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Why choose Derby?

Located in the heart of England, we build on our region’s heritage of innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research. Outstanding teaching in first-class facilities will ensure you develop all the right skills for your future career. And we use our strong industry links to help you apply your learning through practical experience.

Wewanteveryone to receive the high-quality education they deserve, regardless of age, background or location. We werenamed University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards. And we have won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Social and Community Impact. 

Discover everything you need to know about the University of Derby by ordering our all-new prospectus or visiting us at one of our upcoming Open Days.


An impressive 96% of the university’s graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their undergraduate course. Tailored careers support and opportunities for work experience, voluntary work and internships will help you build your skills and prepare for the graduate jobs market.


Our world-class facilities make Derby a great place to study. We have state-of-the-art learning and teaching equipment which is designed to enable you to gain real-world learning experience during your time at university.


We’re in the centre of the country, which means it’s easy to get here. As a student, you’ll benefit from our great links with local and national employers and you’ll find the high-tech influence on our campuses, which offer you the latest technology and equipment for your studies.

Expert Teaching

Many of our teaching staff are practising professionals who bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom. We also have active researchers in our teaching team, who are continuing to make new discoveries and shape thinking in their subject.

University of Derby

University of Derby
Kedleston Road 
DE22 1GB

T: +44 (0)1332 590500

Centrally located, with great industry and employer links.