Intro

Here at the University of Derby, we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great start. We know how important it is to have the best teaching, and we’re proud to be rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework; but we also offer so much more, with some of the best university facilities in the country, opportunities for industry experience and practical, hands-on learning to make your studies relevant to life after graduation. To help broaden your horizons, we offer a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, whatever your subject – a great way to experience a different culture, meet new people and add to your CV.

Facilities

Our main campus is in Derby, a hi-tech city with lots going on. The campus is spread across several sites, from our main one at Kedleston Road which also houses our Sports Centre and main library, to One Friar Gate Square, our specialist building for law and criminology courses. Markeaton Street is your base for arts, engineering and technology and boasts a new STEM Centre as well as a separate building dedicated to fashion and textiles. A short step from here is the beautifully restored Britannia Mill, where you can study fine art, dance, social work or creative expressive therapies.

All our sites provide study spaces and food outlets for your downtime between lectures. We’ve invested £200 million in our facilities over the past ten years which means you’ll be learning in hi-tech surroundings, including a mock hospital ward, multi-scene Forensic Training Facility and Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, to name a few.

There’s free transport between sites in Derby, accommodation and the city centre, so it’s easy to get around.

Our Buxton Campus is a leading spa and wellness town on the edge of the Peak District, one of the UK’s busiest national parks. The town provides the perfect location for our hospitality, spa, culinary arts, events, tourism and outdoor courses. We’re based in the historic Devonshire Dome, equipped with everything you need to perfect your skills, including high-specification kitchen, restaurant and café and award-winning commercial day spa.

At Chesterfield, you’ll find the old and new combining to create state-of-the-art provision for nursing and health care courses. We’ve transformed the former Chesterfield Girls’ Grammar School into a modern, bright base for your studies. Among its facilities is a cutting-edge Immersive Interactive Simulation Suite, replicating real-life scenarios in a safe learning environment.

Student life

Our active Union of Students organises a host of activities to help you get the most out of your time with us. Welcome Fortnight gives you not one but two weeks of fun as you settle into University life.

Club nights and parties will soon have you making friends, while outdoor cinemas and open mic nights provide something with a little more laid-back. Sport is on offer at the competitive or social level, and societies cover a range of academic subjects, hobbies and other interests. The Union is also there to represent and support you throughout your time at the University.

Derby has a vibrant and compact city centre with plenty of places to eat and drink. There are cinemas, an arts centre, and a good choice of entertainments, from night clubs to escape rooms, trampolining centre, a Christmas ice rink, bowling and indoor golf. If you love to shop, the indoor Intu shopping centre has a good selection of high street shops, while the historic Cathedral Quarter has some more individual boutiques and specialist shops.

Buxton is a quieter town and a great base for outdoor pursuits, perfect if you love walking, climbing, cycling or canoeing. It’s also well-known for its art and cultural scene, with a popular summer arts festival among several events. There’s a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants, but it’s only a short journey to the bright lights of Manchester if you do want a big night out – so you can get the best of both worlds here.

Open Days

We’d love to welcome you to an Open Day. It’s the best way to see the University for yourself and ask all those questions you have about the course, the city, and the campuses. You can take a campus tour with current students, go to talk about the subject you want to study, meet students and staff who can tell you what it’s like to study here and take a tour of our accommodation. There’s advice on hand on applying, finance and studying abroad, as well as access courses, online study and other options.

Open Days take place throughout the year – for full details see our website.

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BA

University of Derby

Choose an economics degree with a difference. We specialise in applied economics, setting you apart from graduates of more traditional courses. You’ll gain a solid ground ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Choose an economics degree with a difference. We specialise in applied economics, setting you apart from graduates of more traditional courses. You’ll gain a solid grounding in economic theory but use that theory to address real-world business challenges. It’s a dynamic, modern degree which fosters all the skills, vision and analytical thinking you need as an applied economist in business or consultancy. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and reach high professional standards.

