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.
High-quality teaching is at the heart of what we do – and we are ranked in the Top 15 for Postgraduate Learning Experience in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021.
“Our lecturers have been so patient, from the beginning they made you feel that you were going to be all right. They’re happy to share their wealth of knowledge and experience. It’s so important for us to hear about industry experience and to understand where we might sit in the industry”.
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
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. Alongside partners in the UK and overseas, our researchers are also part of the global effort to fight the COVID-19 virus.
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.
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.
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 shar ae 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.