University of Derby


  • Location: Town, City

Student life

Want to know the best thing about Derby? There really is something for everyone! Derby seamlessly blends the fast-paced city life with beautiful countryside, meaning whether you’re an adventure-seeker, a nature-lover or a sports-enthusiast, you’ll find incredible experiences on your doorstep.

We have a thriving Union of Students which sits at the heart of the student experience providing endless opportunities to socialise with new, like-minded friends, volunteer and play sport.

Budgeting while at university couldn't be easier with our fixed price accommodation. Your gas, electricity and water bills, along with superfast Wi-Fi are all included in your rent meaning you can enjoy peace of mind with no unexpected charges.  

Awarded Best University Housing and Best Environmental Management in the Global Student Living Awards 2023, as voted for by students.

Visit University of Derby to see what life is like on campus.

What's it like to live in East Midlands?
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The East Midlands comprises five counties, with its main cities being Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham.

The region has plenty of history, boasting both the world’s first factory and its first pub (allegedly). It also has many castles, cathedrals and stately homes, including Chatsworth House, which has served as the backdrop to period films like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

And, of course, you’ll find the gorgeous Peak District here. If you end up studying in the East Midlands, definitely make a trip to explore its rolling green hills, peatlands, and quaint market towns – like Buxton, the caverns of Castleton, and Bakewell (home of the famous tart).

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What's it like to live in Derby ?
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Slap-bang in the centre of England, this friendly city gives students a lively music scene and plenty of top notch pubs. Hankering for fresh country air? The Peak District is yours to explore.

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Campus and facilities

The University of Derby is spread across several teaching and learning sites, located in or near the city centre. Derby is a relatively small city which means that all sites are conveniently within walking distance from the halls of residence and the city centre. For those rainy days, you can hop on one of our handy Unibuses which will get you from A to B.

Our main site is at Kedleston Road and features an outstanding Sports Centre, a four-storey library, a Multi-faith Centre and the Union of Students. You’ll also find lots of popular eateries including Starbucks and Subway.

The University of Derby also has a site in Chesterfield which is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care.

Course locations

Main Site

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Markeaton Street

Markeaton Street, Derby, DE22 3AW

Britannia Mill

Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL

Kedleston Road

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Chesterfield - St Helena

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