Our Chesterfield site is a Centre of Excellence for Health and our nursing courses are ranked in the top 20 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. 

Top20in the UK for Nursing coursesThe Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

The University's Chesterfield site is exclusively for our Nursing students, who can study either at Derby or Chesterfield. Our Chesterfield site offers the benefits of a smaller site while still feeling connected to the wider University and vibrant social life. For our Adult Nursing and Nursing Associate courses, 99% of our former students are in professional occupations 15 months after graduating (The Guardian University Guide 2024).

We have a fantastic relationship with the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where students can gain valuable and practical experience to impress future employers. 

Our renovated Grade II listed building, St Helena, is a Centre of Excellence offering some of the most advanced teaching and learning technologies in health care. These include:

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Courses available to study at Chesterfield

Chesterfield students showing open day visitors around the nursing facilities.

Chesterfield Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at The University of Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the campus, tour our first-class facilities and meet our academic team.

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Adult Nursing graduate, Claire Brown

Claire Brown: starting over

Deciding when the time is right to study as a mature student is a hugely personal decision. Having raised and supported a family, Clearing provided Claire Brown with the most immediate path towards a career in Adult Nursing.

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A view from the foot of Chesterfields St Helena Grade II listed and renovated building. The brown brick building with multiple angles and windows is partly shadowed by the sun.  Layered beyond a bright blue sky from a summers day.

Chesterfield Virtual Tour

Explore our Virtual Tour - take a look around the facilities and hear from our current students to find out what studying at Chesterfield is really like.

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