The overall structure of the DBA allows students to learn academic approaches to becoming a qualified researcher and each segment of the programme thoroughly teaches the necessary stages to getting to write the final thesis. Beyond the academic lectures however, students will find incredible inspiration from the network of other DBA students, supervisors and administrative staff.
Learning and assessment
The Bradford DBA provides a unique part-time structure of rigorous, concentrated study, ongoing research practice and continual practical assessment. The course combines distance learning with the advantages of face-to-face study.
You will attend a number of residential workshops. In year one there are four residential sessions that are spread over the year, of three to five days in duration. In year two there are a further three residential modules, each lasting three days.
The taught stage of the DBA comprises lectures, seminars and workshops. You will also conduct your own empirical research.
During the research phase, there is close supervision, support and monitoring of student progress. There are also peer review workshops where you will discuss your research with fellow participants and share ideas.