As an ambitious and modern university, Derby offers high-quality, real-world learning experience to its students. The University of Derby was also shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year Award 2019.
The university is in the heart of England in the city of Derby, which was awarded purple flag status to recognise the city as a safe and welcoming environment. The university has invested around GBP 200 million in the last ten years on facilities and learning centres.
The university is known worldwide for its excellent teaching, and therefore it has been honoured with the prestigious gold rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), placing the university within the top 20 per cent of institutions in the UK*.
The university was rated in the top ten for its postgraduate student experience by the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey*. Further, the International Student Barometer 2018 (UK Benchmark Group) rated Derby as the number one UK modern university for multicultural learning, and the International Student Barometer 2018 (Global Benchmark Group) placed Derby in the top ten for its international student experience*.
Students can choose from a range of courses at the university, which are some of the most comprehensive courses in the UK. Most courses are aligned to industry needs that help students become successful employees. Derby works with employers to ensure students gain employable skills during their time at the institution.
Small class sizes with dedicated teachers ensure that every student receives one-on-one assistance. In addition, students receive outstanding support from various student-run groups on campus.
The city of Derby is the Innovation Centre in the UK, known for its strong ties with reputable industries like Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. It is also easily accessible by rail, road and air and is one of the safest cities, with affordable accommodation.