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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2020/21)

International fee

£14,045 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

120 (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code

F411

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

If you do not achieve the typical entry points required, you may want to consider studying this course with foundation year.

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Course description

Become a highly skilled and confident forensic scientist, fully prepared to investigate crime scenes, analyse evidence and present findings in court.

2ndin the UK for teaching quality****The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Forensic Science subject area
3rdin the UK for student satisfaction with teaching**Guardian University Guide 2020
3rdin the UK for student experience****The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Forensic Science subject area
8thfor student satisfaction* ***The Complete University Guide 2021, Forensic Science subject area
11thfor graduate prospects***The Complete University Guide 2021, Forensic Science subject area

Forensic Science at Derby

Separate the facts from the fiction on this dynamic course. We will fuel your passion for a forensic science career in a way that TV shows like CSI cannot match.

The world is rapidly changing, with ever more sophisticated methods required to solve crimes. Harnessing our specialist facilities, you’ll be guided through the full range of forensic practices and processes – from crime scene analysis to presenting evidence in court. You’ll investigate mock crime scenes including break-ins, assaults, road accidents, and drug and computer crime. You’ll present your findings in our newly refurbished courtroom and will be cross-examined by barristers just as you would be in the world of work. This will help you prepare for the diverse scenarios that you are likely to encounter throughout your career.

Using the latest biological and analytical equipment, you’ll have the opportunity to develop high-level skills in areas such as fingerprint, drug, DNA, bodily fluids and blood pattern analysis. You can also explore how entomology, anthropology and taphonomic processes can assist forensic investigations, and there is the opportunity to observe a post mortem.

You'll work alongside forensic scientists, fingerprint experts, renowned researchers, police officers, lawyers and judges for current and fresh perspectives on the role of the forensic scientist.

Expert teaching

Our staff are supportive, approachable and passionate about their subjects. In addition to their academic expertise, they have nearly 30 years of commercial forensic experience between them. You’ll be taught by active researchers conducting important studies into fields such as entomology, forensic photography, anthropology, taphonomy, drug analysis, fingerprint detection and enhancement techniques, blood pattern analysis and fire investigations.

Visiting speakers will share their experiences with you and help you learn more about latest developments in forensics. There are opportunities to hear from other criminal justice professionals too, such as police officers, lawyers and judges.

Specialist facilities

Our purpose-built Forensic Training Facility includes several domestic and commercial crime scenes, including a bedroom, lounge, garage, office, and a commercial area such, as a pharmacy or pub. It also features a blood pattern analysis room used for both teaching and research. The house is fitted with state-of-the-art digital surveillance including panoramic CCTV and equipment for two-way audio recording, and live feedback during your investigations.

Other facilities include an osteology lab for skeletal study, a wet forensic lab, a darkroom for specialised light searching, an entomology lab for insect investigation, a Clandestine Burial site, replica courtroom for presenting evidence, two crime scene cars, and forensic imaging facilities.

This is an applied science course based on subjects such as organic chemistry and molecular biology, so it teaches you to be highly analytical. We boast dedicated forensic, biological and chemical laboratories featuring modern instrumentation where you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice. You will also have access to our well-equipped imaging suite and insectary.

If you choose our Forensic Anthropology module, you will also work with a variety of archaeological specimens including Anglo Saxon skeletons loaned to us by Derby Museum.

CCTV of students taking part in an assessment in our Forensic Training Facilities.
Students taking part in an assessment in our Crime Scene Training Facility

Accredited course

This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, so you can be sure that the quality of our teaching, and the content of our course is of the highest standard. Depending on the optional modules you choose, you could also be eligible for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).

Forensic science students studying fingerprints

Forensic Training Facility

This custom built facility offers seven replica domestic and commercial crime scenes, a blood spatter room and fully panoramic CCTV and audio for live feedback.

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Strong employer links

We work in close partnership with Derbyshire Constabulary, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and the East Midlands Scientific Operations Unit (EMSOU). These collaborations open up exciting opportunities for you and help make your learning experience as realistic as possible.

