Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Tuition Fees Only Welsh Government Part-Time DBA Scholarships: Value-Based Health and Care Academy Scholarship (RS597)

  • DeadlineDeadline: 3 June 2024
  • WalesWales


Closing date: 3 June 2024

Funding provider: Welsh Government

Subject areas: Doctor of Business Administration (Value-Based)

Project start date: 

  • October 2024 (Enrolment open from mid-September)

Supervisors: To be confirmed on acceptance

Aligned programme of study: DBA

Mode of study: Part-time

Project description:

As a result of a change in funding allocation, we are able to offer a limited number of full-fee scholarships available specifically for those researching projects in the field of Value-Based Health and Care.

The Swansea School of Management DBA is a part-time professional doctorate designed for senior managers and leaders in all sectors; private, public and not-for-profit.

On this programme, learners engage in applied research, bringing established and cutting-edge theory to bear on their practical organisational issues. You will develop and enrich practice in your field, as well as contributing to our understanding of the underpinning theoretical base for the work.

The structured approach offered by the Swansea DBA is based on six modules over three years, blending lectures, guest talks, workshop discussions and student presentations. The doctoral thesis is developed in parallel under guidance from a doctoral supervisory team allocated at the start of the programme.

The Swansea School of Management DBA is designed to develop critical thinkers and practitioners who will reflect on their impact on their organisations and society more generally.

While the DBA is research-led and work will be carried out remotely, each module will be structured around a three-day intensive teaching block. Meaning that twice yearly, you will be required to attend face-to-face seminars and workshops on our Bay Campus in Swansea.

For those enrolling in October 2024, your three-day face-to-face sessions will likely fall in the following months:

  • November 2024
  • May 2025

For more details please see here:

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the DBA must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved university and have achieved a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent. Applicants will also normally have, or be studying for, a master’s degree or similar level of qualification at an approved university. If you are eligible to apply for the scholarship (i.e. a student who is eligible to pay the UK rate of tuition fees) but do not hold a UK degree, you can check our comparison entry requirements (see country specific qualifications). Please note that you may need to provide evidence of your English Language proficiency. 

Candidates will normally be expected to have a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior role.

All candidates will be interviewed by two representatives of the programme leadership team (normally including the programme director) and will be expected to demonstrate the drive and intellectual ability to undertake the DBA.

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

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only, as defined by UKCISA regulations.  

As part of this programme we are able to offer several full-fee scholarships to professional learners from across Wales, working with the following:

  • NHS Wales 
  • Local Authority Social Services
  • Social Care Organisations in Wales
  • Third Sector organisations in Wales

If you have any questions regarding your academic or fee eligibility based on the above, please email with the web-link to the scholarship(s) you are interested in. 


This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees.

How To Apply

To apply, please complete your application online with the following information:

  1. Course choice – please select Doctor of Business Administration / DBA / Part-time / 4 Year / October

    In the event you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application, in this event, please email where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.

  2. Start year – please select 2024
  3. Funding (page 8) –
  • ‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’ – please select No
  • ‘Name of Individual or organisation providing funds for study’ – please enter ‘RS597 - Health and Care’

*It is the responsibility of the applicant to list the above information accurately when applying, please note that applications received without the above information listed will not be considered for the scholarship award.

One application is required per individual Swansea University led research scholarship award; applications cannot be considered listing multiple Swansea University led research scholarship awards.

We encourage you to complete the following to support our commitment to providing an environment free of discrimination and celebrating diversity at Swansea University: 

As part of your online application, you MUST upload the following documents (please do not send these via e-mail). We strongly advise you to provide the listed supporting documents by the advertised application closing date. Please note that your application may not be considered without the documents listed:

  • CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  • Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form. Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email address for verification of reference.
  • Research proposal
  • Value-based Full-fee Scholarship Application Form 2023
  • Evidence of meeting English Language requirement (if applicable).
  • Copy of UK resident visa (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of EDI form submission (optional)

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*External Partner Application Data Sharing – Please note that as part of the scholarship application selection process, application data sharing may occur with external partners outside of the University, when joint/co- funding of a scholarship project is applicable.

Who is eligible to apply?

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only, as defined by UKCISA regulations.  

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