Expert teaching at the University of Derby
We're very proud to be a top 20 university for teaching quality* and our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience, with many still working part-time in their chosen field so their skills are up to date and reflect latest developments in their area.
Many of our expert teaching staff are actively involved in ground-breaking research, and we’ve invested in a new generation of Research Centres harnessing the latest thinking to support businesses, local authorities and industry both on our doorstep and around the world.
We also have a greater staff to student ratio than most other universities, guaranteeing you more dedicated time from your lecturers and the one-to-one support you need.
Expert teaching with you in mind
Our lecturers combine great subject knowledge with industry experience, and they're all committed to getting the best out of you. Don’t take our word for it though – here’s what our students think.
Be inspired by our teaching staff. Read their blogs below for more about how they bring industry experience and a passion for their subject to your studies.
From tackling climate change to addressing modern slavery, our researchers are at the forefront of finding solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
At the University of Derby we're looking to the future. We've invested in a new generation of Research Centres with exciting projects being developed across a wide range of disciplines.
As a student at Derby you'll benefit from research-informed teaching that is up to date with the latest developments and thinking in your subject area.
* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017