Why choose the University of Derby

The University of Derby is the only University in Britain's leading high tech city. It is the home of Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. 


Our main campus is in the city of Derby and is easy to get to by road, rail and air. London is 90 minutes away by train.

We currently have over 800 international students studying with us from over 100 countries.


We have a wide range of courses that you can study and offer traditional postgraduate and undergraduate alongside pre-sessional English and progression courses designed specifically for the international market. You can study full time, part time or online. Wherever possible, our courses will be accredited or endorsed by relevant professional bodies.

We are ranked Number 1 for learning*

Fees and funding

Essential information on course fees and funding is available to assist you with your studies.

Employability and careers

96.7% of our students are employed or in further study within six months of graduating from the University of Derby.

At Derby you can do a 12 month work placement. We will also help you make connections in the relevant industries for future employment.

Campus Life

Derby is a bustling city about 30 minutes from Nottingham, an hour from Birmingham and less than two hours from London. Derby is a diverse, safe place to live, with everything you’d expect from student life and support.

Buxton is a picturesque small town on the edge of the Peak District National Park, about an hour from Derby and Manchester.


We want you to feel at home during your stay at Derby. We guarantee reserved accommodation for all first year students if booked before 31st July

We are ranked Number 1 for accommodation*

A dedicated International Student Centre

Ranked Number 1 in the UK, our International Student Support provides support, social trips, advice and guidance throughout your University experience. 

Excellent facilities and real world learning at Derby

We’ve spent over £150 million on facilities at our Derby and Buxton campuses over the last few years, to make sure that you have the best learning, teaching and student experience.


 *2015 International Student Barometer