University of Derby


  • We’re a modern, forward-thinking institution that gained university status in 1992.
  • Our reputation for providing quality education dates back to 1851 when we opened as a teacher training college.

Location and Transport

  • Central – we’re located in the heart of England and are easily accessible by road, rail or air. It takes around 90 minutes to reach London or Manchester by train, while Birmingham is only 35 minutes away.
  • Close to the city – the main campus at Derby is made up of three sites based at Kedleston Road, Britannia Mill and Markeaton Street. Our main campus is located around one mile from the city centre and our regular bus service means you can get into Derby in less than 10 minutes.
  • Peak District – located in the stunning Peak District, our Buxton campus is just one hour away from Manchester. We are also currently expanding our presence in Chesterfield, which is only a short distance from Sheffield.
  • Thriving city and region – Derby is a high-tech city that is home to global companies such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. We’re one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and our workers enjoy the highest average salaries in the country outside London. The city boasts excellent shopping and leisure facilities, including a new velodrome.