Derby is a busy city in England, located in the east midlands region - around 115 miles north of London. It is home to one university, The University of Derby, as well as a graduate medical school associated with the University of Nottingham. There are around 25,000 students in the city.
Derby was the site of many important engineering innovations during the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century industrial revolution, with many new mill technologies being pioneered in the city. Since then it has continued to be an important manufacturing centre, home to famous UK companies such as Rolls-Royce.
Postgraduate students in Derby benefit from easy access to its wide range of universities, whilst living in a city with a strong local history and vibrant regional culture.
Derby retains many museums and heritage sites associated with its industrial heritage, as well as a range of famous public parks and gardens (Derby Arboretum was actually England's first public park).
Sport is also an important feature of the city's identity, with a large local football club (Derby FC) and successful cricket and rugby teams.
The University of Derby has its origins in the mid-nineteenth century, but was granted its university charter in 1992. It offers a range of postgraduate courses in various subject areas.
High quality postgraduate education in medicine is also offered by the University of Nottingham's graduate-entry medical school, located within the Royal Derby Hospital.
Finally, Derby's convenient location and strong road and rail transport links also place it within reach of various other famous English universities in nearby cities such as Nottingham and Leicester, as well as Coventry, Birmingham and Sheffield.
This online Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc, covers an advanced emerging area of manufacturing technology, also referred to as 3D printing. You will study a wide range of topics that will equip you with the knowledge and confidence in this everchanging area of engineering. These include: Additive Manufacturing Applications, Advanced Materials Science and Data Science Visualisation to name a few.
It is designed for both engineering graduates and also as a conversion programme for students who have other analytical qualifications. If you would like to know more about this course, visit our website.
Not only will you be studying a advanced new area of study, this online degree also equips you with the knowledge and academic underpinning to be able to apply for Chartered Engineer status once you've graduated.
Choose from two start dates – January or September
Why choose this course?
- When you've successfully completed this short course you'll have the reporting skills for interpreting DXA scans.
- You can study it as a stand alone course, or as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in DXA Reporting.
- You'll be supported by a range of healthcare professionals who reflect the clinical diversity in the management of fracture risk.
About this course
The course is equivalent to two modules at masters level 7. The course lasts for about 36 weeks, but is dependent on the time you need to develop your portfolio of evidence.
We've taken a multidisciplinary approach to developing this course, so you will benefit from learning with people from different professions, to improve your knowledge and understanding of DXA scans.
You'll attend a minimum of four study days which will support your learning, provide keynote lectures, case study discussions in small groups, and viewing of scan sessions. These interactive study days are an integral part of this course.
Following the study days, you'll develop a reflective portfolio of 100 cases, where you have independently reported on BMD results and commented on normal variants, artefacts and appearances in the image. You'll need to include a broad range of examples that reflect the diversity of your patient populations. Twenty of your reports will need to include detailed reflective practice. Your report should include treatment recommendations to agreed local protocols, which you'll need to include in your portfolio. You must present an audit of your reports compared with those of a trained practitioner. Your portfolio will need to be signed off by the trained practitioner who is your mentor in practice. You must ensure you have the support of a suitably appropriate mentor prior to admission on to the programme.
This online International Hospitality Management MSc is the only online higher education Masters programme accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.
As the dynamic hospitality industry becomes increasingly complex, the importance of qualifications for those in management roles becomes key, calling for a more diverse range of skills and knowledge.
Designed to meet the needs of the dynamic international hospitality industry, this course will equip you with practical and relevant skills, which combined with your existing experience, can help you to advance your career within the industry.
If you aren't ready to commit yourself to a full MSc degree you can complete a Postgraduate Certificate within 1 year of study.
You’ll gain relevant, practical, and business-focused knowledge, which combined with an understanding of operational, tactical and strategic issues, and the necessary management tools, will allow you to apply theories directly to your workplace situation.
The programme is particularly suited to those already working within the industry, holding a related or unrelated undergraduate degree, and looking for a practical route to deepen their knowledge of the hospitality industry and build upon existing qualifications.
This online learning degree is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype.
In addition to our academic teams, you’ll be appointed a dedicated online learner advisor who will support you on any non-academic issues throughout your course.
You’ll also benefit from many other university support services such as student wellbeing, eLibrary and resource centre, IT support and careers and employment service.
Choose from three start dates – January, May or September.
If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our MA / PGCert Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages) online degree is designed to help you.
• English as a Second Language (ESL)
• English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
• those teaching international students and immigrant groups within Community, FE and HE (ESOL/ EAP/EGAP)
• those involved in teaching non-native speakers of English within the private and state school sectors and work based contexts ( • EFL/EAL/ESOL/ESP).
It provides students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation, touching on such areas as applied linguistics, language acquisition, ESL/EFL classroom methods, testing, cross-cultural considerations and English as a Global Language.
Our modules will encourage you to consider ways of understanding language learning processes, and expand your awareness of the approaches and principles, models and pedagogies, alongside policies that support or influence successful English Language Teaching (ELT) across a range of local, national and international contexts.
Visit our website where you can try this course for free! Our course taster allows you to access a selection of content from a module within this course and experience online learning first hand.
Our MA Education is not a teaching qualification but previous students have benefited from this postgraduate degree, helping them to gain more senior roles, enriching their teaching, challenging their preconceptions and boosting their confidence.
Students frequently tell us that they most enjoy hearing the diverse mix of experiences, ideas and opinions brought by others taking the course, especially when that challenges their own thinking. Online discussion forums make this possible, and with such a wide variety of people on the course, from the UK and overseas, that’s not surprising. Our tutors have many years’ experience in the education sector themselves, so they understand your profession and are sympathetic to the pressures of balancing study with a busy teaching job.
Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. The course is divided into modules which are scheduled over fixed trimesters so there will be deadlines to meet; however you can organise your study time around your work and personal commitments in order to complete each module within the set time parameters.
Online class discussions are largely focused on contextualisation of theory to practice, so it’s stimulating, engaging and highly relevant to your day-to-day, professional life.
Start September, January or May.