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The University of Derby offers a wide range of postgraduate courses including masters degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, professional qualifications and research degrees such as MPhil and PhD. Renowned for the outstanding quality of its teaching and for its internationally recognised research community, it provides industry-relevant postgraduate qualifications, first-rate facilities and flexible access to support and guidance.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,400 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 33%
  • Part Time 67%

Domicile

  • UK 89%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 7%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 55 775 830
Business & Management Studies 20 325 340
Psychology 15 240 255
Geography & Environmental Science 5 90 95
Law 10 80 90
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 85 85
General Engineering 5 70 70
Social Work 0 65 65
Occupational Therapy 0 65 65
Nursing 5 50 50
Medical Technology 0 50 50
Sports Science 15 35 45
Materials Technology 0 40 40
Librarianship & Information Management 5 40 40
Computer Science 20 20 40
Accounting & Finance 5 35 35
Mechanical Engineering 10 25 35
Civil Engineering 5 35 35
Building 5 35 35
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 25 35
Art & Design 5 30 35
Marketing 5 25 35
Architecture 5 30 30
Communication & Media Studies 5 30 30
Sociology 5 20 25
Agriculture & Forestry 0 20 20
Creative Writing 5 15 20
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 15 15
Physics & Astronomy 0 10 10
Geology 0 10 10
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 5 5
Biological Sciences 5 0 5
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 5 5
History 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 5 5
English 5 0 5
Social Policy 5 0 5
Forensic Science 0 5 5
American Studies 5 0 5
Economics 5 0 5
Music 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,220–6,000
Mixed 6,000–6,570
Laboratory 6,975–8,775
Clinical 6,300–8,100
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • University of Derby alumni are eligible to receive a 10% discount on their fees for postgraduate courses at Derby (terms and conditions apply); other support may be available.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Postgraduate students can apply to live in the halls of residence, which are all within easy reach of university campuses.
  • Accommodation options include a small complex of apartments, or being immersed in the full swing of student life by sharing with undergraduates in larger and more traditional halls of residence.