HEDC offers two formal Higher Education courses, as well as options for further study at masters or doctorate level:
Why study higher education?
Our Postgraduate Handbook (available on the right) will help you get a feel for what you can expect as a postgraduate student at HEDC. It will tell you about the courses we offer, our research interests, our postgraduate community and the resources we have available.
You can also see the profiles of our current postgraduate students and their research topics on the our people page.
How do I enrol?
- First you must be admitted to the programme. You can apply through the University of Otago website’s courses and subjects section.
- If you are admitted, you must enrol at university. This is the formal enrolment process that all students must undertake. Information can be obtained on the main University website enrolment page or by calling the University’s infoline on 0800 80 80 98.
Fees are paid as you go, on a per-paper, per-year basis. To see the current tuition fees schedule, refer to the main Otago University website.
If you teach at the University of Otago, you may be eligible for reimbursement of your fees and an allowance of time to study. Discuss your application with your Head of Department before you apply for admission. Applications for study assistance must be submitted to your Pro Vice-Chancellor or Divisional Head via your HoD.
Don’t know which course to take?
If you’re not yet sure whether the diploma or the certificate is the right choice for you, you can make a start and then decide later on. For example, you might enrol in the certificate and decide at the end of the year that it was so stimulating that you want to carry on! In this case the University is able to re-register you in the diploma and back date your enrolment to start with HEDU 501/X. If you enrolled in the diploma and at the end of HEDU/X 502 you decided that two papers were enough, then you could opt to take out the certificate instead.