Doctoral study in Education

Why study with us?

  • The University of Auckland is ranked first in New Zealand for the subject of Education and is the only New Zealand university to feature in the world's top 50 universities for Education.1
  • We are the top university in New Zealand for graduate employability, which means we are the leading provider of employable, high-quality graduates in New Zealand.2
  • The majority of our research is undertaken in partnership with practice communities.
  • Doctoral candidates receive annual Postgraduate Research Student Support (PReSS) funding for research expenses.

12023 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
22023 QS World University Rankings.

Research opportunities

When you join us for your doctoral study in Education, you will be able to help improve the educational and social wellbeing of communities. Our research harnesses the vast potential that diversity brings to address education and social justice issues – nationally, regionally and globally.

Faculty researchers explore educational and social science research from a wide range of perspectives, many of which are aligned to the central theme of superdiversity and the following key sub-themes:

  • Leading learning
  • Advancing equity for all sectors of society
  • Enhancing indigenous opportunities
  • Promoting lifelong wellbeing
  • Supporting intercultural inclusiveness
  • Pasifika research

We welcome research proposals on a wide range of topics, some of which contribute to projects being undertaken in our research centres/units and schools:

Find out more about out available supervisors and research projects you could join by clicking the link below.

Past and current research topics

Scholarships and awards

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries, contact us using the details below.


Phone: (09) 623 8883 (within Auckland)
            0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)
            +64 9 373 7513 (overseas)

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