The Derby Difference
for postgraduate students

Here are just some of the things that make postgraduate and professional study at the University of Derby so special.

Find out about even more by attending one of our Postgraduate Open Events.

Stand out from the crowd

Postgraduate study is your chance to stand out from the crowd. At Derby, we know that your academic qualifications are only part of that story.

With study and personal support, opportunities to travel abroad, and ways to enhance your CV or make the most of your free time, we’ll make sure your postgraduate journey is rewarding and fulfilling, wherever it’s taking you.

Personal Academic Tutor

You’ll be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor who will ensure you feel stretched by your studies, supporting you to feel confident in achieving your goals.

Tutor speaking to pg student in the hub

Union of Students

You will have access to the Union of Students, along with over 40 sports clubs and 70 student societies.

students in union bar

Student gym membership

Our student gym membership is only £99 for postgraduate students for a full year, which includes free classes, court hire and social sport.

Student in the gym

Trips abroad

Experience world culture with our International Travel Awards*, giving you the chance to visit places like Iceland, Rome, Budapest or New York City.

*Available to Postgraduate students studying standard part time/full time courses

Students in Iceland

International student support

For international postgraduate students we have a dedicated international support team who will help you quickly settle into university life here in the UK.

International postgraduate students

Free transport

All University of Derby students can take advantage of our free Unibus which links key locations including University of Derby sites, halls of residence, Derby city centre, the train station and Students' Park and Ride.


Dedicated student support

Our Student Wellbeing service provides dedicated support to all students on any issue, as well as specialist support for students with additional needs.

Two postgraduate students studying

Career development advice

All postgraduate students have access to our trained careers consultants from the minute you start studying until three years after your graduation.

PG Student speaking to career advisor

Discount for Alumni

University of Derby undergraduates can progress to postgraduate study with an Alumni discount of up to 25% off all course fees.

Postgraduate student in lab coat

Health and lifestyle amenities

We have an on-campus doctor's surgery, support for all students who are parents and a Chaplaincy Team with faith advisers and worship spaces for multiple religions.

Multi-faith centre on sunny day

Study abroad

Experience new cultures, meet new people and learn new things studying abroad with our Go Places Go Further programme.

Go Places Go Further

Tech resources

All postgraduate students receive free access to software such as Office 365 with 1TB of OneDrive storage and other course specific specialist software such as Adobe Creative Cloud.

Student using laptop

City entertainment

Student tickets at Derby Theatre are just £5, and cinema tickets at Derby QUAD start from just £3.50.

Entertainment in Derby