Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School
This pre-doctoral programme is specifically designed for students who want to prepare for a DBA or PhD degree at Edinburgh Business School or elsewhere. Entry to doctoral studies is increasingly competitive so it is vital that you understand the research process and have a clearly defined research idea before embarking on a doctoral research programme.
The PgCert in Business Research Methods is self-paced.
Doctoral Business Research 1
Doctoral Business Research 2
Doctoral Business Research 3
The total cost of the programme by distance-learning is £3525.
Each optional 4-day on-campus seminar costs £630.
The programme is open to anyone with an interest in doctoral level research. There is no application form or entry criteria; you can commence your studies straight away by registering for the first course.
Students in Nigeria can also attend scheduled exam-intensive lectures and tutorials with EDC either in person in our Lagos centre and Abuja centre or online via Zoom ahead of each examination diet. The lecture timetable is released in advance of these sessions.
Most courses assessed by final examinations
Exams come in multiple formats from one course to another
Case studies/Essays/Scenarios/part pre-exam work/pitch.
The full details of the exam format for each course are available on the respective course portals.
April, August, and December
Results are released six to eight weeks after the exam