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University Reverses Its Decision to Cancel Course

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Students left in disarray after having their courses cancelled by the University of Derby have now been told it will go ahead.

University bosses had originally informed students already accepted onto the course and in the process of securing accommodation, that it would no longer go ahead.

In response to the email, an online petition was launched, which said: "We were notified about this change three days before an exam and we do not have the time to search for other options. The choice to remove the course this late is unfair and the consequences on the students has not been considered."

"The decision should have been made earlier or we should have been told that this course was under review, so we could make other arrangements for our education."

Only days after making the announcement, university bosses reversed the decision and let students know that they decided to reinstate the course.

A spokesperson for the University of Derby said: "The university is constantly reviewing and updating its postgraduate degree portfolio to ensure we offer courses that are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of industry and to ensure that students get the best possible experience."

"Since we made the decision to stop running the MSc Applied Petroleum Geoscience course new information has come to light, which has led to us reinstating it for the 2018/19 academic year."

"We have been in close contact with all potential applicants to this course and have updated them on this development, and we will continue to work closely with the Student Experience team and the Union of Students to support those students affected."