University of Derby

The University of Derby (formerly Derby College of Art and Technology or simply Derby College) 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. It gained university status in 1992.

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 sub-disciplines.

Currently the university is home to around 34,000 students in all areas of study.
Located in the heart of England, we build on our region’s heritage of innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research.

Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and a Top 30 UK University in the Guardian University Guide 2020, our academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure our students are ready for a successful career.

Whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, online or on-campus in Derby, Buxton or Chesterfield, our wide range of subjects will help you develop the skills and confidence to aim high.

Find your perfect course today, or come to an Open Day and find out how the University of Derby can help you achieve your ambitions.  

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