The University of Derby is ranked in the Top 50 of The Guardian University Guide 2015. We pride ourselves on offering high quality education that is great value for money, offers you choice and is delivered with the personal touch.

We have excellent real world facilities where students can put into practice everything they learn. This means our students leave us with skills that directly link to the world of work, resulting in 96.7% of our graduates being employed or in further study six months after completing their course.

Why choose Derby?

  • £150 million invested in facilities in last ten years
  • New £10.8 million sport centre to be complete in summer 2015
  • Derby Halls of Residence awarded the Customer First Standard for customer service 2014
  • Student population of 22,124
  • 86% of students satisfied with the teaching on their course
  • Guaranteed accommodation in your first year if you apply before 15 January
  • 122% growth in online student numbers in the last four years
  • Successful graduates work for companies known worldwide: BBC, LEGO and Elemis
  • Over 85% of classes have fewer than 30 students 

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     (393 Reviews)

University of Derby average rating

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One Favourable

studied nursing at University of Derby and says:


Overall rating: 5 5stars Read full review »

One Critical

studied Sound, Light and Live Event Technology at University of Derby and says:

I am only at this university since it was the only place to offer my course...

Overall rating: 2 5stars Read full review »

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The College of Education, University of Derby

The University of Derby's College of Education has a tradition of excellence. By studying with us, you will be choosing to join a team that has received consistently 'outstanding' Ofsted results for our teacher training provision. We offer a

University of Derby

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 81st

*Source: Times Good University Guide 2015

Student stats

Source: HESA, 2013 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)
  • 70 : 30Full time: Part time
  • 92 : 8UK: International
  • 79 : 21Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 46 : 54School Leavers : Mature students
  • 5,395Number of students

Graduate prospects

Source: DLHE, 2014 (note: only applies to first year full time students)
  • 97% % in job or further study