Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

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10, 360 3.0
Enrolments in this programme are currently closed.
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 31 July; Semester 2: 21 July - 22 February
NZ$5848 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Further your knowledge in the field of education, and become involved in sustained, independent study in an area of your interest.

Do you want to make a significant contribution to the understanding of education? The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) allows you to deepen your knowledge in the field of education, and gives you a chance to produce an original contribution to the knowledge of the discipline. This is your chance to be involved in sustained, independent study in your area of interest. The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) is a research degree at a considerably higher level than a master's degree.


  • Academic staff with a range of research interests and international reputations for their own scholarship. They can supervise topics in educational leadership and management, higher education management and policy, history of education, as well as diversity and education.
  • Independent experts will judge your completed PhD thesis, applying international standards.
  • Research seminars and a chance to present papers and publish your work.
  • A high level of support, including:
    • Orientation and induction to an academic department
    • Regular supervision sessions
    • Research training such as library orientation, database skills; research skills such as Endnote training, SPSS and N-Vivo; writing and reading critically at postgraduate level; making the most of supervision; regular seminars to support your own writing; and scholarly development.


Last edited: 03 March 2014