We have one simple promise – to make a positive impact. Through our ground-breaking research, teaching excellence and commitment to sustainable living, we are changing lives for the better.
We could change yours too.

1stUniversity Housing (UK and Ireland)**Global Student Living Awards 2023
Top20in the UK for teaching quality**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
1stUniversity of the Year**UK Social Mobility Awards 2020
Top20in the UK for overall student satisfaction**Complete University Guide 2024
Top20%for a range of subjects**The Guardian University Guide 2023
Top20for assessment and feedback**National Student Survey 2023
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Study at Derby this January

If you'd like to get the new year off to a great start and take your first step towards a rewarding career, look no further. Here at the University of Derby, we have a range of full-time and part-time courses starting in January.

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We are Gold

We have been awarded Gold in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 – making us one of the top universities in the country recognised for its outstanding teaching quality.

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Innovation and research

We are an applied research University that places research at the heart of our curriculum, demonstrates positive impacts for society and works with industry to drive business growth.

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Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to come to an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Undergraduate prospectus 2024 out now - the future is you

Order your compact print version for a quick guide to studying at Derby. Or opt for our fully digital prospectus, tailored to your interests and delivered direct to your inbox.

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Why the turtle?

You may have noticed that the University of Derby turtle appears in many of our adverts around the world. But do you know why?

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Our latest news

Dr Mark Faghy at 10 Downing Street

Dr Mark Faghy, Associate Professor in Respiratory Physiology at the University of Derby, was among a group of selected guests who visited 10 Downing Street yesterday to hand in a letter calling for government funding for research into long Covid.

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A programme that supports organisations to develop green energy and carbon reduction schemes in Derbyshire has won a category at this year’s Innovation Awards.

University of Derby building with a sign that reads The future is you

Three University of Derby academics have been added to the ‘World Ranking Top 2% Scientists’, a global list created and updated annually by Stanford University.