You’ll benefit from the expertise of visiting police forensic trainers on projects in our crime scene house and you’ll take part in interactive fire demonstrations at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Training Station. We also offer the opportunity for you to undertake a placement with EMSOU in their forensic imaging unit, footwear unit or forensic analytical service laboratories.

Rebekah Muldowney in our Forensic Training Facility

Not just watching the detectives – working with them too

Our Forensic Science student Rebekah Muldowney is working with police forensics officers and detectives as part of her extended work placement in a CSI unit.

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Conduct your own research

For your final-year research project, you will have the chance to focus on the area which interests you most. Our students have undertaken fascinating investigations into everything from ballistics and trace detection of explosives to forensic photography and document analysis to entomotoxicology and analysis of new psychoactive substances.

We support you to share your research through high-profile conferences or forensic journals. Such activities can raise your profile as a talent of the future, helping you to stand out in a highly competitive job market. Our students and graduates have gone on to win prestigious awards from organisations like FIRN, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Fingerprint Society, or to present innovative projects at the Houses of Parliament.

Take a look at Sanita Nezirovic, lecturer in Forensic Science, discussing her involvement, as an anthropologist, in profiling a Bronze Age skeleton recently discovered in Northumbria:

Sanita Nezirovic, Leader in Forensic Science with Criminology, discusses her involvement, as an anthropologist, in profiling a Bronze Age skeleton recently discovered in Northumbria.

What you will study

Year 1Year 1Year 2Year 2Optional Placement YearOptional Placement YearYear 3Year 3

Code: 4BY505

Genetics

Since the full elucidation of DNA structure in 1952 our knowledge in the field of genetics has increased exponentially. The development of molecular techniques means that genetics now has the capacity to impact on almost all areas of human life. Medical testing, conservation work and criminal investigation are three diverse examples of areas that in which genetics plays a major role. Knowledge of such a significant area is thus a pre-requisite for all biological and forensic based study. The module aims to provide a broad introduction to, and basic understanding of, the key concepts in classical and molecular genetics. The module also addresses the role of genetics in society and some of the ethical issues that surround its use.
20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 4BY508

Chemistry of Life

This module introduces key concepts essential to the understanding of biological and biochemical structures and processes at an atomic, molecular and cellular level. The basic skills required to understand and interpret the behaviour of biological and chemical materials, both qualitatively and quantitatively, will be covered. This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the cell, both prokaryotic and eukaryotic, along with the basic biochemistry of carbohydrates and lipids.
20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 4FO500

Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Introduction to the fundamental concepts, techniques and processes used in the examination, documentation and analysis of the crime scene and specialist examinations. Basic understanding of the key roles of personnel and specialists present at the crime scene. Practical experience of examination, documentation and retrieval methods from mock crime scene scenarios.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4FO501

Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

This module starts by introducing some more advanced organic structures and aspects of Nomenclature as applied to these organic compounds. Also covered in this module are characteristic structures and behaviour of acids, bases, reductants and oxidants. Kinetic and thermodynamic factors that control important chemical reactions are covered as is characteristic functional group chemistry. The module touches on a selected range of important organic reactions including the mechanisms of reaction. The materials are presented in a forensically interesting and relevant context. Methods of analysis such as spectroscopy and chromatography are then introduced and discussed with reference to case studies of forensic interest.
20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 4FO502

Introduction to Forensic Science

The module will provide student with broad introductions to the fundamental concepts, techniques and processes used in the collection, processing, analysis and storage of forensic evidence and data. Students will also develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base within forensic science. Students will employ a range of specialised skills; evaluate observed and acquired information using it to plan and develop investigative strategies and to determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems. Introduction to forensic biology including human tissue analysis, biological trace evidence, hair and fibre analysis, fingerprints and the ethical considerations involved when dealing with forensic evidence. In addition, students will develop an understanding of the basic laboratory skills including microscopy, undertaking appropriate anti-contamination procedures, note taking and report writing.
20 Credits
core
Exam

Code: 4FO503

Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice for Forensic Science

The role of Forensic Science and the Forensic Scientist is predominantly focused towards the later stages of criminal Investigation. Understanding the full context of English Criminal Justice therefore, including the various bodies and organisations that contribute to this system is of paramount importance. Criminal law and Criminal legislation including Parliaments role in introducing new bills, the Police and Crown Prosecution Service are examples of areas where forensic science plays a role. Knowledge of such significant areas is thus pre-requisites for all forensic and forensic with criminology based studies.

