Why choose Derby?

Our focus on employability, state-of-the-art facilities, expert teaching and vibrant city are just some of the benefits of choosing to study at the University of Derby.

£200minvested in facilities in the past 10 years

Wherever you come from, wherever you're heading, we've got the facilities, know-how and commitment to take you there.

We know how important it is to have the best teaching, so we’re proud to be rated top 20 for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. But we also offer so much more, with some of the best university facilities in the country, opportunities for industry experience and practical, hands-on learning to make your studies relevant to life after graduation. To help broaden your horizons, we offer a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, whatever your subject – a great way to experience a different culture, meet new people and add to your CV. 

Dr Ian Turner, one of our expert teaching staff

Our experts

You will be taught by experts who have a wealth of experience working in industry and great links with employers.

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Our culture of real world learning means we work with employers to make sure your time here will give you the best possible start to your career.

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Our facilities

We've invested over £200 million in our state-of-the-art facilities over the past ten years, including our Financial Markets Lab, Sports Centre, Crown Court, Aquatic Research Facility and Crime Scene House.

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The City

Derby is the UK’s most central city and has a vibrant buzz and a jam-packed social scene along with culture, heritage and beautiful countryside.‌

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Entrance view of Kedleston Road campus in the daytime.

Discover Derby Uni

There are many ways for you to find out more about studying at Derby. Book your Open Day or Campus Tour, sign up for Derby on Demand, explore our Virtual Open Days, or watch our Open Day Live production and listen to interviews with our brilliant staff and students.

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