The doctoral program in Management at Birkbeck, University of London aims to enhance students’ research skills enable them to make significant academic contributions. Students will develop professional research skills, collaborate with academic advisors to make a high level of academic contribution, and acquire academic knowledge and skills.

Founded in 1823, Birkbeck, University of London is a world-renowned research-oriented university located in the center of London’s education hub, and is recognized as one of the best universities in the world. The doctoral program at Birkbeck, University of London has been collaborating with aSSIST University since 2023, allowing students to earn a dual doctoral degree from Birkbeck, University of London and from aSSIST University upon successful completion of the degree requirements.

Degree Overview

To meet the requirements of the doctoral degree in Management at Birkbeck, University of London, you need to complete 37 credits. This includes 32 credits for major courses in Business Administration, research methodology, and overseas courses, 1 credit for general education, and 4 credits for dissertation guidance. This program has modular structure and follows a four-week learning cycle. The courses are mainly conducted in Korean, on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Remarks : Required to complete a total of 37 credits.

1) Required Credits : 32 credits

  • Research Methodology : 22 credits
  • Major Courses in Business Administration : 12 credits
  • Dual Degree Program from overseas institutions
    : 4 credits

2) Required Credits : 1 credits

  • Management Book Society (MBS) (Executive Reading Group)
    : 4 credits

3) Required Credits : 4 credit

  • Research Credits (Group Seminar&Colloquium, dissertation guidance)
    : 6 credits

* Note: One module consists of a total of 15 hours (1 credit per module).As part of the enrollment requirement, students are expected to complete MBS (Management Book Society) for general education credit that is equivalent to 1 unit.

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Course Content

The doctoral degree program in Management at Birkbeck, University of London places a strong emphasis on research-led education and encourages students to make high-level academic contributions by conducting research in their areas of interest. The program consists of three main stages: the first stage focuses on development of research methodology, the second stage covers the general business topics, and the final stage involves submitting a dissertation and passing an oral defense. During the first two stages of program, students engage in online learning through study materials, discussions, and interaction with course leaders, with guidance from two academic advisors.

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The doctoral program in Business Administration at Birkbeck, University of London starts in March (spring semester) and September (fall semester) every year. Application deadlines are posted on the website about 5 months prior to the start of each semester. Applicants who meet the following criteria can apply by clicking the “Online Application” button.


Masters Degree

Applicants with a master’s degree from an accredited university (including expected graduates) or with equivalent academic qualifications.

5+ Years Work Experience

Applicants with more than 5 years of work experience.


  • aSSIST University Online Application
  • Document Submission Confirmation
  • Proof of Work Experience
  • Certificate of Work Experience
  • English Proficiency Test Certificate
  • Application for Admission to an overseas institution
  • Resume in English
  • Recommendation Letter in English
  • Official Diploma or Certificate of Graduation in English
  • Official Academic Transcript in English
  • Motivation Letter
  • Copy of Passport
  • Letter of Consent: Release of Information Form


Application Fee

80,000 won

Admission Fee

800,000 won

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: 14,250,000 won per semester

Other Expenses: 1,175,000 won per semester

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