Research course

Doctorate of Business Administration

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants for a PhD will usually need to have an MA, MSc or MPhil degree that has given them the specialist knowledge of the major academic literature, theories and frameworks and awareness of current business practice to enable them to challenge conventional wisdom in their proposed field of study. They also need to have experience of research methods and design.

Months of entry

September, May, February

Course content

PhD degrees are research programmes. They allow you to learn as you work through the issues associated with solving a particular problem. Each research degree student is supported by a team of supervisors appointed for the particular study.

In all years of study, students will be required to present their work in meetings of fellow students and staff conducting parallel research.

There are three entry dates to the programme each academic year, in September, February and May.

Information for international students

International applicants must satisfy the University's proficiency in English Language requirements, for example, IELTS Grade 6.0 in all bands or 6.5 average; TOEFL at least 575.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,115 per year (FT)
International students
£12,000 per year (FT)

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0121 331 5595