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University of Derby

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Overview of University of Derby

Located in the city of Derby, the University of Derby is a public institution, with its history traced back to the founding of the Derby Diocesan Institution for the Training of Schoolmistresses sometime in 1851. In 1992, the establishment finally got its university status and currently provides more than 300 undergraduate programmes for international students. The university is committed to providing expert and industry-relevant teaching across its undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation degree. At any point, there are more than 1,700 international students enrolled at the university from across 100 countries. 

Considered as the least selective institution, the University of Derby acceptance rate is estimated to be between 80 and 90%.


Accounting and Business Management BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Criminology BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and English BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance MAcc - Postgraduate
Animation MDes - Postgraduate
Biomedical Health MSci - Postgraduate
Biomedical Health with Industrial Placement Year MSci - Postgraduate
English Mlit - Postgraduate
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The University of Derby is easily reached in the heart of the United Kingdom by road, rail and air. Our main campuses are located in the vibrant city of Derby and the resort town of Buxton in the Peak District. They are friendly, culturally diverse and secure places, with a high standard of living and far cheaper prices than in larger cities. Offering a great social life when you want it but a calm, relaxed atmosphere when you need to concentrate on it, it’s the ideal setting for enjoying your university experience to the full. You never miss something to do in Derby and Buxton – with entertainment, shopping, film, theatre, festivals and sports of all kinds. The nearby Peak District National Park offers a stunning landscapes, stunning stately homes and exciting outdoor activities.

Student Life

Derby is an extremely friendly city and the university, at that, has one of the best international student centres in the world. The University of Derby rankings were further boosted with its participation in the International Student Barometer 2018, measuring international students’ higher education experience. Students can avail of a broad range of services from the centre that helps you settle smoothly into life in the UK and make new friends. 

Accommodation is secure, affordable, clean and comfortable, available across the halls of residence. 

There is a pickup service run by the university, for new international beginners, from Heathrow, Manchester and East Midlands airports. You will receive an induction programme a week before the start of the term and access to a dedicated welfare advisor.

Get a free arrival pack, bed pack and kitchen pack, if you are moving into the University of Derby’s halls of residence.

  • Khumbo Kachali, Vice-President Malawi
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  • Idris Khan, artist and photographer
  • Devon Malcolm, cricketer
  • Lucy Spraggan, singer-songwriter
  • Graham Joyce, fiction author
Fun Facts
  • Derby's Silk Mill is believed to have been the first factory in the world, and it was the first silk mill in England. The Lombe Mill, as it was called, was built next to the River Derwent after John Lombe visited Piedmont in 1717 and returned to England with knowledge of Italian silk-throwing machines and Italian craftsmen.

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