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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Apply for the Doctor of Education (EdD) through the Dunedin campus in 2021

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The Doctor of Education is a postgraduate research degree designed to:

  • provide senior educational professionals with the opportunity to engage in higher professional development, to become a knowledgeable and critically reflective practitioner
  • acquire the knowledge and skills through coursework and supervised thesis research
  • conduct independent and high quality research in their workplace and to contribute original knowledge to improving their profession
  • be an explicitly professional orientation

Distance learning

The EdD is a distance programme, however, candidates are required to be on campus for 2 one-week residential schools and to present their confirmation seminar.

Time frame

The programme can be completed within 6 years of part-time study.


Students must complete a 12-month coursework paper and submit a research thesis, which also includes a research to practice portfolio.

Further information

Regulations for the Doctor of Education at the University of Otago