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University of Derby

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Founded in 1992, the University of Derby is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Derby (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), East Midlands. This institution also has branch campuses in Buxton, Chesterfield and Leek campus. Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, University of Derby is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution. University of Derby offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 32-year-old UK higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this UK higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Derby also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University of Derby's Control Typepublic


University of Derby's Entity Typenon-profit


University of Derby' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


University of Derby's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Founded 1992 Origins date back to 1851 as the Derby Diocesan Institution for the Training of Schoolmistresses, university status since 1992
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University Location

Address Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB East Midlands
United Kingdom
University of Derby's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Derby Phone Number +44 (1332) 590 500
University of Derby Fax Number +44 (1332) 294 861
Other locations Buxton, Chesterfield and Leek campus

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Derby's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Derby's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Derby's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Derby.

University of Derby: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
Not reported
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Derby's admission information.

University of Derby's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Derby's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Derby a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Derby's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

University of Derby's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Derby has more than 2700 international students.

University of Derby's Admission Office Admission Office

International Office, University of Derby
Derby DE22 1GB
(1332) 591 130
(1332) 591 476

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Derby.

University of Derby's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Derby has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

University of Derby's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

University of Derby's Control Type Control Type

University of Derby is a public higher education institution.

University of Derby's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Derby is a non-profit higher education institution.

University of Derby's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

University of Derby's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Unconventional type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Derby does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Derby's main facilities:

University of Derby's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

University of Derby's Housing University Housing

Not reported

University of Derby's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Derby's main services:

University of Derby's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

University of Derby's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Derby's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

University of Derby's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

University of Derby's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University of Derby's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Derby is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Privy Council

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Derby's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Bar Standards Board (BSB)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Chartered Society of Designers (CSD)
  • CPA Australia
  • Department for Education (DfE)
  • Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
  • Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES)
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
  • Society of British and International Design (SBID)
  • Society of Sports Therapists (SST)
  • Tourism Management Institute (TMI)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Derby's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • MillionPlus
  • Universities UK

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Derby 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

University of Derby's Facebook page University of Derby's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Derby's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Derby's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Derby's YouTube channel University of Derby's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Derby's Instagram page University of Derby's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Derby's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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