University of Derby


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The University of Derby  is a public university in the city of Derby, England. It traces its history back to the establishment of the Derby Diocesan Institution for the Training of Schoolmistresses in 1851 and gained university status in 1992 as one of the new universities.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
13,375 2,925 12% 14:8

Derby city is located in the centre of the UK. London is about 125 miles south, while Manchester lies 90 miles to the north. The compact city of Derby is an economic powerhouse with global brands such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier, as well as a thriving creative sector. Cultural highlights include the international photography festival, Format, and the Feste arts festival. The campus at Buxton, which includes the grade II-listed Dome, is set in a charming spa town, which is home to Buxton Opera and Buxton festival .

The university provides over 300 study programmes at undergraduate level. Undergraduate programmes as well as short courses, foundation degrees and postgraduate degrees cover most academic disciplines and subdisciplines.  Derby is proud of its personal touch: small classes, a personal tutor and a friendly atmosphere. The majority of its classes have fewer than 30 students. Derby offers single and joint honours in a wide range of areas including, arts, business, health, science, technology, computer gaming and leisure-industry-related subjects. More than 40 courses are available online. The university is engaged with regional business and has several initiatives in place to boost student employability, including around 90 incubation units.Currently the university is home to around 34,000 students in all areas of study.


The university's primary campus is located in the north-west of Derby and comprises three sites: Kedleston Road, Britannia Mill and Markeaton Street. The law school is located in the city centre. The university also has a campus located in Buxton, Derbyshire, which is referred to as the Devonshire Campus. Resources at the university include a range of facilities such as a spa, a hospital with robot patients, and a restaurant, which is operated by students. There is also a recording studio, various sporting facilities, and multiple bars and cafes.


Notable Alumni

·        Adam Buss – CEO at Derby’s QUAD Arts Centre and Marketing Director of Format.

·        Paul Cummins MBE – internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been displayed at Chatsworth House, London Olympic Park and most recently at the Tower of London.

·        Dawn Foote – Managing Director and owner of Katapult, a Midlands-based brand communication agency.

·        Richard Gerver – inspirational speaker on education, business and the third sector, with an international reputation.

·        Edward Hogan – critically acclaimed, award-winning author.

·        Kathryn Jeffs – BBC Natural History Producer, including the Frozen Planet series.

·        Khumbo Kachali – former Vice-President of Malawi.

Lorna Steel – Curator of Palaeontology

English Language Requirements

·        If English isn’t the student's first language they will need an English language qualification.

·        International students applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate course will normally need at least IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

UG: 60% or above at standard XII (all boards).

Higher Secondary School Certificates awarded on completion of Standard XII

PG: 65% or above for Post Graduate.

·        Bachelor of Arts/Science (Honours/Special degree) when awarded from a central university or a recognised state university

·        Bachelor of Education (four year integrated programme)

·        Bachelor of Engineering/Technology (when awarded from an institute of national importance, centre of advanced study, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) or the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore)


Accommodation for International Students

·        The university highly recommends that students book their accommodation before arriving in the UK.

·        All international students who apply for accommodation by 31 July are guaranteed a room in halls of residence. After this date, if halls of residence are fully booked, the university will help students find suitable accommodation elsewhere.

·        The halls of residence are all within walking distance of campus and a regular bus service is also available.

·        Students do not have to move out of halls during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

Free overnight food pack plus bed pack supplied for every international student

Sports scholarship and bursaries scheme

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Quick Facts

Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1851


IntakeJanuary/February 2022,September/October 2022,


Full-time UG & PG Fees 11,500 GBP to 16,600 GBP according to your course.

Cost of Living

For general living costs such as accommodation, food, books, clothing etc, it is impossible to provide an exact figure as all students are different and have different lifestyles.

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 : 97

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 54


University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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