University of Derby


  • Location: Town, City

About us

Located in the heart of England, we are the only university in Derby and Derbyshire. We offer industry-relevant, expert teaching, study and research. 

We have a long and proud heritage of using our knowledge and innovation to support the prosperity of our region, nation and around the world.  

Our strong industry links, expert academics and real-world classroom facilities equip and prepare our students to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. 

Make it Real at Derby

The University of Derby is a place where you can live your dream, where you can realise your vision for your future. It's a place where you can truly be yourself and where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world.

What makes us different

We stretch, challenge and support our students to achieve their ambitions and make a difference. 

Our students, graduates and staff are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their experience to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. 

We continually invest in our campus to help our students get the most from their studies. Industry-standard classroom facilities ensure our students learn the latest techniques and skills. This continuous development has been recognised by our place in the Top 50 in The Guardian University Guide 2023, where we were ranked 48th out of 121 institutions.

We have a strong focus and awareness of our effect on the local, national and global environment, and are particularly conscious of our responsibility. We aim to bring environmental sustainability into all aspects of the University, including teaching, research, operational and international activities. 

The University made me realise the gift I have. It has helped me see my potential, supplied me with the life skills and knowledge required for my career and I can finally see where my life is going.

Kate Henry
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Course locations

Britannia Mill

Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL

Main Site

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Chesterfield - St Helena

St. Helena, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7LU

Kedleston Road

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Markeaton Street

Markeaton Street, Derby, DE22 3AW