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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Auckland University of Technology
3 - 6 years
Doctorate / PhD
On campus
Auckland
English
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Program description

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University’s highest qualification. The degree is undertaken by research only and leads to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area.

The PhD is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or research career, or a senior position in the public or private sector. Doctoral studies present you with the opportunity to generate new ideas that can benefit business and society. You will make a significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study and meet recognised international standards for your work.

AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers in their fields who have the expert knowledge to guide and advise you throughout your PhD.

AUT graduates are responsive early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers who are prepared for the challenges of future-focused education.

You’ll not only learn academic knowledge related to your programme, but also gain practical teaching experience in an early childhood centre or primary school where you’ll experience the classroom and the role of the teacher for yourself.

Career opportunities

It is expected that graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy will have gained the necessary skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career.

Alternatively, your research topic may lead you to a position of expertise in your chosen field.

The opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you gain through a PhD will be extensive, both in industry and academia.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Auckland University of Technology

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AUT University offers a unique profile reflecting our innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research. This is a university that is outward-looking, developing and adapting to the social, economic and technological realities which shape the world today. As a result...


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Why study at Auckland University of Technology

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide
  • #1 in New Zealand for global research impact
  • #1 in New Zealand for international outlook

Creating world-ready graduates

AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and each member of our staff contributes to this. We offer exceptional learning experiences that prepare students to be successful wherever in the world their career may take them.

World-class teaching and learning

We’re proud to be one of the world’s best modern universities – Times Higher Education has ranked us as the top millennial university in Australasia and number 14 in the world. We have an overall five-star rating from university rankings organisation QS, in addition to five star ratings for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness.

A global outlook

We are consistently ranked first in New Zealand for international outlook by world rankings organisations QS and Times Higher Education. We have more than 5,000 industry partners around the world, and have collaborated on research projects with 140 different countries. Our students are from 140 different countries, and half of our academic staff were born overseas, and they often share their international experience and connections with their students.

An innovative teaching and learning space

AUT’s three modern campuses have several award-winning buildings which were created using sustainable principles and feature inviting, collaborative and functional learning areas, auditoriums and research spaces. This includes the state-of-the-art Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences building, which has unique design features that mean it can be used as a teaching tool and ‘living lab’ where students can get hands-on experience.

World-leading staff

Our academic staff are research-active and at the forefront of their disciplines. Many of them are internationally known as experts in their fields, and organisations around the world draw on their expertise for key projects.

Innovative and relevant research

AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact (the number of times our research is cited by academics globally) by Times Higher Education and the US News Global Universities Rankings.

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