Based at one of our three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield, students can study for a foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate or research course across a wide range of subjects including Nursing, Teacher Training and Hospitality.
University of Derby Research is distinctive and we are proud of our researchers. Our research is often applied to support the sectors that drive national economic growth, to improve the lives of people locally, nationally and internationally and to support effective policy making and governance. We often work with collaborators from partner institutions and with industry. We publish our research so that everyone can share our knowledge. Our researchers support the creation of further knowledge through their work with our postgraduate research student community. And we use our research to inspire, inform and generate impact for our students.
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. This includes:
With millions of pounds invested in state-of-the-art facilities designed to enable you to put into practice theories and techniques you have learned, we ensure that you leave the University of Derby as one of the most employable graduates in the East Midlands.
The university provides access to library resources (print and online), information technology and study space to support you in your studies. Help and advice is available throughout the year from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Taking an online course gives you freedom to study your course, your way. Busy professionals and parents can fit the course around work and family life, while international students can gain a highly-regarded UK degree without having to leave their own country.
Our brand new £10.8 million Sports Centre opened in September 2015, boasting state-of-the-art facilities including a 70 station fitness suite, an 8 badminton court sports hall, spacious fitness and cycling studios, climbing wall, squash courts plus a 3-lane indoor sprint track and sand pit.
The University of Derby Students’ Union is a registered charity led by students, for students. Every single one of you makes up the Union, and you’re automatically a member when you start your studies. Although we often work together, we’re completely separate from the University, and whether you’re after activities, representation, volunteering opportunities, employability, help & advice or just an ice-cold post-lecture pint, we’ll be here for you throughout your studies.