At the University of Derby, we focus on relevant, applied education that prepares you for life after graduation. Outstanding teaching from industry experts in first-class facilities will ensure you develop all the right skills for the workplace of the future. And we use our strong industry links to help you apply your learning with practical experience, in real work situations.
Located in the heart of England, Derby is one of the most hi-tech cities in the UK and is a great base for business. You’ll find global names rubbing shoulders with new enterprises, many keen to work with us and our students.
This is a vibrant, compact city with lots going on, from sport and culture to shopping and entertainment. Derby has held Purple Flag status since 2013, in recognition of its safe, appealing and varied nightlife. There’s plenty of green space too, from local parks to the Peak District, the UK’s first national park.
Our supportive, inclusive community welcomes students from all backgrounds, and we are proud to have won awards for our commitment to opening doors for everyone. We were named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards.