University of Derby

The University of Derby campus and buildings.


An Applied University of Today and for Tomorrow.

The University of Derby is a modern university with a modern outlook. Everything we do is driven by delivering excellence and opportunities for our students, our staff and our region.

Located in the heart of England, we empower people across the globe to achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to society.

The University of Derby offers industry-relevant expert teaching from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research.

Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), our academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure our students are ready for a successful career.

The University of Derby has a strong focus on applied learning. We use our strong industry connections and superb facilities to ensure students gain the blend of academic knowledge, practical skills and confidence they need to succeed in their chosen career. The teaching team brings a wealth of real-world experience, with many still active in their profession.

We have invested £200 million over the past 10 years creating a modern campus with cutting-edge facilities and equipment to support and enhance your learning.

Our wide range of subjects will help you develop the skills and confidence to aim high, whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, online or on-campus.

We are experts in online education. Passionate about high-quality online learning, we offer an extensive choice of part-time, professionally accredited online courses and a comprehensive cloud-campus experience for those seeking to fit studies in and around personal and professional life.

Derby has won several awards for its commitment to social mobility – creating an inclusive community where everyone can succeed, regardless of their background.

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