University of Derby Online Learning

Introduction

Study for your degree by online distance learning

Taking an online course gives you control over when and where you study. Busy professionals and parents choose online distance learning because they can fit the course around work and family life, while international students can gain a highly-regarded UK degree, without having to leave their own country.

Online courses, directly from a UK university

When you take an online degree with the University of Derby, you get direct access to university-standard teaching, facilities and support. We don’t sell other people’s courses – we design and deliver our own online degrees, so you deal directly with the experts. And because we’ve been an established educational institution since 1851, you will receive the same high quality degree you would expect from any UK university.

Online courses that are more personal

We’ve got a support team dedicated to online students like you, and you’ll also have regular communication with expert online tutors. This setup means you get plenty of personal attention, support and guidance – and it’s all only a click away.

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Programs

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Master

Psychology Postgraduate Diploma

Online Part time 12 - 18 months United Kingdom

Our Psychology Conversion Postgraduate Diploma is the only online PGDip conversion course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been designed for anyone who wants to pursue a career in psychology, but does not hold a full psychology undergraduate degree. [+]

Our Psychology Conversion Postgraduate Diploma is the only online PGDip conversion course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been designed for anyone who wants to pursue a career in psychology, but does not hold a full psychology undergraduate degree. It will provide you with a grounding in the core areas of psychology, enabling you to move into more specialised postgraduate training, such as health psychology or sports psychology or you may wish to continue to Masters level and obtain an MSc Psychology. Obtain your Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) You can study this conversion course and obtain your Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) within 12-15 months, but it will typically take up to 2 years, depending on your pace of study and other commitments*. This course alone does not allow you to become a practicing psychologist, but provides an opportunity for a non-psychology graduate to meet one of the entry requirements of further study, which can in turn lead to becoming a practicing psychologist. For example by taking our MSc Health Psychology online or choosing another specialist area such as clinical psychology. Further information about how to become a practicing psychologist can be found on the BPS website. * The Postgraduate Diploma can only be completed within 12 months if you start in September Interactive and practical learning This online learning postgraduate diploma is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. [-]

MSc

MSc Environmental Health

Online Part time 2 - 5 years United Kingdom

This is the only online environmental health course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. That means it’s a crucial first step in becoming a qualified environmental health professional. [+]

This is the only online MSc Environmental Health course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. That means it’s a crucial first step in becoming a qualified environmental health professional.

Environmental Health is a multi-facetted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and well being of individuals and society as a whole.

This online learning degree will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to enable you to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the full range of environmental health hazards, or stressors, which impact on human health and well being.... [-]


MSc Environmental Management

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years United Kingdom

Be in demand! There’s a national need for environmental managers and this MSc is designed to help you become one. It’s also ideal preparation for other fields of work, such as environmental consultancy or pollution control. [+]

There’s a national need for environmental managers and this online MSc Environmental Management degree is designed to help you become one. It’s also ideal preparation for other fields of work, such as environmental consultancy or pollution control. Because it’s available to study online, it allows you to choose the most convenient time and place to study, fitting in around your work or personal commitments.

 

Climate Change pathway option

Due to the growing importance of climate change and its impact on informing national and regional decision making and policy development, we have introduced a specialist pathway – MSc Environmental Management (Climate Change).  An ideal choice if you wish to gain insight into this dynamic area. The climate change pathway assumes no specialist climate change knowledge.  ... [-]


MSc Ergonomics

Online Part time 3 - 6 years United Kingdom

This popular and well-established programme was the first online ergonomics masters course to be launched in Europe. As a current or aspiring ergonomist, or a human factors professional, it would give you a significant advantage in your field. Accredited by your professional body, the Institute of Ergonomics... [+]

This popular and well-established programme was the first online ergonomics masters course to be launched in Europe. As a current or aspiring ergonomist, or a human factors professional, it would give you a significant advantage in your field. Accredited by your professional body, the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), it meets their high standards and gives you the opportunity of Graduate Membership which is your first step to registered status as an Ergonomist.

Flexible enough to fit around you

Depending on whether you’re currently employed and on how much time you have, you can choose to complete this masters in 1 year full time, or 3-6 years part time. It’s really down to you to set the pace and because it’s online, you have complete control over when and where you study. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.... [-]


MSc Health Psychology

Online Part time 2 - 3 years

If you already have an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related subject, you can benefit from this flexible online masters degree, which covers the practical, professional and theoretical issues in health psychology. [+]

If you have an undergraduate degree in psychology, you can benefit from this flexible online Masters degree, which is your first step in becoming a Health Psychologist.   Our online MSc Health Psychology degree covers the theoretical and professional issues in health psychology and provides excellent preparation for many roles within the NHS, as well as for further health psychology stage two training programmes. And since you’ll cover the latest research in this field and undertake your own research, it will also equip you to move onto a career in health psychology research or a PhD and ultimately become a practicing Health Psychologist.

British Psychological Society accreditation... [-]


MSc Information Technology

Online Part time 2 - 4 years United Kingdom

This MSc Information Technology online degree has been designed to give you the tools and understanding to forge a successful career in IT with the flexibility of online learning, so you don’t need to take a career break to make this happen. [+]

In the competitive world of IT, having a Masters degree can help to set you apart from your peers, strengthening your skills and confidence and ultimately giving you an added advantage when considering career progression. 

This MSc Information Technology online degree has been designed to give you the tools and understanding to forge a successful career in IT with the flexibility of online learning, so you don’t need to take a career break to make this happen. You’ll expand your theoretical knowledge with the practical application of research, analysis and decision making.

