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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Victoria University of Wellington
Minimum 3 years
Doctorate / PhD
On campus
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Program description

The doctoral programme offers opportunities to work with acknowledged experts in their field on a substantial and original research project in an area of Education. A PhD is the highest degree awarded by the University for research work.

As a PhD candidate, students will be need to possess intelligence and research aptitude, as well as considerable dedication, tenacity and rigour.

Subject to the availability of staff, the Faculty of Education offers PhD supervision in areas such as:

  • classroom studies
  • comparative education
  • curriculum and assessment
  • diversity issues in education
  • early childhood education
  • education policy and theory
  • educational psychology and pedagogy
  • Maori and Pasifika education
  • professional development and learning.

Other areas may also be considered and enquiries are welcome.

This qualification comprises a thesis that demonstrates a capacity for independent research and the ability to make a substantial and original contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study. All PhD candidates are required to give an oral presentation of their proposal. There will also be an oral examination of their thesis.

Admission requirements

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

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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

Situated in New Zealand's vibrant, entrepreneurial capital city, Victoria University of Wellington offers students the opportunity to benefit from University connections to industries, government and research organisations strategically located in the capital. Victoria is proud to be New Zealand's number...

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