About us

We are a University of first choice for students who want a caring, aspirational environment where they can equip themselves for the career they choose.

With our reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes, we offer you, our students, unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside your studies. That’s why we’ve invested £200 million over the past ten years in some of the best university facilities you’ll find in the UK to ensure you get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for.

The impact our staff have on the experience of our students, even those who are not in front-line roles

We are part of a thriving multicultural region that is renowned for technology and innovation, and is home to a wide range of industries, with many global companies based here, including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. It’s an exciting place to learn and experience university life, providing you with many opportunities to gain real world experience through placements and internships.

The University of Derby Group

The University of Derby Group includes Buxton & Leek College, which provides further education and university level courses; Derby Theatre, our very own established professional theatre; and Derbyshire Student Residences Limited (DSRL), which offers accommodation for our students. 

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Buxton & Leek College

As part of the University of Derby, Buxton & Leek College provides further education and university level courses with great results and fantastic facilities at campuses in Buxton and Leek.

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A show being performed at Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre is a professional and learning theatre owned by the University of Derby. The theatre has a 535-seat main auditorium and a 110-seat studio theatre.

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Derbyshire Student Residences Limited

Derbyshire Student Residences Limited (DSRL) provides safe, good-value, award-winning accommodation just a short walk from our campuses.

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