Postgraduate Students - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Welcome Postgraduate Students

Welcome to Postgraduate studies in the College of Education, Health and Human Development. Our team of academics are recognised both nationally and internationally as leading scholars and researchers in their fields. They are dedicated to supporting and mentoring students in all levels of their study and in their research. Over past years some very productive collaborations have been developed as well as a growing number of significant publications.

Our postgraduate students themselves are developing a strong community of scholarship through which they encourage and support each other and challenge themselves.

Come and study with the best, and be the best!

Postgraduate and Professional Development programmes provides a full list of all postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate and Professional Development Applications provides information about the enrolment process.

Masters Thesis programmes

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PhD programmes

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More information about Postgraduate programmes and their courses is available in the PostGraduate Prospectus which can be obtained by emailing or phoning 0800 VARSITY (827 748).


Tariq HabbiyarUC Education Student putting books in the hands of Afghan children

A UC Education postgraduate student is putting books in the hands of Afghan children through the virtual world and distributing to villages in Afghanistan as part of his PhD research project.

Tariq Habibyar’s study project - One Story and One Village at a Time - has the goal of seeing five million Afghan children having access to his books by 2020. He is setting up a foundation with the Ministry of Justice in Afghanistan and is also keen to get support from the New Zealand Army who have previously supported Afghanistan's education. The foundation is called Aida Children's Foundation and Tariq developed his idea through the UC Innovators scholarship.

The overall goal of the foundation is not only to give Afghan children access to books and libraries but also to improve their lives through educational books. Stories will focus on promoting attitudes towards gender equality as Afghanistan is currently a highly male-dominated country.