Doctor of Philosophy in Education

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Education at AUT University enables ambitious students to make significant academic contributions to the field.
Programme code: AK3518
Level: 10
Points: 360
Duration: 3 years full-time / up to 6 years part-time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Start date: Any time

Entry requirements

Structure and content

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) constitutes an original and substantial contribution to knowledge in an academic discipline. The PhD provides research training that fosters the development of independent research skills including the ability to:

  • Formulate a significant problem
  • Master appropriate conceptual and methodological skills
  • Relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge.
Students work closely with their supervisor to undertake advanced research and write a thesis based on that project. The school has extensive research capabilities in the following areas:
  • Career counselling
  • Curriculum issues
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational leadership
  • Educational policy
  • E-education: open, distance, flexible
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Pasifika education
  • Teacher education.

Career opportunities

  • Researcher/Principal Researcher
  • Leadership
  • Academic Leadership.

Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 2.16pm

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