Doctor of Education Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 101-150QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

$107847/year Tuition fee(NZD)

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The degree of Doctor of Education is awarded on the basis of submission of a thesis and the completion of coursework. The coursework is an integral and constitutive part of the thesis research of the degree. The thesis should give evidence that the candidate has the ability to carry out research, has shown originality and independence, and has made a significant contribution to knowledge in their particular profession. A research to practice portfolio consisting of evidence documenting the connection between the candidate’s research and practice and how the research has informed and enhanced practice should be submitted as part of the thesis. It is expected that some of the work in the thesis would be worthy of publication. The programme should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student might reasonably be expected to complete within six years of part-time study.

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The degree of Doctor of Education is awarded on the basis of submission of a thesis and the completion of coursework. The coursework is an integral and constitutive part of the thesis research of the degree. The thesis should give evidence that the candidate has the ability to carry out research, has shown originality and independence, and has made a significant contribution to knowledge in their particular profession. A research to practice portfolio consisting of evidence documenting the connection between the candidate’s research and practice and how the research has informed and enhanced practice should be submitted as part of the thesis. It is expected that some of the work in the thesis would be worthy of publication. The programme should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student might reasonably be expected to complete within six years of part-time study.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6+
6+
176+
58+
90+

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Every applicant must have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in education or related fields, with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division I) or equivalent; or
  • a Bachelor’s degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (with distinction or credit) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (with distinction or credit), including an appropriate research component; or
  • a Master’s degree in education or a related field (with distinction or credit).
Every applicant must have at least five years of experience as a professional in education or related fields and be a leader in their field. The applicant should present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Exceptionally qualified professionals, who meet the equivalent of the admission requirements under 1(b) above, may be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Initial admission to the degree programme shall normally be provisional; it shall be confirmed after attaining at least a B+ grade for the coursework (EDDC 911), and after the research proposal has been satisfactorily presented at the Confirmation Seminar.

If admission to the degree programme is not confirmed, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may approve provisional admission for a further period of up to one year or the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the programme.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

25,953 NZD
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International Students

107,847 NZD
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