Meet our postgraduate students

Student stories

The journey to postgraduate study can take many paths. You may want to follow your passion, boost your career, reshape your future or simply have a desire to take a deeper look into your subject area.

These students have shared their journey with us and reveal what inspired them to take that next challenging step in their academic career.

PhD student Bowen Shang

Following my passion

Finding your passion for a subject is not always a straightforward journey. Bowen Shang’s route to studying for a PhD in Marketing began with a first degree in Chemistry.

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Danielle Roe with arms raised in front of a dramatic sky

Ready to take on the world

There was a time when Danielle Roe lacked confidence. But, having completed our MRes in Social Sciences and Humanities, she now feels ready to take on the world.

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Jill Baker reading

Reshaping my future

Jill Baker had a plan. She was going to finish her Education Studies BA (Hons) at Derby then head abroad to live and teach. But plans change. Jill has stayed to study for an MA in Education.

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Law student Nta Nta

Improving my prospects

Lawyer Nta Nta from Nigeria knew a postgraduate degree would increase his knowledge in his chosen specialism and improve his career prospects. He is now studying for our Master of Laws (LLM) at Derby.

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