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If you want a qualification that adds kudos to your CV, BA (Hons) Economics is for you. Economics graduates with knowledge of business and leadership – who can shape policy and drive change – are in great demand globally.... [-]

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Highly creative people with original ideas are needed in the endlessly changing animation world. On this course, you’ll produce distinctive work and gain professional awa ... [+]

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On our BA (Hons) Animation programme, you’ll experiment with the latest digital software, learn about the principles of animation, produce distinctive animated films and develop the professional awareness you need to launch your career. Working with experienced teaching staff in our newly refurbished, dedicated production studio, you will gain the knowledge and expertise you need through traditional and digital animation practice.

You will experiment with a broad range of methods, materials and processes, from traditional hand-drawn animation to 3D digital techniques. The course will encourage you to select from and combine methods in pursuing your individual interests, developing a distinctive approach to animation production and helping you to realise your own unique vision. You will explore the use of animation for storytelling, social commentary, personal agenda films, documentary, music videos, live performance, broadcasting and advertising. Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016. ... [-]
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Ranked by the Guardian as a top 10 university for hospitality, we equip you for careers at the industry’s highest levels. You’ll benefit from real-world projects, field t ... [+]

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Highly skilled hospitality managers are in demand across the world right now. Our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management will help you seize all the opportunities on offer in this exciting and fast-moving industry.

Choose to complete your degree in three years or take a placement year in industry between your second and final years Prepare for a career at the highest levels of hospitality, a sector which offers rapid career progression Study at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, ideally located on the edge of the Peak District National Park You’ll benefit from regular opportunities to work on real-life projects in our inspirational Grade II* listed Devonshire Dome which has a fine dining restaurant and bistro, state-of-the-art training kitchen and is a major hospitality venue in its own right Draw on our links with some of the leading names in hospitality – such as Claridge’s, Marriott and Gleneagles – for placement opportunities, practical consultancy projects and networking Boost your professional credibility on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality Become a member of hosco, the world’s leading hospitality careers network for students and graduates January start is available for Stage 3 entry only ... [-]
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Join the next generation of talented journalists, producing powerful stories for the digital news era. You’ll gain substantial practical experience in our TV and radio st ... [+]

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Journalism at Derby has been ranked in the Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2019.

We teach the next generation of talented journalists. This degree gives you all the skills you need to go behind the headlines and build a career as a journalist in the age of the internet.

‌Gain substantial practical experience of researching and producing powerful print, audio, video and online stories Get to grips with the latest techniques and technologies which are transforming journalism in an era of digital news Enjoy work placements with media organisations in the UK or overseas Hone your skills in our outstanding facilities which include TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom Take the chance to specialise in a journalistic genre of your choice – from film to fashion, sport to crime, science to politics Prepare for a rewarding career in journalism, online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising, corporate communications, law, public administration or politics Spend time studying abroad in America or Europe We have a strong focus on employability: 91.7% of graduates from this course had reached graduate level destinations within 6 months of completing this course (HESA 2016). ... [-]
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Develop practical, professional and intellectual skills to prepare for a future in fields like family liaison, inclusion support, teaching assistants, mentoring, adult ed ... [+]

Course description Top 20 for Education * *The Guardian University Guide 2019

Our distinctive degree paves the way to some of the most rewarding, inspiring and satisfying careers of all – working in special educational needs and disability support.

Education at Derby has been ranked in the Top 20 in the Guardian League Table 2019 Prepare for roles where you can make a genuine difference – from family liaison and inclusion support to teaching assistance and mentoring Build an in-depth understanding of the theories, factors and contexts for special educational needs and disability (SEND) Undertake work placements to develop your practical, professional and intellectual skills Learn from experts in the fields of education, health, psychology and social work to gain real insights into professional life Gain an international perspective, with the opportunity to spend time studying abroad through the Go Places, Go Further scheme Chart your future direction at a university with a strong track record for employability: 96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree If you already have a Foundation degree then and wish to top it up to a full BA (Hons) then you can do so by applying directly to the university If you complete this course and meet the entry requirements for our PGCE Primary, we will guarantee you an interview - see below for full detail ... [-]
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If you dream of working in a football club or at events like Wimbledon and the Olympics, this degree is for you. At every stage, you’re guaranteed a placement in a profes ... [+]

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Sport has become one of the world’s most lucrative and high-profile business sectors. Choose our pioneering BA (Hons) Sport Management course to launch your career in an industry which never fails to thrill.

