48 months
31859 USD/year
5251 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


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.

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31859 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31859 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5251 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National: NZ$7,329.60
  • International: NZ$44,464.80 

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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