Research Program

Why study at PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)?

  • It is the professional equivalent of the academic PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) but designed specifically to support participants in undertaking practice-based research into their workplace activities. While the knowledge gained from this research is equally rigorous to the PhD, it is distinctive in that the participant is placed at the centre of their research investigation, and their findings tend to be highly applicable within their organisation and within their community of professional practice.
  • Because senior professionals have achieved a significant amount of both formal and informal learning, sometimes over many years, the DBA provides an opportunity to make a claim for academic credits against relevant prior learning, including research knowledge and expertise. The DBA focuses on developing participants’ individual capabilities as reflective practitioners, and through this enhancing their capability for undertaking high-level, practice-based research within their own workplace.

Aims of the research programme

  • Develop a sound understanding of the relevant conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of your chosen area of research into business and management
  • Have a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic and management enquiry
  • Create and interpret knowledge through original research. Enhance both your performance as a reflective practitioner and your professional practice
  • Develop personal, consultancy and research competencies to undertake rigorous research at an advanced level that contributes to theory and practice in business and management

Academic entry Requirements:

It depends on the individual University entry requirements. Please contact our research programme admission specialist at admissions@boosteducationservice.co.uk

English requirement:

IELTS requirement minimum 6.5 or equivalent or it depends on the individual university.

Tuition fees: £10,000 to £18,500 Per year

English Language Requirements

All students who are not nationals of a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

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