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University of Derby

Transform your future at the University of Derby

Whether you want to step up the career ladder, change paths or pursue your passion for a subject you love, you can transform your world with postgraduate study at the University of Derby.

Located in the heart of England, Derby has great transport links with the rest of the UK. This central position means that the city has a long-standing reputation for innovation and industry. We have strong connections with a range of regional employers to support your studies through applied learning, guest lectures and other opportunities.

Academic expertise

Our teaching team bring a wealth of industry expertise to your studies – many are still working in their chosen profession. Many are also actively engaged in research, working towards new discoveries in areas as diverse as health and wellbeing, criminology, education, and the arts and creative industries. Their research will inspire and inform your studies and create opportunities for you to contribute.

Transform your future at the University of Derby

Exceptional facilities

Our bright, modern campus consists of several specialist teaching sites, including our vibrant hub at Kedleston Road. This is also home to our Sports Centre, main Library and social spaces. Wherever you are based for your studies, you will find the latest technology and industry-standard equipment at your fingertips.

Career support

Our flexible study options mean that you can choose to study part-time or online, continuing in your career while working towards professional qualifications. And there’s a range of career support and advice for you, including CV workshops, an employer mentoring scheme, networking and other events, and guidance on starting your own business.

Transform your future at the University of Derby


We have a vibrant research community with over 330 doctoral students, and more than 250 research-active staff. We organise regular events and opportunities for networking and development to support you on your research journey.

Visit us

Join us at one of our Open Events to find out more about postgraduate study at Derby. Talk to our teaching team, explore our campus and meet our specialist support teams. We look forward to welcoming you.

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College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Whether you’re starting out, resuming study or looking to take your career to the next level, the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences offers courses that are vibrant, engaging and innovative, and you’ll be developing your professional skills from day one.

We’re 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 match your commitment to postgraduate study with our energy and enthusiasm to give you a clear strategy for achieving your professional goals.

The College of Business, Law and Social Sciences aims to provide you with unrivalled opportunities - from guest lectures, events and projects to internships and mentor support. The way we teach is innovative and engaging, allowing you the opportunity to develop the skills and attributes you’ll need for a successful career.

Study with us and we’ll help develop you professionally and personally. You can follow a taught course or bring even more benefit to the professional world by breaking new ground through research.

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Making a real difference to health in our region

If you want to make a difference to the lives of others, our College of Health, Psychology and Social Care offers a great student experience, alongside research excellence, and experienced staff. We’ll work with you to prepare you for your future career and ensure you are fully prepared to work effectively as a professional with health, psychology and social care.

We have strong links with the NHS, meaning we keep our finger on the pulse of what is relevant within the healthcare professions. Many of our courses are accredited or approved by professional bodies. This means they are mapped against sector standards ensuring your education is relevant and up to date and you are highly employable.

We offer a wide range of flexible postgraduate courses within our Schools:
School of Allied Health and Social Care
Allied health professionals play a vital role in the healthcare industry. As the third largest workforce in the NHS, skilled graduates are very much in demand.

School of Nursing and Professional Practice
We develop the skills needed for the NHS. Because of our experience and reputation in the East Midlands, you will benefit from the relationships we have built up with local NHS Trusts and Private and independent providers of care.

School of Psychology
Our Psychology courses are designed to be challenging, stimulating and relevant to the needs to today’s society. You’ll learn techniques that enable people to enjoy healthy lifestyles and facilitate their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We boast some of the best facilities in the country, including a Clinical Skills Suite, Immersive Simulation Room, Diagnostic Imaging suite, Counselling suites, Occupational Therapy kitchen and a community care living space.

Our supportive and extremely committed teaching team is made up of highly skilled practitioners from a range of backgrounds. Not only do they teach but many are still involved in care, undertaking a wide range of evaluation and consultancy work at a local, regional and national level in their field; meaning you’re benefitting from the latest developments and innovations in your practice area. Many of our academics are active researchers and their work underpins our courses, which means you’ll be kept in touch with the very latest theories and what’s new in your subject.

We promote independent research through the support of our Research Centres and Groups:
- Health and Social Care Research Centre
- Nature Connectedness Research Group

Our forward-thinking research team adopts broad interdisciplinary approaches which are both distinctive and effective. Our Centres provide exciting opportunities for students to contribute to make a difference and help organisations solve real world problems and build heathy, sustainable communities.

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We are the home of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths: the STEM skills that are essential to the UK’s Industrial Strategy and many global initiatives. From digitisation to decarbonisation, we have an important role to play in shaping the future. And by studying with us, you can too.

Our courses are specially designed to fuel the minds of the passionately curious. We are a University where you will be intellectually challenged and encouraged to create new knowledge in your field. With a strong emphasis on applying theory to practice, we encourage you to learn through real-world experiences. All of our course content is industry relevant and aligned to the priorities of global initiatives as well as being informed by research and the latest thinking.

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