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University of Derby

University of Derby

At the University of Derby, our focus is on industry-relevant, expert teaching to help you prepare for a successful career.

We offer a range of postgraduate courses (across a wide variety of subjects; many are accredited by industry bodies. You’ll work with an academic team that has years of industry experience and a passion for applied research. And you’ll be part of a diverse community of students, including many from countries around the world.

Our reputation
High-quality teaching is at the heart of what we do – and we are ranked in the Top 10 for Postgraduate Learning Experience in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020.

“My tutors and lecturers were all fantastic, answering any questions I had, meeting with me to discuss the material and providing great feedback that enabled me to gain a Distinction.”

Charlie Bell
MSc Marketing Management

Our research
Our researchers are involved in projects as diverse as health and wellbeing, criminology, education, the arts and creative industries and much more. Their focus is on making discoveries that will create positive economic, medical, social, cultural and educational change.

Our wide-ranging research includes studies that are helping to conserve coral reefs in the face of climate change; developing safe, immersive sound systems for indoor and outdoor use; supporting greater inclusion for young people with special educational needs and disability; and developing strategies to support a greener economy.

We have invested £200 million over the past ten years to create modern facilities with the latest equipment to support your studies. These include our STEM Centre with the latest computing and engineering laboratories; hi-tech health care facilities; and a dedicated building for our Law, Criminology and Social Sciences courses.

Your career
Our supportive and experienced Careers and Employment Service provides advice and help throughout your studies and for three years after you finish your postgraduate degree. Support on offer includes: a range of workshops, lectures and seminars to help you develop your employability; networking and employer events; a vacancy database; and application and job search advice.

There is also guidance and practical help if you want to start your own business.

Our location
Derby is at the heart of England, with good transport links to the rest of the UK. The region is home to multi-national companies including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. We work closely with these and other local employers to create opportunities for research, work experience and insight visits to enhance and inform your studies.

Derby is a Purple Flag city, recognised for its entertaining, safe, enjoyable and diverse night life. There’s much to discover here, including cinemas, theatre, museums and a variety of bars and restaurants. Parks and green spaces offer opportunities to unwind, while the beautiful Peak District National Park is close by, offering a range of outdoor activities.

We offer a range of accommodation in our award-winning halls of residence. Flamsteed Court, next to our Kedleston Road site, is specifically for our postgraduate and mature students. It provides quieter accommodation with en suite facilities. In most flats, two students share kitchen and social space.

You can also choose to live in our other halls of residence which also accommodate undergraduate students. If you prefer to rent privately, we can advise you on your options.

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