Postgraduate
study

Whether you want to take a new direction, become an expert in your field, or pursue your passion for the subject you love, transform your future with postgraduate study at Derby.

Invest in yourself

We offer a wide range of postgraduate courses and flexible study options, including part-time and online. You’ll be taught by world-leading academics who are educating and empowering the next generation of game-changers with an industry-relevant, research-informed curriculum. Our partnerships and collaboration with industry provide the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in real-world settings.

Studying a postgraduate degree will set you apart. It’s your opportunity to gain advanced skills and focus your talents. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge and expertise, combined with higher-level practical skills to offer future employers, preparing you for a career at the forefront of your profession.

We will stretch and challenge you throughout your postgraduate studies. You’ll be guided by supportive lecturers and tutors who are experts in what they do, with years of industry experience. Many are also involved in research projects, pushing the boundaries of knowledge. So you’ll know what you’re learning is up to date and relevant to today’s world.

We’re focused on helping you get to where you want to be. Many of our postgraduate courses are accredited by professional bodies, giving you a head start in your career. And, with state-of-the-art facilities and strong industry connections, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge as you prepare for an exciting future.

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Paying for postgraduate study

When deciding to study a postgraduate course, funding options will play a key factor in your decision. So, what help and funding options are available? Find out about the costs, as well as the scholarships, bursaries and alumni discounts that are on offer to eligible students.

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Flexible study

Life can be busy, and it's easy to think we can't find the time to study. We offer a wide range of courses and flexible options to help you balance your studies with your other commitments.

You can choose to study full-time or part-time on-campus for many courses. And for true flexibility we are one of the UK's leading providers of online education, with years of experience in delivering quality courses to suit you. As with our on-campus courses, these are developed in partnership with professional bodies and employers, and we have more professionally accredited courses than any other online provider in the UK. 

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Our research

Research is at the heart of what we do, and our research is making a difference. It informs our teaching and helps to improve lives. If you choose to study a research degree with us, you will join our active and supportive research community that is making a real impact into areas as diverse as health, sustainable energy, nature connectedness and creative industries.

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Our research impact

Our research is influencing the future, not just for our students and region, but at a national and international level. We are at the forefront of discoveries, changing the way we see things for the better.

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Student stories

Discover how our postgraduate students are using their passion, skills and determination to make a difference.

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Postgraduate Open Events

Join us at an upcoming on-campus Postgraduate Open Event, where you will get the opportunity to meet our expert academics and find out more about your course.

Next Open Event: Wednesday 8 May, 3pm - 6pm

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