The module aims to provide a broad introduction to, and basic understanding of, the structure of the English Criminal Justice system, including the Police, the Courts and the role of Forensic Scientist as Expert Witness. In addition, students will also research introductory concepts on the basis and response of criminality and criminal behaviour. The module also introduces the role of statistics to support the evaluation of evidence that a practicing forensic scientist would be expected to use in their casework interpretation.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5BY509

Molecular Biology

The Molecular Biology module builds directly on a range of aspects of genetics covered in the first year modules; particularly ‘Genetics’ and ‘Chemistry for Life’. The module also provides direct support to a wide range of material that will be covered in both biological and forensic modules in the third year. The module covers both theoretical and practical aspects of evolutionary and forensic genetics. A range of skills will be developed which are directly relevant to the workplace.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5FO501

Crime Scene to Court

Professionalism is at the core of forensic practitioners working practice. In this module students will develop the skills necessary for the investigation of the crime scenes and the presentation of this evidence in a court room scenario. The module develops an understanding of the importance of making informed decisions and appropriate judgements in the application of forensic science at all stages of the criminal justice system. Students will be expected to demonstrate competence in strategy and techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of evidence from a realistic crime scene scenario. Students will undertake a period of real-world experience to develop their fundamental graduate skills such as oral and written communication, teamwork and problem solving. These skills will be applied in the student’s journey to professional employment.
20 Credits
core
Practical
Coursework

Code: 5FO502

Forensic Analysis

This module introduces the core analytical techniques used in the identification of compounds and substances of forensic interest. The principles of spectroscopic and chromatographic methods are discussed, along with their application to the qualitative and quantitative analysis of various materials. The structure and composition of a range of materials of forensic interest are examined. The practical considerations which need to be made when undertaking chemical analyses of a forensic nature will be explored, with emphasis on both technique selection and data interpretation.
20 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5FO505

Trace Evidence

This module gives the student insight into how trace evidence is used in forensic investigation. It will build on the knowledge learned at level 4 and cover various fields of trace evidence collection and analysis. Each session will provide the student with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience and generate data so that different types of forensic evidence can be analysed appropriately through either calculations, probability, or statistics.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5FO507

Preparing for Independent Research

The module will prepare students for their Independent Studies research project undertaken at level 6 and deliver important information regarding research design and ethics. Students will receive guidance on how to plan and propose a piece of independent research and complete the University Research Ethics proposal form.
0 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5FO500

Analytical Chemistry

This module introduces you to some of the methods used for quantitative chemical analysis, with reference to their relevance in forensic science. More advanced techniques will be introduced, building on the scope of previous forensic chemistry modules. There is a strong practical element, with specific emphasis on the practical application of analytical techniques in a forensic context, including quality assurance and good laboratory practice. You will be expected to present and analyse data in an appropriate manner, including the appropriate statistical treatment of data. In addition you will plan and undertake your own analysis of a forensically relevant sample. Presentation skills will be developed through the design, production and presentation of a poster on a key analytical technique. You will also critically assess the methodology of analytical techniques, suggesting alternative methods of analysis for the forensic application discussed.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5FO503

Forensic Anthropology

Using skeletal remains to assist in human identification is an important area of practice for the Forensic Scientist and involves a variety of theories and methods focusing on the wider scope of human skeletal biology on issues of medico-legal significance. This module provides an introduction to the practice of Forensic Anthropology. Through a series of lectures and practical lab sessions, you will learn about methods of bioprofiling used by forensic anthropologists, topics on skeletal biology, disease and trauma that can be observed on bone, and ethical concerns involved when working with human remains in legal contexts.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5FO504

