Welcome to the University of Derby
Positioned in the centre of the UK within easy reach of London,Derby has lots to offer. The Peak District, famous for its scenery and outdoor activities, features in many films and TV programmes, and the city of Derby is the heart of discovery, creativity and engineering. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK with over £1 billion invested over the past five years. Derby is the birthplace of engineering and the University has long associations with international companies such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier who provide valuable work projects, placements, and internships for our students.
The University of Derby has one of the highest employability rates for any UK university with over 97% of our graduates progressing to further study or employment.
Over 85% of our classes have fewer than 30 students, and you have access to a personal tutor whenever you need it. We regularly consult with our students to understand their needs and requirements and students are represented on all of the senior management committees.
Most of our courses are based at Markeaton Street, a contemporary, attractive and creative environment. We offer a range of vocational courses that are refreshed, relevant to the needs of industry and with strong educational integrity. We are in the unique position of owning a professional theatre (based in the centre of Derby). As well as providing excellent learning facilities for many of our courses it also provides an exclusive space to hold our end of year degree shows for students to showcase their work.
Our courses in art, design, theatre, music, photography, film production, fashion, engineering and technology, computing and maths are designed to challenge and stimulate, to bring out the best in you, and to ensure that you leave us with excellent skills, a thorough understanding of your subject area and a recognised qualification ready to progress your career.
You'll be taught by tutors who are all experienced industry professionals with a passion for their subject which our students find infectious. You'll benefit from visiting speakers from a range of backgrounds offering a unique insight into their fields of expertise.
Support for international students
The University of Derby is one of the few universities to offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in January for international students. This is ideal if you do not want to wait until September to start your course.
The University’s International Student Centre has been voted "The best in the country" by international students studying in the UK. They offer help with visas and immigration, English language skills, welfare, as well as helping you to settle in the UK and make new friends whilst you're here.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
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