Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy in Māori Studies, Indigenous Studies, Environment Studies or 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 three 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.

Research can be carried out in the fields of Education, Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies or Maori Studies. The thesis is examined and defended orally before an examination committee represented by a neutral convener appointed by the Doctoral Research Committee, one examiner from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (not involved in the candidate’s research) and two external examiners, one of whom will normally be (where appropriate) internationally located.

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Start Date
Dates
Two intakes per year - Feb and July. Noho - 25 to 28 Feb, 5 to 8 May, 28 to 31 July, 27 to 30 Oct
Duration
Duration
Three years full time or six years part time
Commitment
Commitment
4 day blocks/noho marae style plus own research and writing off campus
Applications Close
Applications close
Two weeks before noho start
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne, International
Requirements
Requirements
Selection process overseen by the Doctoral Research Committee.
Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
$5877 per enrolled year + $93.50 (Admin fee). USD18000 (Current international) USD19000 (International starting study in 2020).

Thesis

The thesis embodies the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation. The following core thesis papers  are available:

AKO902 Doctor of Philosophy - Education

IND904 Doctor of Philosophy - Indigenous Studies

MAO905 Doctor of Philosophy - Māori Studies

TAI903  Doctor of Philosophy - Environmental Studies

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