Choose Education at Derby - Institute of Education - University of Derby

Choose Education at Derby

Education at Derby offers highly regarded courses brought to you by expert academics. We have international learning opportunities and a vast number of partnerships and collaborations.

At Derby, we offer a great student experience, always focusing on you as an individual and working hard to prepare you for the challenges of 21st century teaching and learning. In a climate of almost constant change, the education agenda is sometimes influenced by rapid shifts in policy and the needs of the contemporary workplace. Our aim is to prepare you to meet these challenges as they are translated to the modern classroom.

We specialise in Initial Teacher Education and EYTSChildhood StudiesEducation Studies and SENDSchool Direct and Post 14 and Postgraduate Studies.

We have top class courses - Ofsted rated our Primary Education courses as 'outstanding' in 2015, and in the Newly Qualified Teacher Survey our students rated their training as among the best in the country.

  • You will have the opportunity to take part in international learning - if you choose BA (Hons) Education Studies or BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, you could study abroad in the Netherlands or Brussels which will develop your confidence and boost your employability prospects
  • We have lots of exciting partnerships and collaborations, as we work with many local schools, early years' settings, colleges and other organisations which will enhance your learning experience and support you in becoming a confident and inspirational education professional
  • As well as sharing their research findings with you, our lecturers regularly publish their work to inform the education sector, and many lecturers have published books on topics such as behavioural management in early years, understanding special educational needs and lifelong learning in contemporary Britain.