Forensic Imaging

Photography is often described as the ‘scientist’s retina’; this module develops the students ability to use a wide range of imaging scientific techniques and modalities, for example, ultraviolet fluorescence and infrared, as an integral part of their working practice as a forensic scientist to analyse and record forensic evidence.
20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 5FO506

Wildlife Crime and Forensic Entomology

This module will look at a broad range of topics related to forensic evidence which can be obtained from ecological and wildlife samples. Students will learn about the fields of wildlife crime and wildlife forensics and the accompanying analysis of non-human evidence. Additionally, the module will cover entomological evidence including collection, rearing, identification, and calculation of minimum time since death.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5SO528

Applied Professional Practice

This module provides a framework for the development of “lifelong learning” skills appropriate to all areas of professional practice; including objective setting, planning, negotiating, implementing, demonstrating and reflecting. The emphasis in this module is on the analysis and evaluation of the work completed within the organisation. This module also gives students an opportunity to relate their academic knowledge to the work environment.
40 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5SO529

Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

Students need to be aware of the commercial realities and external factors that influence the success of an organisation. This module provides opportunities for students to acquire an understanding of contemporary issues that may impact on industrial and professional practices relevant to a career within their chosen discipline.

During this period of work experience, students can gain a deeper appreciation of the responsibilities arising from both corporate and individual responses to such issues, thus enabling them to relate to the wider world when exploring a personal direction for potential career development.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 6FO502

Professional Practice

In this module, students will develop their abilities to act as a professional forensic scientist in various aspects of the profession. Students will be involved in an active process giving them direct experience of a mock crime; this will include the crime scene, relevant laboratory analyses, the pre-trial conference and a courtroom trial. Students will learn effective statistical and written methods to prepare case file documentation as well as to deliver their scientific findings through the production of an expert witness statement and participate in a mock courtroom trial. Students will also be prepared for the professional world by gaining direct experience through a professional practice visit as well examining relevant careers in the sector, opportunities in further education and professional training routes.

The module aims to provide students with a platform; a culmination of their forensic science training, bringing together the various streams to effectively allow students to demonstrate their understanding from initial crime scene examination through to delivering effective laboratory practice and preparing reports to facilitate them delivering effective opinion based evidence in a courtroom situation.

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20 Credits
core
Practical

Code: 6FO505

Serious and Organised Crime

In this module, students build upon and apply their knowledge of current forensic practice and crime scene evaluation in the investigation of serious and organised crime. Serious and organised crime in this context refers to crime that can result in a custodial sentence of more than a year such as murder, rape, robbery, burglary, kidnapping and fraud. Using recent forensic research, police protocols, guides and criminal law, students will study current approaches and techniques in serious and organised crime investigation, both in general and in a specific self-selected context.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 6FO999

Independent Studies for Forensic Science

This module presents an opportunity for students to further enhance their technical, analytical and problem solving skills as well as transferable skills such as time management, creativity and the ability to work independently. The student will conduct a research project of their choosing within which they will formulate hypotheses and conduct a methodology suitable to their project. Skills in scientific writing developed through levels 4 and 5 will be used to complete a dissertation as well as the completion of an oral viva in which the student will defend their dissertation.
40 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 6BY504

The Human Genome

Each of us carries the record of our personal evolutionary history locked up in our genome. Our genome can also influence our future health and longevity. The focus of this module is an investigation into the main components of the Human genome. We also look at the history of the Human Genome Project and the future prospects now that we have the genome sequence in both biological and forensic contexts. Human genome sequence organization is also contrasted with a number of model organisms from bacteria through to other primates. We also look at the DNA sequence databases and how DNA sequence data is deposited, retrieved and manipulated.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6BY507

Vocational Module

Work experience and volunteering are two important routes to develop a fundamental understanding of issues related to employment within a chosen organisation. This module also has far reaching benefits in terms of providing valuable hands on experience and a platform for developing ideas outside of the taught curriculum. This module provides an opportunity for the student to undertake a placement within a company, voluntary body or public establishment and is designed for Level 6. The student has freedom to select an appropriate host organisation. By placing the module at level 6, the student should be able to undertake a project based on their knowledge and understanding at this higher level.

