Research course

Doctor of Business Administration

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Business, Finance and Management

Entry requirements

The programme requires applicants to have a good Master’s degree that achieved an average grade of 60% or above as an entry requirement. Every consideration is given to all applicants. Three years recent and relevant management experience is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

The DBA is widely recognised as the pinnacle of qualifications in the world of business and management. The DBA is a professional doctorate which provides a structured programme of study through taught modules at Part I and a research thesis at Part II, closely integrated with an individual’s professional career development.

The essential characteristic of our DBA is that it is practitioner-driven and grounded in complex workplace problems, and doctoral students provide a theoretical understanding and interpretation - often from different and opposing perspectives - of why the problems have arisen and how they might best be addressed.

Information for international students

For international students there is a requirement for an average IELTS score (or equivalent in any other approved test) of 6.0 with a score not lower than 5.5 in any single component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DBA
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

David Griffiths