University of Derby

Key Info

Intake Periods September 2024

About University of Derby

Derby is a small, multicultural city that gives international students a warm welcome.

There are lots of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars located close to the University campus, as well as peaceful parks and scenic walking routes.

Our accommodation is located close to campus sites and the city centre. Staying in our halls is perfect way to settle in, make friends and feel at home. The accommodation team even organise events to help students get to know each other and explore the city and country. Derby is one of the most affordable cities in the UK, and our rent prices are all-inclusive to help students budget.

The Union of Students has lots of societies where students can make friends, learn a new skill or explore a hobby. There’s also Derby Worldwide, a society dedicated for international students.

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.

We provide a unique learning experience which helps students develop the right skills needed for the world of work.

With a strong reputation for providing excellent teaching and a wealth of support for students, the University has invested more than GBP 200 million in its facilities in the last ten years.

The University of Derby offers lots of support for international students, including wellbeing, financial advice and help with specific learning requirements. Students will also have a Personal Academic Tutor to support studies.

Derby offers the best of exciting city life and beautiful countryside. Thanks to Derby’s central location, we’re have fantastic transport links across the UK and we have several international airports nearby. The city is renowned as a centre for innovation, with global companies such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier based in Derby.

Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

“Derby’s a really good place to study, I’ve had nothing but good experiences here. If you’re looking for a really relaxed, but vibrant university, you should come here.

The people of Derby are very friendly – the hospitality of the local people has been great. Derby is really quite a good place to start off, not too big, not too overwhelming.”

Sam Chikowore
BA Business, Zimbabwe

University of Derby Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Anatomy and Physiology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Construction, Counselling, Creative Media, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Drama and Dance, Early Years Education, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Fashion and Textiles, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Health and Social Care, Health Science, History, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Law, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Mental Health, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Supply Chain and Logistics, Zoology

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