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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Doctor of Philosophy in Māori Studies, Indigenous Studies, Environment Studies and Education

Doctoral Degrees are the highest supervised degree offered by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. The PhD is awarded for a thesis that demonstrates a candidate’s ability to carry out independent research and analysis at an advanced level of study in a particular discipline and/or field. 

The PhD degree normally involves a minimum of four years’ full-time research and six years’ maximum. The minimum period of enrolment is three years.

Entrance into the Doctoral programme is through a selection process overseen by the Doctoral Research Committee. Students interested in the PhD should have a relevant qualification through Masterate or Honours programmes. Students with relevant experience and backgrounds in other fields plus a graduate qualification may also apply.

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Programme Details

Start Dates*: Intake 1: 20/02/2017  |  Intake 2: 31/07/2017

*Intake dates may be flexible, please contact our School of Indigenous Graduate Studies for more information.


Domestic students $5,538.00

N.B. The above fee does not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.