Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy in Māori Studies, Indigenous Studies, Environment Studies or Education
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi offers supervised Doctoral Degrees. 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’ part-time as a 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 Master’s or Honours programmes. Students with relevant experience and backgrounds in other fields plus a graduate qualification may also apply, however entry will be at the ultimate discretion of the Head of School.
Research can be carried out in the fields of Education, Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies, Māori Studies and a diverse range of creative 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, and two external examiners, one of whom will normally be internationally located.
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DatesOn demand, applications considered on a case-by-case basis
DurationThree years full time or six years part time
Commitment4x wānanga/noho marae/online style plus own research and writing in addition
Applications closeS1: Feb 2024 S2: Jul 2024
LocationsNationally & Internationally – Wānanga/Noho Marae locations: Whakatāne, Hamilton, International (currently Washington State and Hawaii)
RequirementsSelection process overseen by the Doctoral Research Committee.
Pathway toView link for details
Fees2024 Fees, Domestic: $6382 per enrolled year, International: USD18,000.00 (note: fees are updated annually)
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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