Derby University



Derby, England



Total Students


QS Ranking (2023)


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Location: Derby, England

Established: 1992

Total Students: 15485

Percentage of International Students: 20%

  • 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.
Current international collaborations include Botswana Accountancy College, Swiss Education Group, Mediterranean College, Raffles Design Institute, Help Academy and the Royal Malaysian Police. The Atrium, built in 1994, is a large concourse at the Kedleston Road site. The atrium is used regularly for university, student union and private events. Previously, the atrium has been the main venue of students’ union balls. The Union of Students also provides social space and catering facilities for students within its ‘Union Quarter’. The Union Quarter includes licensed bar and live entertainment venue, The Academy.
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Education
  • School of Arts
  • Department of Humanities
  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • Department of Electronics, Computing and Mathematics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment
  • College of Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Derby Business School
  • Derby Management School
  • Derby Law School
  • Department of Criminology and Social Sciences
  • College of Health and Social Care
  • School of Allied Health and Social Care
  • School of Nursing and Professional Practice
  • College of Life and Natural Sciences
  • School of Human Sciences
  • School of Environmental Sciences
  • Student wellbeing- There is a clear link between your wellbeing and academic success. To help you make the most of your time at University, they provide a wide range of face to face, telephone and online support. Student wellbeing provides support to all their students regarding any issue and provides a confidential counselling service.
  • Campus Support- Their support can help you with a whole range of things, from budgeting to exam anxiety, finding part-time work to juggling your life and meeting new friends to managing significant and serious problems.
  • Inclusive Learning- They understand that having the right support package in place, as soon as possible, is key to ensuring that you get the most from your time at university.
If you experience a specific learning difference (eg dyslexia, dyspraxia), long term health or mental health difficulties, autism, Aspergers, visual impairment, D/deaf or physical impairment or any other form of disability, we advise you to:
  • Find out as much as possible about your course. For example, how it is taught, how you will be assessed, whether you will be required to attend any placements or field trips
  • Ask if there are any limits to adjustments that can be made. Sometimes adjustments can’t be made. For example, a specific placement may be a requirement of a professional registering body.
  • Supporting faith- Promotes diverse cultures
National rankings
Complete (2020)[33]67
Guardian (2020)[34]61
Times / Sunday Times (2020)[35]67=
Global rankings
THE (2020)[36]601–800
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[37]Gold


The residences for Derby students are based in the “student quarter” between the Kedleston Road, Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill sites and the centre of Derby. They are:
  • Agard Court on Agard Street
  • Sir Peter Hilton Court on Agard Street
  • Nunnery Court on Nuns Street
  • Princess Alice Court on Bridge Street
  • Cathedral Court on Cathedral Road
  • St Christopher’s Court on Ashbourne Road
  • Peak Court, with entrances on Lodge Lane and Bridge Street
  • Flamsteed Court on Kedleston Old Road
  • Darley Bank on Brook Street
  • Buxton students have one hall of residence, High Peak Halls.
It formerly owned halls of residence on Lonsdale Place, and Peet Street. The latter was controversially sold to G4S, becoming an asylum seeker reception centre.

The University has a range of resources and facilities available to all students and staff, including: lecture theatres; Students Union facilities; a bus service operating at and between the campuses; Chaplaincy and facilities for faith, meditation and prayer; indoor and outdoor sports facilities; cafes restaurants and food outlets; wellbeing centres and support; Careers and Employability services and centres; and a University Library service with five Libraries.

Derby-The University’s main campus is in the city of Derby. The Kedleston Road site in Allestree, in the north-west of Derby is the largest and main campus and serves as the University’s headquarters. It is situated close to the A38 and opposite Markeaton Park. A contemporary-styled building for Arts, Design and Media, as well as a STEM building, on Markeaton Street in Derby was formally opened in early November 2007 by Richard Branson. Courses are also run at the Britannia Mill site in Derby.

Buxton- This campus is located in the Grade II* listed 18th century former stable block, the Devonshire Dome. In 1854, the 6th Duke of Devonshire donated the land, part of his stables and some of the funds for conversion to a hospital and gardens for charity patients seeking treatment at the baths in Buxton. His architect, Henry Currey, directed the work. The ironwork dome (1881, once the world’s largest, with a diameter of 44.2 metres (145 ft)), a clocktower (1882) and a surgical ward (1897) were built as expansions to the hospital, which was run by the NHS after 1948. The University of Derby purchased the then-derelict hospital from the NHS in 2001, and moved operations here from the Harpur Hill campus in 2005. The Devonshire Dome building dominates the local landscape, and has a dome which is over 145 ft (44 m) in diameter, bigger than that of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. It was formally opened as a University Campus by Prince Charles in February 2006.

Chesterfied- The Chesterfield Campus, officially entitled ‘St. Helena’s Campus’, is situated in the buildings of what was originally St Helena’s Grammar School, off Sheffield Road, near Chesterfield town centre. The buildings were extensively renovated by the University between 2014 and 2016, after being acquired by the University of Derby in 2014.

Leek- The Leek campus is a delivery site for Buxton & Leek College. The campus mainly runs Further and Adult Education courses, but also runs some degree programmes validated by the University of Derby.

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