University of Derby


Tracing its origins back to 1851, the University of Derby builds on an outstanding tradition to offer students a distinctive learning experience and the high-level skills that will set you apart. International students rate the university highly, with it being voted the UK’s second most recommended modern university in the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB). 

The University of Derby has been awarded ‘Gold’ – the top rating – in the UK’s first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework, placing them in the top 20% in the UK. The panel judged that they deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students. The university is also proud to be a top 20 UK university for teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). 


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £12,000
  • Estimated living costs - £10,000
  • Minimum IELTS score - 5.0
  • Student satisfaction - 85
  • Employment prospects - 81



  • The Times: 83
  • The Guardian: 54
  • Complete University Guide: 97