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Cardiff Metropolitan University Doctors

Cardiff Metropolitan University Doctors

Doctor of Management* (DMgt)  (Taught Doctorate Degree)

Course Overview

This course provides for advanced research study in the field of Management. It aims to provide aspiring managers and business specialists with key insights in to research theory and practice within the management discipline. Specifically the objectives of this course are:

  1. 1. To develop advanced research training and leading edge research practice and management theory at a professional and academic level.

2. To provide an interdisciplinary context to research, gaining support from a variety of technical, academic and disciplinary contexts.

3. Develop and apply key knowledge and understanding of Management theory and research practice to complex systems, both systematically and creatively, to advance and improve management theory and practice.

4. To enhance independent and high level learning skills and personal development (critical awareness of the limits of various research techniques via taught modules and debates) so that researchers are able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to the management discipline.

*This programme is subject to validation for September 2017 entry and the information provided may be subject to change.  All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University’s Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

Course Content

Students will study 540 credits of specialist study in a range of Management topics. The course is made up of 240 credits of taught study followed by a 300 Credit Research based thesis.

The following modules will be studied.

Credits gained from a recognized Masters Degree                          120 Credits (Level 7)
Advanced Research Practice                                                                       20 Credits (Level 8)
Advanced Social Research Perspectives                                                   20 Credits (Level 8)
Advanced Social Research Methodology                                                  20 Credits (Level 8)
Research Paper and Proposal                                                                    60 Credits (Level 8)
Research Thesis                                                                                            300 Credits (Level 8)

The DMgt is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 50,000 word Research Thesis and a 15,000 word Research Proposal.

Learning & Teaching

The modules contained within this course use a wide range of teaching and learning approaches. Standard lectures are supplemented by group discussion and group problem solving exercises and group games in order to consolidate learning and apply theory in to a range of research environments. Collaboration with companies and discussions with successful Managers from a wide range of businesses and organisations will provide an enhanced view of the practical world of management and will assist in defining the topic area of the research thesis. The research thesis will encourage students to work within organisations in order to apply their research work in to a real life setting. Part time students will be expected to apply their research in their place of work so that companies will benefit from the investment made in attending the course.

A significant amount of work will be required by the students through independent learning and self-study. During these periods the supplemented by the Moodle VLE where key texts and research papers will be available for students to use.

Each student will be supported by the allocation of a personal tutor who will provide pastoral support for the student’s time on the course. The Course Director will also provide strategic leadership and direction to the course and will be available to each student who has specific issues regarding course content and structure.


All taught module assessment is based upon 6000 words or equivalent. Assessment methods are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice issues and include coursework essays, systems analysis and the design of interventions, research reports, presentations and critique.

The independent research element of the programme consists of a: 5000 word research paper (plus presentation) to be submitted to a suitable conference / journal; a 12,000 word research proposal which outlines the key issues around the research work to be undertaken and, the research thesis which will be presented as a traditional 50,000 word thesis and tested via a traditional viva voce examination.

Employability & Careers

It is expected that many graduates from this course will go on to undertake research degree programmes and also obtain senior positions within a range of businesses managers / directors.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

The programme is designed for graduates from a range of different disciplines. The specific entry requirements include:

• An honours degree (2.1 or above) that is acceptable to the Programme Director.
• A recognised Masters Degree acceptable to the University for entry to the programme (exemption will then be given to the 120 Credits of Level 7 required to complete the programme).
• A Masters of Research in Management (where appropriate credit exemptions on the DMgt may be given for previous  successful study).
• Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in management roles will also be considered for entry to  the programme.

Selection Procedure:
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and may be asked to attend an interview. Applicants are usually invited to have an informal conversation (skype or phone) with the programme director before any offer is made.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email