Experience working in the industry through placements at Derby County FC, Utoxeter Race Course, Derby Arena, Team Derby and other sport businesses Gain hands-on experience in organising large sporting events – from football and cricket to basketball and half marathons Develop in-depth knowledge of sport marketing, media, PR, finance, events, operations and international sport Build strategic, leadership and enterprise skills for a successful future in sport management Join a sport course which is ahead of the game: ours was the first degree of its kind in the country to guarantee every student a sport business work placement during each year of their studies ... [-]
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Marketing at Derby is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. We equip you with the skills, confidence and creativity to shape an organisation’s marketing st ... [+]

This degree will provide you with a solid grounding in marketing whilst helping you to develop managerial skills so you can go into employment at senior levels within any business sector.

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Marketing at Derby is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. We equip you with the skills, confidence and creativity to shape an organisation’s marketing strategy and help it develop a customer-led approach to business opportunities. You’ll learn how to combine all elements of the marketing mix and you’ll gain the skills and positive attitude needed to manage in house teams or outsourced agencies to achieve business goals.

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Build skills in marketing communications, PR and advertising. Keep up to date with latest multi-media techniques. Learn how a strong, consistent brand image is developed ... [+]

Offering practical, in-depth study of one of the most exciting business disciplines, this specialist degree equips you to plan effective communication campaigns that deliver the right message to the right people in the right way.

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Build skills in marketing communications, PR and advertising. Keep up to date with latest multi-media techniques. Learn how a strong, consistent brand image is developed – and the impact it has on business profitability. Marketing at Derby is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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If you’re intrigued by the way companies promote products, services and brands to different audiences, BA (Hons) Marketing (PR and Advertising) is the right choice. It’s accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) so – if you choose specific modules – you’ll gain exemptions towards the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.... [-]

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Develop both the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to become an effective police officer, whilst also becoming a Special Constable as part of the course. You’l ... [+]

A policing career demands skill, responsibility, leadership and initiative – together with a genuine desire to make a difference to society. Our innovative BA (Hons) Policing prepares you for one of the most challenging professions of all.

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Develop both the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to become an effective police officer, whilst also becoming a Special Constable as part of the course. You’ll gain a thorough grasp of criminal justice systems and the powers used by the police, giving you a real head start in your career.

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If you want an in-depth understanding of the police officer’s role today – and the chance to explore policing issues critically – this degree is a great choice. You can tailor your studies, choosing from final-year pathways in crime investigation; working with offenders; international criminology; or criminology theory and practice.... [-]

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You’ll examine the causes and consequences of crime, drawing on our strong professional partnerships and inspired by lecturers who won the National Award for Excellence i ... [+]

Criminology at Derby ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Explore some of the most pressing issues confronting society today. Challenging and inspiring, BSc (Hons) Criminology delivers the skills, knowledge and practical insights you need to become a highly effective career professional in the criminal justice system.

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You’ll examine the causes and consequences of crime, drawing on our strong professional partnerships and inspired by lecturers who won the National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology. Criminology at Derby is also ranked Top 10 in the Guardian League Table 2020.

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BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance helps you become proficient in undertaking research and analysis, handling complex financial data sources, diagnosing problems and taking ... [+]

Skills in applied economic and financial analysis are valued by employers worldwide. This topical degree equips you to solve complex problems within financial institutions and business organisations.

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BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance helps you become proficient in undertaking research and analysis, handling complex financial data sources, diagnosing problems and taking the high-level decisions expected of an applied economist. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institution for Securities and Investment (CISI), the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK.

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Join a new generation of cybersecurity professionals. You’ll learn how to manage security incidents and ensure systems are robust, all underpinned by vital experience in ... [+]

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As companies increasingly look to defend themselves against cyber attacks, the number of job openings is growing rapidly. If you have an interest in the latest technologies, a flair for problem-solving and a capacity for quick thinking, fulfilling career in cybersecurity is for you.