The project should be selected so as to generate benefit to the host organisation. An integral part of the student experience is the compilation of a report based on deep reflection of personal experiences acquired during the placement. The report should also reflect wider issues such as the objectives, structure and procedures of the host body and the role of volunteers within the organisation. This analysis must be of a depth commensurate with Level 6 study. The placement work must relate to the student’s degree programme but must have clear differentiation from their Independent Study project in respect of either location or topic.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6FO501

Medical Forensics

This module gives the student insight into the processes that occur after death and how they can be used to give temporal, causal and trace evidence in forensic investigation. The interactions between medicine and the law are complex and cover a wide range of specialisations including; the role of the coroner and the pathologist, personal injuries and accidents, pre-peri and post-mortem changes in the body, graves and burial procedures, mass disasters, biometrics and identification as well as the chemical, physical and biological processes involved. The module looks to further develop student thinking and reasoning skills through the use of case studies and simulated scenarios for analysis and offers the opportunity to view a post-mortem.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6FO503

Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse

All substances, if taken in large enough doses, are toxic to humans. This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of toxicology, from the biological and biochemical processes which occur when a poison is administered to the chemical analysis of toxicological samples. While a range of toxins from various sources will be considered, particular emphasis will be placed upon the study of drugs of abuse, including their chemistry, legislation and analysis of both toxicological and non-toxicological samples.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

Our course provides a variety of learning experiences to engage you, including crime scene training, lectures, practical sessions and fieldtrips, including the opportunity to observe a post-mortem.

You’ll be assessed through a range of mediums, including, but not limited to, formal witness statements and expert testimony, case studies, essays, laboratory reports, portfolios, examinations and presentations.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Who will teach you

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Adam Long
Programme leader

Adam Long is the Undergraduate Programme Coordinator for Forensic Science at the University of Derby and teaches across all levels, with particular interest and expertise in fingerprints, their capture and comparison. Adam also sits on Governing Council for The Chartered Society of Forensic Science and is the main point of contact for the Fingerprint Working Group.

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Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Biology and/or Chemistry at A-level (or equivalent qualification). This also includes Applied Science, a BTEC Science subject or Access Science.

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points120
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a grade C in Biology and/or Chemistry at A-level (or equivalent qualification). This also includes Applied Science, a BTEC Science subject or Access Science

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per 20 credit module

International

£14,045 per year

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Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Careers

Forensic science at Derby gives you a solid foundation for success in a challenging profession. You could pursue your career in the forensic science sector, criminal justice system, insurance companies or any industry where a good science degree is invaluable.

Our graduates now work in roles such as:

They are employed by police forces as well as companies like SOCOTEC, Cellmark, Minerva Scientifics, Rolls-Royce, Lubrizol and LGC Forensics. This course has a strong reputation for producing highly employable graduates: in one of many success stories, graduate Natalie Harrison secured a position as a toxicology analyst within a week of finishing her final exam.

The degree also provides a firm foundation for postgraduate level learning. As it is an applied science course, it equips you to progress to qualifications in medicine and can pave the way to MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD study. Some students also go on to teaching careers within secondary or further education after studying our PGCE Secondary (Schools Direct) or PGCE Post-14 (Education and Training) qualification.

Through our Professional Development Package, you'll gain valuable transferable skills, including:

Careers and Employment Service

To boost your employment skills, you can access the University's Careers and Employment Service. The team can connect you with employers to help find opportunities for work placements, part-time jobs, and volunteering. Our careers consultants are also on hand to guide you through the career options for your degree, CV writing, or starting your own business - and we commit to helping you for three years after you graduate to find a job. 

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2020 - August 2021 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.

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Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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