EDUC795-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024

Doctor of Education (EdD)

120 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant Faculty Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Graduate School.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


Education EdD

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a specialised doctorate designed for professionals in education, health sciences, and related fields.  Built on a cohort model of inquiry, the EdD provides a structured, supportive, rigorous approach to doctoral study.  The EdD builds leadership and commitment, fosters scholarly excellence, and allows candidates to connect educational research with questions of professional practice.

The EdD is a 360 point programme. It consists of two parts: Part One – Research Portfolio (120 points); and Part Two – Thesis (240 points).

Part One is completed by part-time study in Years 1 and 2. Candidates will usually remain in a relevant professional role while undertaking their studies. Part One is led by a cohort team (two senior academics), who oversee the completion of the key projects in the Research Portfolio. Candidates meet as a group with the cohort team three to four times per year, in intensive block sessions. While completing Part One, candidates also maintain contact with their supervisor(s).

The EdD is built on a cohort model, with candidates who begin at the same time, provide support and constructive critique for their colleagues, and, during the first two years of the degree, complete four major guided research tasks relevant to their professional practice. These tasks enable candidates to review the literature relevant to their area of study, develop an understanding of research methods, and sharpen their analytical skills. Near the end of the first two years, candidates present their proposals in the form of confirmation seminars. Candidates need to successfully complete the requirements of Part One before proceeding to Part Two.

Learning Outcomes

  • EdD graduates will:
  • Meet high international standards in the quality of their scholarly work;
  • Adopt an investigative, probing, open-minded, reflective, dialogical stance in addressing scholarly and professional problems;
  • Draw on insights from their studies in seeking to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of others;
  • Be able to link, in a coherent and rigorous manner, theory and research to questions of professional practice;
  • Be adept at presenting their work in conferences and seminars, and in publishing their findings;
  • Value the process of peer review in advancing scholarly and professional understanding;
  • Be willing and able to demonstrate leadership in their domains of professional endeavour; and
  • Have a strong sense of global awareness and participate actively in wider scholarly and professional communities.


Subject to approval of the Head of School


Cheryl Brown and Jane Abbiss

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $7,627.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

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  • EDUC795-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024