University of Derby

In the heart of England - the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution - we are proud to be building on our region’s heritage of innovation with industry-relevant expert teaching and world-leading research. 

We offer higher education in a wide choice of subject areas at our campus in Derby. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and Top 10 for Postgraduate Student Experience 2020, our academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure our students are ready for a successful career, wherever their talents lie. With more than £200 million invested in the last ten years, we offer some of the best university facilities in the UK. These include our STEM Centre, Forensic Training Facility and NHS-standard hospital ward.

We are proud to be the UK's best modern university for multi-cultural learning and Top 10 in the world for international student learning experience, according to the International Student Barometer 2018.

GREAT Scholarships 2021

The University of Derby has ten GREAT Scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year for students from China (one), Ghana (one), India (three), Indonesia (one), Kenya (one), Malaysia (one), Pakistan (one) and Thailand (one). 

For eligible subjects, please visit the university website. 


University of Derby

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Derby Business School

Our portfolio of courses offers quality, flexibility, choice and meaningful practical experience for the aspiring business leader. From day one, you’ll be tackling real business challenges and devising innovative solutions for real companies.

In a city founded on enterprise, we’re networked into the business community. Our partnerships span global corporates, SMEs and the leading professional bodies. You’ll mix with the region’s brightest business minds through work placements, consultancy projects, professional mentoring, real-world case studies, industry visits, guest speakers and networking events.

Our experienced, research-active staff promise you a dynamic learning experience, one which helps you meet rigorous standards and motivates you to aim high and achieve more in your business career.

College Of Engineering And Technology

We are committed to developing the next generation of high-achieving scientists, technologists and engineers – ambitious and confident professionals who will go on to shape business and society. This is your opportunity to join a vibrant academic community that will prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career. We look forward to working with you very soon.

We provide an innovative teaching curriculum with a balanced programme of scientific theory and vocational skills. Our academics are recognised, practising experts in their areas and are actively contributing to advances in their fields through their research.

College Of Arts, Humanities And Education

We offer a great student experience, always focusing on you as an individual and working hard to prepare you for the challenges of graduate employment in the 21st century. Our courses are current, topical, relevant and designed to help you progress in your career.

Our strong creative community of staff and students, combined with a dynamic, energetic flourishing creative economy, will allow your talent to thrive and for you to realise your ambitions. We encourage collaboration, reflecting a professional real-world experience where these subjects feed off each other, share facilities and combine resources.

Further information about the University of Derby

  • Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), putting Derby in the top 20 per cent of all providers in the UK   
  • Top 10 Postgraduate Student Experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020)
  • Located in the heart of the UK, easily accessible to transport networks and awarded Purple flag status to recognise Derby as a welcoming and safe city.
  • Year for Social Mobility (UK Social Mobility Awards 2020)