Established in 1992, University of Derby is a Public University. Located in the city of Derby, England, the University is a modern, innovative education provider. University of Derby’s recent success includes being ranked 1st for student support and faith provision, and 3rd for lecture quality, learning technology and employability, out of all the UK’s modern universities. University of Derby is home to 21,000 students, studying more than 300 different study programs. Undergraduate programs as well as short courses, foundation degrees and postgraduate degrees are offered to its student populace. With 949 international students, University of Derby provides a diverse environment to its students.
The University of Derby prides itself on offering a more supportive learning environment, with greater personal attention given to students than in other UK universities. Delivering a rewarding learning experience with the personal touch forms the core of what we do at Derby. That’s why over 85% of our classes have fewer than 30 students in them, and you have access to your personal tutor whenever you need it. We also believe in listening to our students so they are represented on all of the senior management committees.
We are dedicated to providing teaching that is informed by our research, and focused on delivering real world, experiential learning. This is why Derby moved up 29 places in The Guardian University Guide 2015 published by The Guardian newspaper. Our teaching is outstanding in several areas, and our ambition is to continue on this upward trend. Our graduates are contributing at the highest levels in their chosen professions. You will find Derby graduates everywhere: from the BBC’s Frozen Planet to the Natural History Museum; from Clothes Show Live to MIG bank; from re-inventing the wheelchair to leading corporate sustainability at the London Olympics.
University of Derby provides a number of great facilities to its student populace. Amenities offered include computing laboratories, a spa (Buxton), two computer games development suites, a lifelike hospital teaching environment with robot patients, a well-stocked Learning Resource Centre, a restaurant run by culinary students, a university bus system, conference and/or colloquium settings, multi-functional lecture theatres, art and culture venues, concert venues, recording studios, sport centres, sport halls, fitness suites, outdoor pitches, student union bars and cafes amidst other great facilities. Derby excels with its student facilities, from access to Derby Theatre for Arts students, our industry-standard computing labs, a 350-person capacity Courtroom, and the expansive library at Kedleston Road.
We also offer our very own crime scene car and house sites for students taking one of our two Forensics courses, in a fully-monitoried facility shared with Derbyshire Constabulary. As part of our Health courses, you can take advantage of a simulated hospital and radiography suite equipped with NHS standard clinical areas and the latest diagnostic and simulated learning equipment. Students at Buxton Campus have access to our dedicated, 58-acre Outdoor and Adventure campus building, plus a climbing wall based at our Harpur Hill Sports Centre. Our partnership with the Peak District National Park Sailing Club means you can go canoeing and kayaking in the River Derwent and Combs Reservoir.
University of Derby, is situated in the centre of the country. It's just off the M1 and on the main cross country rail line which connects Scotland to the south coast of England, and has a direct service to the new St Pancras station in London.
By Train: Both Derby and Buxton have train stations which are close to the campuses. You can get a taxi, bus or, for the Buxton Campus, walk from the station to the campus.
Most first year students live in halls - they're just a short walk from our campuses and a great place to make friends. They offer you safe, good value accommodation with other students. On the other hand, if you’d prefer to rent a private property, we can help you find the right place through our registered private housing scheme. Together with the Council and the landlord, we assess all the properties registered so you can be confident they’ll be safe and comfortable.
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- Business, Management
- Applied, Pure Science
- Humanities & Social Sciences