University of Derby


Located in the heart of England, the city of Derby has a long-standing reputation for extraordinary innovation which the University of Derby aims to build upon with their industry-relevant courses.

Being ‘an applied university of today and for tomorrow’ means that we’re using our strong industry links to create excellent work experiences and opportunities, ensuring our graduates leave us with the skills and talent needed to help our region grow and make a real impact on the world.

Expert academics teach using their practical experiences to ensure foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students receive the highest quality of education. All students at the University of Derby will have equal opportunities to lay the foundations for a successful career, and we're proud to say that 96% of our UK graduates are in employment or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes 21/22). 

We are awarded Gold in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, making us one of the top universities in the country recognised for outstanding student experience and student outcomes.

The University of Derby ranked in the Top 10 for satisfaction with feedback in the Guardian University Guide 2024, and Top 20 for overall assessment and feedback in the National Student Survey 2023. We also ranked in the Top 20 for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Ranked 4th for employability, 5th for course quality and 15th overall in the Uni Compare Annual Student Review Rankings 2025, we are focused on preparing students for a successful future.

The University of Derby is continuously investing in its campus facilities and the overall student experience and in 2025, a brand-new Business School will open offering a modern hub for both students and start-up companies to learn, network and prosper. The build forms part of the University’s promise to support entrepreneurial growth and business connectivity in the city of Derby and is set to hold world-class equipment.

Whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, online or on campus at one of our Derby or Chesterfield sites, you will acquire the skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to make you stand out from the crowd.

Fees and Finance 

Going to University is a real investment in your future. You’ll have two main costs to consider – tuition fees and living costs.

Tuition fees are the money you pay for your course. These vary depending on if you are a full-time student or a part-time student, and if you are a UK student vs an international student.

Most UK students will be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loans Company to help pay for these. Depending on your circumstances, grants, bursaries, and scholarships may also be available to you.

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University Of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby United Kingdom
DE22 1GB
44 (0) 133 259 1044

Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 82/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 55/121
Address University of Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)8701 202330

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