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Latest information for applicants

If you are planning to begin studying with us in September, we're here to help answer the many questions you might have about when and how you will start your course.

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Supporting the community

As a university, we take the civic role we play seriously and are committed to supporting our local communities through these challenging times.

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Information for staff and current students

At this time, the health and wellbeing of our staff, students, applicants and the wider community continues to be our primary concern.

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Open Days update

We look forward to welcoming you to an on-campus Open Day at the earliest possible opportunity, once the UK's Coronavirus pandemic begins to come under control. Until then, please register your interest so that we can send you insights on what it's like to study at Derby and let you know when we are next able to welcome you to our University.

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Fast track to Clearing

If you don’t have a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or maybe your gap year plans are on hold – don’t worry. Register with us today and fast forward to your future.

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Be inspired by our Virtual Open Days

Can't make it to campus? Take a tour wherever you are with our Virtual Open Days. See our first-class facilities, discover our courses and find out what it's like to be a University of Derby student.

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26th in The Guardian University Guide 2020

We've risen three places in The Guardian University Guide to 26th place - our highest ever ranking.

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Our reputation

We offer excellent teaching and student outcomes and we give our international students a world-class experience.

TEF Gold logoWe're rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Top 30UK University**Guardian University Guide 2020
Top10in the world for international student learning experience**Global ISB Benchmark Group 2018

About the University of 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.

Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and a Top 30 UK University in the Guardian University Guide 2020, our academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure our students are ready for a successful career.

Whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, online or on-campus in Derby, Buxton or Chesterfield, our wide range of subjects will help you develop the skills and confidence to aim high.

Find your perfect course today, or come to an Open Day and find out how the University of Derby can help you achieve your ambitions.