Problem solvers especially welcome

This is an exciting MSc because it asks you to find solutions to existing and emerging issues in the industry.... [-]


MSc Professional Engineering

Online Part time

Developed with the Engineering Council as part of the Engineering Gateway programme, this MSc Professional Engineering online degree is a highly flexible, part-time, work-based learning route to obtaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. [+]

Please note this course will run subject to validation Developed with the Engineering Council as part of the Engineering Gateway programme, this MSc Professional Engineering online degree is a highly flexible, part-time, work-based learning route to obtaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. It is recognised by a wide range of engineering institutes such as ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers), IMECHE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) and IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) through the Engineering Council. Obtain an Engineering Masters without taking time off work The course is available to study part time, through online distance learning meaning you don’t have to take time off work to complete your Masters; it’s designed to give you the flexibility to study at a time and place most suitable for you, while receiving support and guidance from our expert online tutors. Through the combination of online distance learning and work based learning you can achieve the academic qualifications and professional development required to evidence your registration as a Chartered Engineer. Mentoring from experienced Chartered Engineers You will require mentoring and support from a Chartered Engineer and will be asked to source an appropriate mentor via your relevant engineering institute or workplace. A HEFCE initiative This programme has been developed for online distance learning with Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to help plug a UK skills gap in vital engineering skills. A three phased approach There are three phases to this online distance learning course: Phase 1: Entry Gateway Comprising a professional development audit (PDA) of your education, qualifications, experience, and competencies to date, and a reflective summary. Phase 2: Study Programme (Learning Contract)This is the individual study programme that matches your PDA against professional body/Engineering Council requirements. Phase 3: Exit Gateway This consists of either a reflective summary or an engineering project depending on skills and needs. It also includes a viva voce. Appropriately qualified academic and industrial tutors will work with you and your employer to design a unique programme tailored to your work situation. [-]

MSc Psychology

Online Part time 2 - 3 years United Kingdom

Our MSc Psychology Conversion degree is the only online conversion course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been designed for anyone who doesn’t hold a psychology undergraduate degree but wants to pursue a career in psychology. [+]

Our MSc Psychology Conversion degree is the only online conversion course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been designed for anyone who doesn't hold a full psychology undergraduate degree but wants to pursue a career in psychology. Study up to Postgraduate Diploma level and obtain your GBC You can study this conversion course up to Postgraduate Diploma level (120 credits) and obtain your Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) within 12-15 months, but it will typically take up to 2 years, depending on your pace of study and other commitments. One step closer to a career in Psychology By completing the full MSc or PG Diploma, you will be one step closer to becoming a practicing psychologist. This course alone will not allow you to practice but provides an opportunity for a non-psychology graduate to meet one of the entry requirements of further study, which can in turn lead to becoming a practicing psychologist. For example by taking our MSc Health Psychology online or choosing another specialist area such as Clinical Psychology. Further information about how to become a practicing psychologist can be found on the BPS website. Interactive and practical learning This online learning degree is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype. We've designed this course so that it's flexible to suit you. It will take you 2-3 years to study for the full MSc, depending on how much learning you can fit in around your other commitments. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. [-]

MSc Strategic Management

Online Part time 2 - 3 years United Kingdom

Steering organisations to success in this turbulent 21st century is no mean feat, and requires a person that can ensure a company continues to adapt and thrive as the environment changes. This online MSc aims to make you that person. [+]

Steering organisations to success in this turbulent 21st century is no mean feat, and requires a person that can ensure a company continues to adapt and thrive as the environment changes. This online MSc aims to make you that person. As you’ll probably be a busy senior executive or middle manager in the UK or overseas, you’ll want a qualification that can be completed in your spare time and that doesn’t restrict your life. And that’s exactly why an online masters is ideal for you.

Prepare to move into senior management

Moving up the management scale in any organisation requires you to become more strategic in your outlook, and to have an awareness of the wider issues at play. This MSc Strategic Management helps you develop these qualities.... [-]


MA

MA Education

Online Part time 2 - 5 years United Kingdom

If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our MA Education online degree is designed to help you. You can tailor this course to your professional interests with our specialist pathways. [+]

If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our MA Education online degree is designed to help you.

You can tailor this course to your professional interests by studying specific modules, giving you a specialist pathway award at either Postgraduate Certificate or Masters level. You can choose from:

MA Education PG Cert/MA Education (Leadership and Management) PG Cert/MA Education (International Perspectives) PG Cert/MA Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages)  

Enriching your career

Our MA Education is not a teaching qualification but previous students have benefited from this postgraduate degree, helping them to gain more senior roles, enriching their teaching, challenging their preconceptions and boosting their confidence.  ... [-]


MA International Hospitality Management

Online Part time 2 - 3 years United Kingdom

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, our MA International Hospitality Management online degree has been designed to meet the needs of the dynamic international industry, equipping you with practical and relevant skills, which combined with your existing experience, can help you to advance your career within the industry. [+]

Accredited by the Instiute of Hospitality and designed following extensive consultation with the hospitality industry, this course will help you to obtain the skills and understanding of the critical aspects affecting hospitality management. You will develop a critical understanding of the forces influencing the development of the international hospitality industry and be able to evaluate the role of core management functions, their application and contribution to quality and performance.

Qualifications have a strong impact on the career development of managers, and as these roles in hospitality organisations become more complex, the nature of the management role will increasingly require the skills and knowledge that a Masters degree can develop.... [-]