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Higher doctorates

Graduates of the University of Otago or people who have had a formal academic association with the University may apply for a Higher Doctorate in the appropriate field. The application first involves submission of a curriculum vitae, and an abstract explaining the work to be examined.

The application is considered by the appropriate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, who decides whether the submission should continue. If so, the applicant generates copies of the work to be examined and pays an examination fee.

For queries regarding the application process, contact:

Email higher.doctorates@otago.ac.nz

Higher Doctorates awarded by the University of Otago

Doctor of Commerce (DCom)

Make an original, esteemed contribution to commerce by submitting published work of special excellence in some branch of commerce.

Find out more about the DCom

Doctor of Dental Science (DDSc)

Undertake research into your area of specialisation. Submit original publications, demonstrating excellence, to form a connected dissertation into an area of Dental Science.

Find out more about the DDSc

Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Make an original, esteemed, contribution to law by submitting published work of special excellence in the history, philosophy, exposition or criticism of law.

Find out more about the LLD

Doctor of Literature (LittD)

Make an original, esteemed contribution to linguistic, literary, social or historical knowledge through submitting your work to subject experts of national and international eminence for examination.

Find out more about the LittD

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Make an original, esteemed contribution to medicine by submitting a published work of special excellence in any branch of medical science.

Find out more about the MD

Doctor of Music (MusD)

Make an original, esteemed contribution to music by submitting a musical composition to subject experts for examination. The degree is awarded to those showing special excellence in musical composition.

Find out more about the MusD

Doctor of Science (DSc)

Make an original, esteemed contribution to science by submitting published work of special excellence, normally in the form of books or papers in scholarly journals, in some branch of science.

Find out more about the DSc

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