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The University of Derby offers a wide range of postgraduate courses including master's 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

3,893 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 35%
  • Part Time 65%

Domicile

  • UK 90%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 7%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 50 855 905
Other 45 765 810
Psychology 20 525 545
Business & Management Studies 20 310 330
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 100 105
Nursing 5 100 105
Geography & Environmental Science 5 80 85
Social Work 5 80 80
Law 10 70 80
Occupational Therapy 0 60 60
Materials Technology 5 55 55
Medical Technology 5 55 55
General Engineering 5 55 55
Computer Science 25 25 50
Sports Science 10 35 45
Art & Design 5 40 45
Civil Engineering 5 40 40
Building 5 40 40
Accounting & Finance 5 35 40
Architecture 5 35 40
Librarianship & Information Management 0 40 40
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 30 35
Marketing 5 25 30
Mechanical Engineering 10 20 30
Sociology 5 25 30
Communication & Media Studies 5 20 25
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 25 25
Creative Writing 5 15 20
Biological Sciences 10 5 15
Agriculture & Forestry 0 15 15
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 15 15
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 5 10
Mathematics 5 5 5
History 5 0 5
Physics & Astronomy 0 5 5
Geology 0 5 5
Social Policy 5 0 5
Music 5 0 5
Economics 5 0 5
English 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,400–7,400
Mixed 5,400–7,400
Laboratory 5,400–10,500
Clinical 5,400–10,500
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 can receive up to 25% discount when they progress to postgraduate study (terms and conditions apply). 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.