Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral Overview

At Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi we deliver two internationally recognised Doctoral programmes, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and the Doctor of Māori/Indigenous Development & Advancement (MDA, IDA).

The PhD is the highest supervised degree offered by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. It is a degree in which the student conducts independent research and analysis at an advanced level in a particular discipline and/or field. They are supervised and supported by one of our senior academic staff members throughout their research journey. This Doctorate is delivered through noho pedagogy and students are expected to complete their Thesis within 4 years.

The MDA and IDA are designed specifically for students in professional areas. It is a degree that considers the working experience of the student and encourages them to consider how their research can contribute to tribal, community and indigenous organisations. This Doctorate is taught using noho pedagogy through papers in the first 2 years and then students complete a Thesis in year 3 & 4.

We have increasing numbers of Doctoral students writing in te reo Māori and this is a key part of our reo rangahau approach to academic research as we support the development of te reo Māori literature across all disciplines of study.


Programmes on Offer in 2019

Professional Doctorates

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Doctor of Philosophy

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