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Course overview

Our DProf and DBA are designed to enable high performing professionals to stimulate organisational development and contribute to wider debates in their field.

Our DProf and DBA participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.

We are now seeking practitioner-researchers to join our September 2016 cohort. We are seeking strong applicants who can develop and contribute high-impact research to our areas of expertise (see our expertise here).

View information about the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Start Date
October, 2017
Study Option
Part-time
  • Queen's Park Campus, Chester
Duration
4 years

Why Study Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf) - Negotiated Studies with us?

Our DProf participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.

The Faculty has a strong track record of facilitating organisational development across sectors. You can fast track your doctoral journey by getting recognition for your previous Master’s-level achievements. You can target strategic workplace issues and challenges for organisational and even sectorial change and benefit. You can contribute to and engage with our growing doctoral and researcher community. You will be able to network with researchers recognised as creating world-leading research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

It is expected that participants will apply for the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning for the first stage of the doctoral course: A Master’s award related to the expected area of research.

Queen's Park Campus, Chester

Only minutes from Chester’s historic city centre, and nestled alongside the banks of the River Dee, Queen’s Park Campus offers a unique and unforgettable learning experience at the University of Chester Business School.

Most recently a bank, it was once the historical Western Command headquarters for the Army during World War Two, making this a fitting location for leaders of the future to flourish.

Over £1.8 million has been invested in the learning facilities at Queen’s Park Campus. On-site facilities include: a dedicated business library with group study spaces, learning pods for quiet study, two 250-seat lecture theatres, high-quality computer suites, and a dedicated Student Development Room.

The campus also has fantastic catering, including a Starbucks ‘grab-and-go’ cafeteria and a top floor brasserie-style dining room which looks out onto Chester’s iconic riverside promenade.

There are areas for students to socialise outside the building, with access to riverside walks and the Meadows. The student accommodation and the facilities of Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, are also within walking distance or a short bus ride.

Not only an academic site, this campus also operates as a much sought after corporate hub for a wide range of partners from the public and private sector. This gives you plenty of opportunity to network with likeminded people and potential future employers on a regular basis.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Postgraduate Research Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October (PGCE’s and Education Master’s only)

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 15th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October
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