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Education, EdD

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #83 (QS) Auckland, New Zealand
The Doctor of Education degree at University of Auckland is a professional doctorate designed to be taken part-time to prepare the next generation of practitioner experts and leaders in education. It focuses on the development of new knowledge and scholarship in educational practice.
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The Doctor of Education degree at University of Auckland  is designed with working professionals in mind, providing a flexible and convenient approach to further study. Undertaking an EdD will enable you to generate new knowledge to advance educational practice and policy in Aotearoa New Zealand and other contexts.

A Doctor of Education degree has the same status as a PhD. The EdD is a unique, cohort-based doctoral programme where students work with cohort lecturers for the first two years and then with their own research supervisors, who have knowledge and expertise in their area of study and a range of research methods.

In 2020, the Doctor of Education programme will be delivered by Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori and Indigenous Education.


The EdD is an international benchmark of professional policy and practice research. It is designed for professionals in any education-related role who want to extend their knowledge and expertise and apply this to their professional practice.

Jobs related to this programme
  • Educational or public policy consultants
  • Public and private sector learning facilitators
  • Teaching or school leadership
  • Tertiary sector professionals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      • 4 to 6 years
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Portfolio 
  • Thesis 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Meeting our academic requirements does not guarantee entry.

  • You must demonstrate an ability to research independently, and possess a high level of theoretical understanding. Acceptance is subject to staff availability for supervision, and appropriate resources and facilities.

  • You must write an initial statement of research intent to demonstrate your research capability and experience.

  • All students must meet our English-language requirements as a condition of entry.
  • You must have at least two years’ professional experience in education or an education-related field.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4413 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4413 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National:NZ$7,108.80
  • International:NZ$42,754.80

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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