Prepare for high-level roles in the drive to combat cybercrime Gain all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by today’s cybersecurity professionals Learn in the impressive setting of our new Network and Security suite Take an optional industrial placement year which will stand you in good stead for securing a rewarding job on graduation Get involved in exciting projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are collaborating with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research Become a highly employable graduate – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016) ... [-]
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Offering fieldwork opportunities in the UK and abroad, hands-on laboratory experience and links with zoos and wildlife groups, our degree is among the few accredited by t ... [+]

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With an excellent reputation for quality, our undergraduate zoology course gives you a head start in a fascinating, rewarding and varied career.

Our course is a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree and a Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management accredited degree pathway, providing you with many additional benefits and opportunities Gain industry experience through placements and projects with organisations like Sea Life, Twycross Zoo, Derby Museums and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Put theory into practice by conducting exciting fieldwork in the UK or abroad: in the past, our students have been as far afield as the Maldives Be inspired by a teaching team which includes world-renowned researchers and which was rated as ‘excellent’ by quality inspectors When offered, take the opportunity to apply on a competitive basis to go on paid internships with the University or relevant employers Gain an in-depth understanding ... [-]
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Business and Management at Derby has been ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. You’ll learn all about how to get the right goods to the right place, at th ... [+]

Logistics keeps the business wheels turning – whether revolutionising online shopping, sending supplies to disaster zones or transporting perishable goods worldwide. If you want to join an important, technology-driven industry, BSc (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management delivers the goods.

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Business and Management at Derby has been ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. You’ll learn all about how to get the right goods to the right place, at the right time and in the right condition. We cover everything from procurement, warehousing and transport to supply chains systems modelling and latest technologies transforming the industry.... [-]

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Marketing at Derby has been ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Consumer psychology is an important part of the modern marketer’s toolkit, pinpointing pe ... [+]

See marketing in a new light by specialising in consumer psychology. Featuring a Foundation Year to develop your skills and confidence, our innovative degree delivers the insights you need to build strong relationships with customers, consumers and clients.

Why choose this course?

Marketing at Derby has been ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Consumer psychology is an important part of the modern marketer’s toolkit, pinpointing people’s patterns of behavior and decision-making processes. As organisations increasingly place customer needs at the heart of their operations, this degree makes a compelling addition to your CV.

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Marketing at Derby is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Draw on your own experiences as an avid digital consumer and transform them into a rewarding ca ... [+]

From social media to search engines, mobile apps to viral marketing – how customers interact with brands is changing beyond all recognition. With digital marketing pivotal to every forward-thinking organisation, this degree is an opportunity to get yourself noticed.

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Marketing at Derby is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Draw on your own experiences as an avid digital consumer and transform them into a rewarding career. BSc (Hons) Marketing (Digital) equips you to harness latest thinking, technologies, tools and platforms to help organisations communicate in compelling and eye-catching ways.

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Bachelor

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Gaining experience in the industry as part of your degree will strengthen your skills and profile as a modern mechanical engineer. We place students with firms ranging fr ... [+]

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Our Mechanical Engineering graduates can look forward to excellent future prospects. Offering high-quality teaching and plenty of practical experience –plus an ideal location in the high-tech city of Derby – the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering will give you the edge in your career.

Mechanical Engineering has been ranked in the Top 20 in the Guardian University Guide 2019 Gain a head start on the route to becoming a Chartered Engineer: this degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council so it partially meets the academic requirement for CEng registration Enjoy invaluable professional insights by taking an optional industrial year between stages two and three of your studies Develop hands-on skills in solving real-world engineering problems Challenge yourself with exciting extra-curricular projects such as the Shell Eco-marathon and the British Model Flying Association Payload Challenge Broaden your perspectives through industrial visits and guest lectures by leading professionals Learn from our expert team of academic staff who have extensive industrial experience of engineering Enhance your employability – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016.) ... [-]
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