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Town Rural

UCAS code: D39

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), our academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure our students are ready for a successful career. 

We want everyone to receive the high-quality education they deserve, regardless of age, background or location. We were named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards. And we have won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Social and Community Impact.

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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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

63%

MED

Political

46%

LOW

Varied union activities

72%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

58%

MED

Sporty

68%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £19.5k MED
Student satisfaction score 85% MED

Number of students

19,680

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

42%

of students are male

Young / Mature

45%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

10%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

431 comments (124 students)
    • Accommodation

      Not looking for accommodation for next year, staying in my rented home

      2018, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Support

      Didn't have any help on offer

      2018, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Scholarship

      Awarded due to household income

      2018, 2nd year, Mechanisms & Machines

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    • Accommodation

      They have very good facilities and it’s a very good location but it’s not as social as I would expect

      2018, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Accommodation

      It’s cheap but there are no lifts

      2018, 1st year, Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Therapy

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    • Accommodation

      It is a friends current house

      2018, 1st year, Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Therapy

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