University of Derby

Introduction
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The University of Derby - focused on real world learning

The University of Derby is an ambitious, innovative and modern university focused on real world learning. Our main aim is to provide our students with a top class international experience and help them to develop their skills to ensure they succeed in their careers.

We are ranked in the Top 50, at 48th place out of 119 institutions, in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and are a top 10 university for teaching quality (Times & Sunday Times League Table 2016).

We are No1 for International Student support for the second year running and 81.1% of our international graduates are in a graduate job or in further study after completing their degree**

Inspirational facilities for inspirational learning

Our commitment to real world learning means that we are continually investing in some of the best university facilities you will find in the UK. Our unique state of the art facilities include engineering labs and photographic and music recording studios; industry standard kitchens and a fine dining restaurant; insectary, glass house and observation rooms; computer games suites; a commercial spa; a law court and forensic house.

This is part of a £150 million investment in new facilities in the last ten years, including an NHS-standard hospital ward with clinical skills and radiography suites and most recently a £10.8 million sports centre incorporating a fitness gym, studios, squash and badminton courts, an internal climbing wall, sprint track, treatment rooms and café.

Students have the opportunity to work in these unique environments to ensure they get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for.

Centre of it all

Derby is the UK’s most central city so it is at the heart of the transport network too. This means it’s a thriving multicultural city renowned for technology and innovation. It’s why many global companies are based here, such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. It’s an exciting place to learn and experience university life, providing you with many opportunities to gain real-world experience through placements and internships. There’s a lively night life with plenty of bars, clubs, restaurants and live music venues for those that want it, and the Peak District National Park is close by offering inspiring countryside and exhilarating outdoor activities.

Personal learning experience

Students are taught by passionate, industry-experienced lecturers who have long-standing relationships with leading employers. They will inspire and support student goals and offer a personal learning experience with one to one support. We have a greater staff to student ratio than most other universities, which means students will get more dedicated time with their lecturers in seminars and on work projects. It’s this approach that sees our students go on to take roles with leading national and international employers, such as the BBC, Lego, and Elemis.

*I-graduate International Student Baramoter Ranking 2015 **DELHE 2015

This school offers programs in:
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MSc

Master in Criminal Investigation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

Taking a unique approach to studying investigative practices, this MSc equips you with knowledge and skills for the many fields which demand high levels of professional investigation expertise. [+]

