University of Derby
Located in the heart of England, University of Derby has built on its region’s heritage of innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and a Top 30 UK University in the Guardian University Guide 2020, its academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure that their students are ready for a successful career.
Whether student choose to study online or on-campus in Derby, Buxton or Chesterfield, its wide range of subjects will help them develop the skills and confidence to aim high. The undergraduate degree at University of Derby feature projects for real companies, practical lessons and assessments, work placements, internships and more. Students can choose subjects that includes Art & Design, Forensic Science and Motorsport Engineering courses. Postgraduate study at the University of Derby can mean many things, a master’s degree, teacher training, a professionally-accredited qualification or a research degree and students can choose to study their way either full-time, part-time or online. Students can even choose short professional development courses based on their requirements.
Joining a club or society is a great way to make friends, develop or try something new. There are over 150 sports clubs and societies on offer at the University and all are run by students and supported by the Union. From individual sports like archery, boxing, swimming, trampolining and even weightlifting, to team sports like football, rugby (union and league), cricket, netball, table tennis, American football, dodgeball and cheerleading, students will surely have the best time of their life.
The Institute of Education has a Forest School Practitioner who offers Forest School sessions across all programmes of Education. The Forest School sessions are held in an area of woodland close to Kedleston Road, Derby Campus. Adjacent to the patch of woodland is a sports field, which is also used for fieldwork in areas of education. Whilst these sites are owned by the University they are also designated as open green space for community use. Each session aims to fit specific aspects of education and demonstrate how they can be linked to the curriculum.
Derby is an intimate, friendly city with lots going on and a reputation for innovation and its central position means it is really easy to get to. Students can choose to study at the buzzing, contemporary campus of Derby, the grand 18th-century Dome in Buxton, or the beautifully restored building in Chesterfield. The university has invested heavily in first-class facilities so all its campuses at the University of Derby contain the latest equipment and technology. The result is courses with valuable hands-on experience, which give you a taste of life beyond university.
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