University of Derby

United Kingdom

About the University

We are the only university in Derby and Derbyshire, and we are located in the heart of England. From foundation and undergraduate degrees through postgraduate study and research, we provide industry-relevant, expert instruction.

We have a long and proud history of applying our expertise and creativity to help the city and area develop. All of our students are welcomed, supported, and challenged to achieve the necessary combination of academic knowledge and practical skills to excel in their chosen career. Whatever your experience, our strong industry connections, professional academics, and real-world classroom facilities will equip and educate you to reach your full potential.

Our comprehensive selection of disciplines will help you acquire the skills and confidence to strive high, whether you study full-time, part-time, online, or on-campus in Derby or Chesterfield.



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Campus Life

Lecture theatres; Students Union facilities; a bus service operating at and between campuses; Chaplaincy and faith, meditation, and prayer facilities; indoor and outdoor sports facilities; cafes, restaurants, and food outlets; wellbeing centres and support; Careers and Employability services and centres; and a University Library service with five libraries are among the resources and facilities available to all students and staff.

Derby is home to the university's main campus. Buxton, Chesterfield, and Leek are the locations of the other three campuses. The University of Derby does not have any international campuses; instead, it collaborates with universities all around the globe to provide and confer University of Derby degrees.

Student life

The Atrium is a wide concourse at the Kedleston Road complex that was erected in 1994. The atrium hosts university, student union, and private activities on a regular basis. Previously, the atrium served as the primary location for student union balls.

Within its 'Union Quarter,' the Union of Students also provides social space and culinary amenities for students. The Academy, a licenced bar and live entertainment venue, is located in the Union Quarter. The Union of Students, originally known as UDSU - University of Derby Students' Union, underwent a rebranding for the 2017-2018 academic year.


  • Paul Cummins, artist
  • Khumbo Kachali, Vice-President of Malawi
  • Idris Khan, artist and photographer
  • David Imms painter
  • Devon Malcolm, cricketer
19685 Students
19685 Students

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