Why choose Derby?
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.
As ‘an applied university of today and for tomorrow’ we are committed to providing you with the practical skills, knowledge and experiences to make you stand out from the crowd as a graduate. We have strong industry links with global brands including Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Alstom and the NHS and can offer fantastic work experience opportunities to all students.
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.
The University is 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. We are also 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.
The University of Derby is continuously investing in its campus facilities and the overall student experience and in 2025, a brand-new Business School will open offering a modern hub for both students and start-up companies to learn, network and prosper. The build forms part of the University’s promise to support entrepreneurial growth and business connectivity in the city of Derby and is set to hold world-class equipment.
Whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, online or on campus at one of our Derby or Chesterfield sites, you will acquire the skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to make you stand out from the crowd.