University of Derby

At the University of Derby we offer education with the personal touch – all of our courses provide you with a personal tutor for one-on-one learning and support any time you need them.

Many of our courses are focussed around real-world learning, which means you could be learning in a working environment, or have opportunities to work in industry as part of your course. This will further your chances to gain employment in the job position you want once you graduate.

We build our courses to suit you; this is why you can choose to study full time, part time, or online. Our courses can also be started in January as well as September, or even April (for online courses).

Why Derby?

  • Happy and satisfied students – in the National Student Survey we achieved 100% satisfaction in seven courses including BA (Hons) Applied Social Work, BA (Hons) Applied Community and Youth Work, and BA (Hons) History
  • We also achieved 90% or higher satisfaction for 23 courses including BA (Hons) Fashion Studies, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, and BEd (Hons) Primary Education
  • Staff with real-world experience to ensure you gain the practical knowledge as well as the theory
  • Amazing facilities – over £100 million has been invested in the last few years into making your learning experience the best it can possibly be.  £14 million of which has been focussed on making our campuses more energy efficient
  • An excellent library that houses over 900 study locations, both PC and Mac computers, screen-readers, specialist software and study guides you have everything you need to supercharge your studies
  • Extremely safe locations – both Derby and Buxton are very safe places to live with a good standard of living
  • Excellent employability rates, almost 90% of graduates find work within six months.
  • A growing range of online courses, so you can choose to study at your leisure.

Open days

Come along to one of our open days where you can meet your tutor, see our facilities and take a tour of our halls of residence.   

Get in touch with us

We’re always here and happy to help you with any questions you may have. You can contact us by:

  • Sending an email
  • Calling us on 01332 591167
  • Sending us a message on our Facebook page
  • Talking to us on our Twitter page
  • Alternatively you can check our website for the information you’re looking for, click here.


location of

University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 1.8 miles away

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Student Reviews of

University of Derby

Overall rating     (317 Reviews)

University of Derby average rating

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One Favourable

studied at University of Derby and says:

The lectures can be really long but overall they are worth it and fill of g...

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One Critical

studied at University of Derby and says:

I have come to this university to learn, and I have done this. I like my co...

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University of Derby

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 84th

Student stats

*Data refers to students in their first year only.
  • 70 : 30Full time: Part time
  • 92 : 8UK: International
  • 79 : 21Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 46 : 54School Leavers : Mature students
  • 5,395Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 89% % in job or further study