Partnering for impact

We are investing in our global future, partnering with sector-leading businesses to drive innovation and create a collaborative environment where research has real impact and graduate talent can flourish. And all of this is happening in the future home of the new Great British Railways HQ - congratulations Derby!

1stUniversity Housing (UK and Ireland)**Global Student Living Awards 2022
1stUniversity of the Year**UK Social Mobility Awards 2020
1stHigher Education Institution of the Year**2020 NEON Awards
Top20%for a range of subjects**The Guardian University Guide 2023
Top20%for overall satisfaction**National Student Survey 2022

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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Our latest news

Staff at the University of Derby with colleagues from Policy Connect sitting smiling at roundtable in House of Lords

The University of Derby and the Higher Education Commission at Policy Connect held a parliamentary event, chaired by Professor Philip Lord Norton of Louth, to assess what progress has been made towards improving the experience of disabled students in higher education.

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A pioneering new training programme that prepares military service leavers for a career in policing was officially launched this week. The course is a partnership between the University of Derby and Nottinghamshire Police.

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The University of Derby has joined the National College for Nuclear (NCfN) as an Approved Provider to deliver high quality qualifications in support of the nuclear sector.