University of Derby

Derby, England, United Kingdom
The University of Derby has provided education to UK and international students for over 150 years and currently attracts around 22,500 students. We have three main campuses in Derbyshire; two in Derby and our University of Derby Buxton campus.



The University of Derby is committed to providing its students with a high quality learning experience.Learning Enhancement has strategic responsibility for enhancing the student learning experience through its integrated provision, bringing together the support for academic practice, technology-enhanced learning, and quality assurance & enhancement with the library, and support for student learning.


University of Derby Research is distinctive and we are proud of our researchers. Our research is often applied to support the sectors that drive national economic growth, to improve the lives of people locally, nationally and internationally and to support effective policy making and governance. We often work with collaborators from partner institutions and with industry. We publish our research so that everyone can share our knowledge. Our researchers support the creation of further knowledge through their work with our postgraduate research student community. And we use our research to inspire, inform and generate impact for our students.


SQW, in partnership with the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGs) at the University of Derby, has been commissioned by the Skills Funding Agency to deliver a Best Practice Programme for the National Careers Service in England.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (13)
Medicine & Health (12)
Business & Management (8)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Education & Training (4)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Law (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Derby!


Student services

The staff knows that achieving success at University is affected as much by your wellbeing as it is by your academic ability. If you are happy and confident within yourself and your environment, then you will be far more able to achieve the success that you deserve.

Housing services

  • Halls of residence
  • University-approved private accommodation

Library services

The university provides access to library resources (print and online), information technology and study space to support you in your studies. Help and advice is available throughout the year from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Medical services

There is a GP surgery, The Park Medical Practice, at the Kedleston Road site, which students living in Derby can register with. If you are a student living in Buxton, please find local healthcare providers.Our Health Practitioners provide confidential consultations on a whole range of health and mental health issues.

Student Life

Campus life

Your Studentsí Union run the shops at each campus, the student bar; The Academy and the coffee shop Blends, which are great places to meet with friends and grab something to eat between lectures. Itís worth noting that as we are a Non-Profit Organisation, revenue generated by Blends, The Academy and all our retail outlets is reinvested into the Studentsí Union, and is used to improve the services we provide.

Sports facilities

The Studentsí Union is the focal point for the delivery of sport at the University and provide students with the chance to join teams and compete against other universities. Together with Team Derby, we offer a wealth of sport, health and fitness opportunities for everyone looking to get active or try something new, whatever their level of fitness or ability.

Student clubs

The University of Derby Studentsí Union is a registered charity led by students, for students. Every single one of you makes up the Union, and youíre automatically a member when you start your studies.


A number of our online degree courses are accredited by professional bodies. This demonstrates the practical relevance of our courses and provides you with the reassurance that you will be graduating with a credible, industry recognised qualification.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Derby, England, United Kingdom