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Doctor of Education
Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education

  • ID:UC640138
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Every student, before enrolling for the degree, must be approved as a candidate by the Dean of Postgraduate Research. The Dean must be satisfied that the student has adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course.
  • Students must have either:
  • an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours, or a master’s degree with First or Second Class Honours (or the equivalent); or
  • been admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing) with another suitable qualification.
  • Students will normally have a minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant professional role. Most students usually continue to work in a relevant professional role while completing Part I of the degree.
  • In special circumstances, the Dean of Postgraduate Research may approve the enrolment of a graduate who does not hold one of the qualifications above, but who has produced satisfactory evidence of adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 94, with at least 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening and 23 speaking
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 185 with at least 185 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65 and no PTE communicative skills score below 65

Course Information

The Doctor of Education is a specialised doctorate designed for professionals in education, health sciences, and related fields. Built on a cohort model of inquiry, the Doctor of Education provides a structured, supportive, rigorous approach to doctoral study.

The Doctor of Education builds leadership and commitment, fosters scholarly excellence, and allows candidates to connect educational research with questions of professional practice, in particular leadership.

Doctor of Education graduates will:

  • Meet high international standards in the quality of their scholarly work
  • Adopt an investigative, probing, open-minded, reflective, dialogical stance in addressing scholarly and professional problems
  • Draw on insights from their studies in seeking to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of others
  • Be able to link, in a coherent and rigorous manner, theory and research to questions of professional practice
  • Be adept at presenting their work in conferences and seminars, and in publishing their findings
  • Value the process of peer review in advancing scholarly and professional understanding
  • Be willing and able to demonstrate leadership in their domains of professional endeavour
  • Have a strong sense of global awareness and participate actively in wider scholarly and professional communities.

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