Context - Core
Connecting Research and Practice - Core
Methods of Professional Inquiry - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry 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.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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