Doctor Of Business Administration in the UK – Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarship

The government of Wales offers a limited number of full-fee part-time DBA scholarships to those conducting research in the field of Value-Based Health and Care. The scholarships offered are for a doctor of business administration.

The Swansea School of Management DBA is a part-time professional doctorate designed for senior managers and leaders in all sectors, including private, public, and non-profit organizations.

Funding providerWelsh Government
SubjectDoctor of Business Administration
Mode of studyPart-time
Scholarship CoverageFull Tuition Fee
InstituteSwansea School of Management
Closing date8 March 2023
Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarship Summary

Learners in this program conduct applied research, applying established and cutting-edge theories to practical organizational issues. You will advance and enrich practice in your field while also contributing to our understanding of the work’s theoretical foundation.

Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarship
Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarship

The Swansea DBA’s structured approach is based on six modules spread over three years, combining lectures, guest talks, workshop discussions, and student presentations. The doctoral thesis is developed concurrently under the supervision of a doctoral supervisory team assigned at the start of the program.

The Swansea School of Management DBA is intended to cultivate critical thinkers and practitioners who will reflect on their impact on their organizations and society as a whole.

Eligibility Criteria for Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarship

  • Candidates for the DBA must normally have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent.
  • Applicants must also have, or be pursuing, a master’s degree or a comparable level of qualification from an accredited university.
  • Candidates will typically be expected to have at least five years of experience in a senior position.
  • All candidates will be interviewed by two members of the program leadership team (typically including the program director) and must demonstrate the drive and intellectual ability to pursue the DBA.
  • If applicable, IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.5) or Swansea recognized equivalent is required. The Swansea University English Language Admissions Policy can be found here.

Admissions decisions may be based on factors other than academic qualifications, such as (but not limited to) the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at the interview, the intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.


This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees.

Required Documents

As part of your Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarship online application, you MUST upload the following documents (please do not send these via email):

Please upload the following documents (do not email them):

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Education certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  • Two references, one each from an academic or former job, on letterhead or the Swansea University reference form. Please be aware that we are unable to accept references that mention personal/private email addresses, such as Hotmail. Referees should provide their employment email address so that it can be verified.
  • Proof that you’ve mastered the English language requirement (if applicable).
  • A copy of the UK resident visa (if applicable)

Please email with any questions.

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How to Apply:

Please enter the following information on your online application if you wish to apply for Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarship:

  • Please pick Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) / Part-time / 4 Year / October from the list of available courses.
  • If the application system detects that you have previously applied for the aforementioned program, it may issue a warning notice and prohibit your submission. In this case, please email, and personnel there will be pleased to help you submit your application.
  • Start year – please select 2023
  • “Are you paying for your own studies?” – please choose No
  • Please enter “RS175 – VBDBA” into the field labeled “Name of Individual or Organization Providing Funds for Study.”

*Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration for the scholarship grant. It is the applicant’s obligation to accurately include the above information when applying.

Applications cannot be taken into consideration if they list more than one Swansea University-led research scholarship grant; only one application is needed per unique Swansea University-led research scholarship award.

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