Program Overview

The Doctor of Education (EdD) will extend your academic knowledge and expertise so that it can be applied in the various professional settings in which educators work.


Globally, this qualification is a benchmark in terms of researching professional policy and practice. The EdD brings together professionals from a range of contexts and backgrounds. This diversity adds richness to the learning experience and enhances your ability to engage in robust and innovative research.


The EdD has the same status as the PhD, but recognises the professional experience you bring and your desire to apply research directly in your professional contexts.


This is a two-step programme of study incorporating taught papers in supportive consultation and a thesis supported by our quality staff:

Part 1: two block days per semester, supported by online support, dialogue and face to face mentoring meetings
Part 2: independent study supported by supervision panel. Face to face meetings as required.


Hamilton NZNew Zealand

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 34,345


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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Programme highlights

Subject to the availability of staff, the School of Education offers doctoral supervision (supported by academic staff) in large range of areas including but not limited to:

  • Teaching and classroom studies
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Diversity issues in education
  • Early childhood education
  • Education policy
  • Educational leadership and administration
  • Māori education
  • STEM (science, technology, environment, maths)
  • Global Studies in education
  • Whole school change

The regulations below set down the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Education (EdD).

Formal policies and procedures related to enrolment and examination for the degree, along with information about administration matters, are available from the Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research and on the University of Waikato website.

These regulations, policies and procedures are administered by the Dean of Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research and the University's Postgraduate Research Committee.

The cost of studying at University of Waikato varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen.

Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay NZ$34,345 annually, to study in University of Waikato.

As a graduate of the EdD you will be able to contribute to the national and international scholarship of your chosen field as an experienced and competent professional practitioner. You will have developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical bases of empirical studies and professional practices in the relevant field of study to a level beyond that normally attained in masters programmes. You will apply knowledge and understanding gained in professional settings with the objective of enhancing the quality of teaching, learning and leadership and the well-being of colleagues and students.


You will have produced advanced, original, applied research and will be able to provide leadership at national and international levels in your field of practice. You will confidently present and defend your work in an appropriate academic and professional forum.

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