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, research-informed courses, expert teaching and strong industry links which create unrivalled career opportunities. We partner for impact, meaning that we are committed to creating a collaborative environment where graduate talent can flourish.

The city of Derby has a long-standing reputation for extraordinary innovation which the University of Derby aims to build upon, using our knowledge to support the prosperity of our region, nation and the world.

We are awarded Gold in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, making us one of the top universities in the country recognised for outstanding student experience and student outcomes.

Proudly named Top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2024 and Top 20 for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

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Welcome to the University of 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 are a problem centric, solution focused University with a strong philosophy around shaping tomorrow, today.

Our students, graduates and staff are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their expertise and experience to drive innovation and make positive changes. You can be part of that story.

We are continuously investing in our facilities and will soon be adding a £5.8 million Biomedical Science Super Lab. A brand-new state-of-the-art Business School is also set to open near the city centre as a modern, zero carbon hub for students and start-up companies to learn, network and prosper.

The University of Derby ranked in the Top 10 for satisfaction with feedback in the Guardian University Guide 2024, and Top 20 for overall assessment and feedback in the National Student Survey 2023.

We have a strong awareness of our environmental impact and we aim to bring sustainability into all aspects of our teaching, research, operational and international activities.

Find out more about the courses on offer at University of Derby.

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
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Course locations

Kedleston Road

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Chesterfield - St Helena

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

Main Site

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Markeaton Street

Markeaton Street, Derby, DE22 3AW

Britannia Mill

Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL