University of Derby
University of Derby
Your professional future in the making at the University of Derby
Your future, your ambition, our focus
At the University of Derby, we match your commitment to postgraduate study with our energy and enthusiasm to give you a clear strategy for achieving your professional goals.
Renowned for the outstanding quality of our teaching and internationally recognised research community, we offer industry-relevant postgraduate qualifications, first-rate facilities and flexible access to any support and guidance you need.
We'll nurture your ambition by helping you develop an in-depth knowledge of your subject area. Your work will be inspired, informed and enhanced by access to and involvement in the pioneering work of our researchers.
Designed with input from employers and industry bodies, you can be sure your postgraduate qualification will match sought-after workplace skills. Opportunities to apply for placements and internships where you'll grow your industry contacts will further enhance your academic studies.
Research at Derby
Our research has a strong foundation, with 74% of our research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) considered internationally significant.
To build on this, we are investing in a new generation of research centres that will enable us to address the challenges facing industry, business, the public sector and wider society. Research informs our teaching, encourages enterprise and supports businesses, local authorities and other bodies, while building our reputation, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The University of Derby is rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF is a new scheme developed by the Department for Education in England for recognising excellent teaching.
Our teaching staff can offer you the perfect combination of academic excellence and industry experience. Across our postgraduate courses, you will find lecturers who still practise in their chosen field and who are active and respected researchers. You can be sure that you are receiving teaching that is up to date and relevant to today's job market.
Our modern Derby Campus offers up-to-the-minute facilities at several sites, all within easy reach of each other and the compact and vibrant city centre. Our Buxton Campus occupies an enviable position in the beautiful Grade II* listed Devonshire Dome.
Across our campuses, we've invested £200 million over ten years in some of the most up-to-date facilities you'll find anywhere.
Whether you want to top up your professional qualifications, change your career or develop a more detailed and in-depth knowledge of the subject you love, we have a flexible range of study options across many disciplines.
Fees and funding
Our postgraduate courses are competitively priced. Postgraduate fees vary across different courses and study options; you can check our current fees on individual courses using our course search. On our website, you can also find helpful information regarding funding your postgraduate study.
Come and visit
If you'd like to find out more about the University and our courses, visit us at one of our Open Events.
Dates for 2017/18 are:
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 5-7pm
Tuesday 15 May 2018, 5-7pm
Saturday 7 July 2018, 10am-1pm
Thursday 6 September 2018, 5-7pm
Thursday 8 November 2018, 5-7pm
University of Derby Online Learning
Our vocational online distance learning courses are particularly suited to busy, working professionals. Many of our degree courses are accredited by a professional body, so you can be sure that course content is relevant, and your qualification will be recognised and valued by your industry.
So if you need a university degree or professional qualification to progress in your chosen career, but don’t want to commit to full-time or on-campus study, we’re ready to help you achieve your goals.
Get in touch
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