Located in the heart of England, we are the only university in Derby and Derbyshire and offer industry-relevant, research-informed courses, expert teaching and strong industry links which create unrivalled career opportunities. We partner for impact, meaning that we are committed to creating a collaborative environment where graduate talent can flourish.
As ‘an applied university of today and for tomorrow’ we are committed to providing you with the practical skills, knowledge and experiences to make you stand out from the crowd as a graduate. Our strong industry links with global brands including Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Alstom and the NHS mean that we can offer fantastic work experience opportunities to all students.
We are awarded Gold in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 , making us one of the top universities in the country recognised for outstanding student experience and student outcomes.
The University is proudly named Top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2024 and Top 20 for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. We are also ranked in the Top 10 for satisfaction with feedback in the Guardian University Guide 2024, and Top 20 for overall assessment and feedback in the National Student Survey 2023.
At the University of Derby, we will stretch and challenge you academically, create opportunities for you professionally to support you in reaching your goals, and develop you personally so that you have the confidence to make a real world impact. Within all our courses, we have a strong emphasis on employability and are proud to say that 96% of our UK graduates are in employment or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes 20/21).
The beautiful Peak District National Park also lies on our doorstep, offering unspoiled scenery and varied attractions which make Derby a great place to be a student.