The University of Derby is in an excellent location in the heart of the UK just 90minutes away  from London by train. There are two campuses, one in Derby and one in Buxton, both are easily accessible by road, rail and air.

We currently have nearly 1,000 overseas students from 76 countries studying with us, and over 700 EU students from across 26 countries.

One of our key aims here at Derby is to provide further and higher education in partnership with institutions.

Why to choose Derby University?

  • University spent over £100 million on improving facilities in the last few years, to make sure students will have a great student experience at Derby. Derby has lots of facilities for learning, sports and socializing.

  • A really safe city and campuses. Both campuses are friendly and safe - Derby's the safest city in the East Midlands. Campuses have 24 hour staff cover, security and CCTV

  • Accommodation guaranteed for first years

  • Generous financial support to help you. University offers a range of bursaries to help make university affordable. (up to 1200)

  • Flexible courses. University offers full time, part time and online courses. There are over 25 online courses available.

  • Respected by employers. Many courses are developed with employers and guarantee a job after graduation. Also students can get professionals qualifications while study at university. 

  • World class research at university. Over half of our research activity has been ranked as 'of international excellence', and some even as 'world class'.

  • A strong global partners from Greece, Russia, China, Africa etc

  • Award winning staff. ( THE Leadership and Management Award of 2010, Awards from England Athletics, National Teaching Fellow and etc)

  • Derby is home to some of the world's greatest engineering companies such as Rolls-Royce and Toyota, making Derby the UK's most hi-tech city.


At Derby we have lots of facilities for learning, sports and socialising. We provide lots of facilities ranging from our all-weather sports pitch to our plush and modern Students' Union bar. Our recent development of sports facilities at both Buxton's Harpur Hill and Kedleston Road's Kirtley Building means our University now accommodates state of the art gym and fitness centres, ensuring you'll get the most from your university experience.


Overall, 88% of our students are satisfied with their course according to the latest student survey (NSS 2015). Eight courses received a 100% satisfaction rating from students:

  • Graphic Design

  • Fashion Studies

  • Professional Culinary Arts

  • Tourism Management

  • Child and Youth Studies,

  • Events Management,

  • Diagnostic Radiography

  • Geography

Student Union

Every student is automatically a member of the Students' Union. It is both student led and student focused and they're passionate about ensuring that your time at university is as enjoyable as possible. The Students' Union has over 50 student societies, ranging from music and theatre to politics and cakes and cocktails. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved or simply enjoy hanging out in the onsite Academy bar.