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.

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1stUniversity Housing (UK and Ireland)Global Student Living Awards 2023
Top20in the UK for teaching qualityThe Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Top5for course qualityUni Compare Annual Student Review Rankings 2025
Top15UK universityUni Compare Annual Student Review Rankings 2025
Top20%for a range of subjectsThe Guardian University Guide 2023
Top25in the UK for overall student satisfactionComplete University Guide 2025
TEFWe have been awarded Gold in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023Read more about our TEF Gold AwardRead more about our TEF Gold Award

Undergraduate 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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Postgraduate Open Events

Join us at an upcoming on-campus Postgraduate Open Event, where you will get the opportunity to meet our expert academics and find out more about your course.

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Get ahead of the game. Call us now on 01332 592024 and receive a provisional offer to study at a TEF Gold university.

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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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Undergraduate prospectus 2025 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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Our latest news

Graduation caps being thrown into the air outside of Derby Arena

Professional footballer Millie Bright who captained England to the Women’s World Cup Final in 2023 is among those to receive an honorary degree from the University of Derby later this month.

Civic Awards 2024 winners on stage

The first University of Derby Civic Awards, aimed at recognising and celebrating the significant positive impact that individuals and organisations have made in the community, was held on Thursday, 4 July.

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Around 3,000 students and their families are expected to turn up to the last Open Day of the academic year - traditionally the largest - eager to find out more about the range of courses, TEF gold-standard teaching, and world-leading research on offer.