Student support and safety
Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby offers high-quality, applied learning at all levels, from undergraduate to masters-level study and research degrees.
Derby is a Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023) and has a strong reputation for providing excellent teaching and a wealth of support for students, with more than GBP 200 million invested in facilities in the last ten years.
Employability and practical skills are at the heart of Derby's teaching, with a range of courses available. Marketing at Derby is in the Top 3 in the UK, Hospitality, Event and Tourism Management is in the Top 3 and Media and Film Studies is in the Top 5 (Guardian University Guide 2022).
Top 11 for its postgraduate taught experience according to the 2021 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, Derby has also been placed in the top ten for international student experience by the International Student Barometer 2018 (Global Benchmark Group).
The university's campus in Derby is spread over several sites, all close to each other as well as student accommodation and the city centre.
The city is renowned as a centre for innovation, with global companies such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier based there. Its central location means that it is easily accessible by rail and road. The city is welcoming and friendly and has Purple Flag status – this recognises its safe, diverse and enjoyable evening entertainment.