The University of Derby 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 96.9% of our graduates being employed or in further study six months after completing their course.

Why choose Derby?

  • Top 10 in the UK (eighth in England) for student employability
  • £150M invested in facilities in last ten years
  • New £10.8M Sport Centre
  • Derby Halls of Residence awarded the Customer First Standard for customer service 2014
  • Guaranteed accommodation in your first year if you apply before 31 July
  • 28,964 total student population
  • 86% of students satisfied with the teaching on their course
  • Over 85% of classes have fewer than 30 students
  • Successful graduates work for companies known worldwide: BBC, LEGO and Elemis

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     (456 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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As a student at the College of Engineering and Technology, you'll be at the forefront of everything we do. We offer a learning experience which will stimulate and challenge you, teaching staff who are passionate about their subjects, and

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
  • 13,365Total undergraduate students

Graduate prospects

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