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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Doctor of Education

The EdD program 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.

This is a unique, cohort-based doctoral program 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.

Campus Information

Epsom Campus

The Epsom Campus is the main campus for the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is home to approximately 3500 students.


  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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 program

  • Educational or public policy consultants
  • Public and private sector learning facilitators
  • Teaching or school leadership
  • Tertiary sector professionals

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Masters-level qualification in education
  • Evidence of significant research, usually undertaken as part of prior study

Further program requirements

Supervision and research 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 intended to demonstrate your research capability and experience.

All students must meet our English-language requirements as a condition of entry.

Program-specific requirements

You must have at least two years’ professional experience in education or an education-related field.

You must be living in New Zealand to undertake this program as it structured as a part-time study for the first two years.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 177856 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
    Application Fee: 100 NZD
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