British University in Dubai
British University in Dubai

British University in Dubai

Doctor of Philosophy in Project Management

The British University in Dubai PhD in the subject area of Project Management provides a unique opportunity for Emiratis and other UAE residents to embark on a prestigious PhD programme accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Welcome to the PhD in Project Management Programme The programme has been developed to meet the growing needs of professionals in the UAE who have already achieved their Masters degree and now wish to pursue higher ambitions and achieve the highest academic qualification while continuing to live and work in the UAE. Until now, these aspirations have only been possible by living abroad for several years. This doctoral programme includes academic support from the world-renowned University of Manchester in the UK. The programme offered here is unparalleled in the region. Supervision and Support At the first diagnostic meeting, on entry to the programme, the general form of the research will be established and a plan of study negotiated. A supervisory team will be established. This will consist of:
  1. A Student Academic Tutor (SAT)
  2. A Director of Studies (DoS, who will usually be drawn from the Faculty of Engineering & IT)
  3. A Second Supervisor (SS)
  4. An Academic Advisor (AA) from the University of Manchester will be appointed when the student registers for RES606B Research Design and Planning module (full time and part-time). The University of Manchester will provide each student with an Academic Advisor whose role is to provide general guidance and support. The Academic Advisor will offer specialist advice on aspects of the work and on general research progress.
Career Prospects The programme is an excellent opportunity for UAE residents to engage in an exciting and advanced research programme, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, leading to the highest academic qualification. Students are exposed to world-class academics and research facilities at the University of Manchester. The programme will give students an in-depth knowledge into ground-breaking insights and help develop top talent for higher-level management positions and academia. FAQs Credit Transfer Credit transfer is applicable from Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research acreddited univeristies only. Some restrictions apply, please contact our Admission department for more information

Duration of the Programme

Full Time
  • Minimum Period of Study - Three years
  • Maximum Period of Study Five years
Part Time
  • Minimum Period of Study - Five years
  • Maximum Period of Study - Seven years
Required Credit Hours: minimum hours