Why choose Derby?

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The University of Derby is a modern university

The University of Derby is ranked in the Top 50 of The Guardian Complete University Guide 2015. We're also ranked in the top three of all modern universities for international student satisfaction.

Our main campus is in the city of Derby and is easy to get to by road, rail and air. We currently have nearly 1,700 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.

Fees and funding

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


You can apply for free online. We have local agents who can all help you with your applications or you can contact one of our international student advisers.

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.

Both of our campuses are accessible by road, rail and air.


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

A dedicated International Student Centre

Voted 'The best in the country' by other international students studying in the UK*  

Our dedicated International Student Centre 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.





The International Student Experience