Faculty of Education and Social Work


Doctoral programmes

The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers two doctoral programmes: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education or Social Work, or Doctor of Education (EdD)

Miranda Makin is studying a Doctor of Education with an educational leadership inquiry pathway. She is currently an associate principal at an Auckland secondary school.
Miranda Makin is studying a Doctor of Education with an educational leadership inquiry pathway. She is currently an associate principal at an Auckland secondary school.

Doctorates are the highest-level qualifications that can be awarded by the University of Auckland. A doctorate is an advanced course of study and original research lasting the equivalent of three to four years full-time. It culminates in the presentation of a written thesis (accompanied in some cases by a body of creative work) and an oral examination. Completion of a doctorate enables candidates to provide leadership in their communities through the development and dissemination of knowledge, and the design and conduct of comprehensive research that contributes to new knowledge.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is committed to improving the quality and understanding of education and social services in Aotearoa NewZealand and internationally through quality teaching and research. We have a thriving community of doctoral candidates who are actively involved in the community, turning knowledge gained through research into tangible benefits for society. We offer two doctoral programmes:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education or Social Work
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)

 

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