Why choose Master in Criminal Investigation ? Taking a unique approach to studying investigative practices, this MSc equips you with knowledge and skills for the many fields which demand high levels of professional investigation expertise. Advance your investigative career in law enforcement, finance, health and safety, social services and many other sectors Develop the skills you need to conduct serious and complex investigations from beginning to end Study for a qualification which reflects the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) occupational standards Choose specialist options in areas such as cybercrime, financial crime and organised crime to build on your knowledge of mainstream investigations Learn from an influential team of researchers and practitioners who draw upon more than a century of professional experience in investigation Study full-time or part-time to suit your personal circumstances. About this course Innovative and stimulating, this course combines academic rigour and practical experience to nurture high-calibre, confident and forward-thinking investigation professionals. It has been designed to appeal to graduates from traditional academic backgrounds as well as serving investigation professionals from across the world. We welcome applicants with substantial and relevant professional experience who may not have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. Meeting professional standards Ensuring greater professionalism in investigation procedures is crucial to meet public expectations for effective and efficient policing and justice. This MSc helps investigators to extend their skills while enabling the organisations that rely on investigations to enhance their performance. The course has been introduced at a time when professionalisation in policing is a commonly agreed target of all police forces, the College of Policing and the National Crime Agency. In developing this programme, we have reflected initiatives such as the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP), which is jointly sponsored by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the College of Policing. Gain practical experience You will build the skills you need to conduct serious and complex investigations from the start to the end of a case. This includes gathering initial information from wide-ranging sources, managing intelligence and preparing high quality evidence for prosecution. There is also a strong focus on interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects using appropriate techniques. The high level of practical experience you gain will be underpinned by the ethical and critical contexts of masters-level academic study, meeting UK accreditation standards for higher education. Invaluable perspectives This course will help you advance your investigative career in law enforcement, finance, health and safety, social services and many other sectors. It addresses key challenges facing the investigation professional, including the changing nature of law enforcement and the ‘civilianisation’ of investigation. You will gain a greater appreciation of the social, moral and diversity issues underpinning both practice and research. Expertise to inspire you We draw upon a teaching team with more than a century of professional experience in investigation. You will be taught by influential academics who engage in a diversity of national and international research projects. This ensures your learning is enriched by the latest thinking and ideas. Thanks to our strong professional links, we also offer an outstanding visiting speaker programme where leading practitioners share their experiences. Tailor your studies The choice of optional modules - covering everything from financial crime to cybercrime, homicide to sexual offences - means you can follow a study programme which reflects your personal interests or professional role. For the masters stage of the course, you will undertake an independent study project exploring a significant topic of your choice. World-class facilities We boast some of the most up-to-date facilities in the country, which are described as ‘exceptional’ by Skills for Justice. They include full-sized courtrooms, interview suites, a crime scene house and forensic crime labs. Such is their quality that they are regularly used for training police officers, detectives and forensic experts. A global outlook Our MSc offers a strong international perspective. As part of your studies, you will undertake comparisons of selected contemporary international approaches, informed by our extensive overseas partnerships. You may find yourself sharing insights and experiences with students and practitioners from various parts of the world. Entry requirements At least a 2:2 from your first degree, or the equivalent. If your first degree is not in the Social Sciences or related subjects such as criminology, criminal justice, policing, sociology, psychology and economics, please contact the Programme Leader. If your first language is not English, you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5). We also welcome applicants who may not have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) but who have substantial and relevant professional experience. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, contact the Programme Leader who will be happy to supply further advice. Careers and employability Career destinations for our graduates include law enforcement, finance, social services, health and safety, benefit offices, insurance companies, and many other public and private sector organisations. If you are already a serving investigation professional, this course enhances your continuing professional development - building on your existing experience and skills – while providing your organisation with new insights into investigation procedures. You will also develop and apply research and analysis skills to the standards of UK higher education accreditation at masters level. The course has been mapped to the national occupational standards for criminal investigation. This means that, on successful completion of your MSc, you may claim Accredited Prior Learning (APL), which paves the way for you to pursue civilian roles related to criminal investigation. If you are a police officer, you may seek professional recognition for completing an MSc aligned with the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP). Ongoing careers support Our will provide you with help, guidance and support from day one of your course - and for up to three years after you have completed your studies. 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MA

Master in Education

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Derby

During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society through the exploration of education theories, policies and practices. Through a research enquiry, you will develop confidence and expertise in your chosen area of interest. [+]

Why choose this Master in Education course? 90% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of the course, according to the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) You'll explore education in its fullest sense - from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies, and practices that influence, change and enhance it We offer a flexible approach to learning, enabling you to earn a broad-based degree or specialise in a particular area of focus by taking one of our pathways You will receive a range of professional development opportunities, from early years through to secondary school, further education, higher education, and in the community Our teaching team are friendly and approachable with specialist knowledge, which they pass on to you. You can be sure that you'll be up to date with the latest theory and practice. About this course During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society through the exploration of education theories, policies and practices. Through a research enquiry, you will develop confidence and expertise in your chosen area of interest. Our course is delivered by a highly experienced educational team with expertise across the range of educational sectors. Our tutors are friendly and approachable and will pass their specialist knowledge on to you, ensuring you are up to date with the latest theory and practice. We welcome students from both the UK and abroad, which will give you the chance to make new friends from around the world, while developing your intercultural communication skills and cross-cultural understanding. We offer you the opportunity to gain a broad-based masters degree in education or specialise by taking one of the following pathways: Early Years Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Leadership and Management Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Lifelong Learning Special Educational Needs and Disability If you choose to study part-time, there are also a range of other pathways available. Entry requirements You will usually need an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. If your first language is not English you will need to prove you are proficient in English – IELTS 6.0 Careers and employability You will be encouraged to develop the skills of critical, creative and strategic thinking, enabling you to offer unique educational insights and encourage positive change to an employment environment. Such skill sets will enhance your career prospects by increasing both your educational knowledge base and transferable skills in relation to the field of education. You may wish to go on to further study by taking the Doctor of Education or a PhD. [-]

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University of Derby

Address Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB United Kingdom
Website http://www.derby.ac.uk/
Phone +44 1332 590500