Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral qualifications are research degrees and the highest possible qualifications available. They are sometimes called higher degrees.  Students are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge while extending their research skills.  Academic supervision is provided.

Entry requirements are an honours or a Masters degree (with first-class, second-class (first division) honours), research experience and an academic background in the field, in which the research is proposed.  For the EdD a strong record of professional experience in Education is needed. Details of academic qualifications, a resume and brief description of the proposed area of research are also required. All applications are through the School of Graduate Research.

Applications for a higher degree may be submitted at any time and will be considered according to the intake dates advised by the School of Graduate Research. Registration is calculated from the first day of the month of enrolment.

The EdD is a supervised professional research degree designed for candidates with relevant professional experience. Part 1 involves course work and Part 2 a research project. Applications for the EdD programme in 2018 close on the 1 November 2017. The 2018 EdD programme begins with and on campus workshops in January. Applications can be made at ED applications. Inquiries to Dr Chris Eames: chris.eames@waikato.ac.nz

Qualifications

Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Education