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University of Derby

University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby View map
United Kingdom


The University of Derby is an ambitious, innovative and modern university focused on real world learning.   With our reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes we offer you unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside your studies. It is this commitment to real world learning that will set you apart in the employment market.

Our main aim is to provide our students with a top class international experience and help them to develop their skills to ensure they succeed in their careers.  The University of Derby was ranked 2nd most recommended UK Modern University in the International Student Barometer 2016* and 81.1% of our international graduates are in a graduate job or in further study after completing their degree**

The University of Derby was ranked number 5 for International Student Centre Support in the world in the International Student Barometer*.

We offer international students a variety of study options including:

  • on campus (experience UK student life and get the Alumni Discount)
  • online courses (stay at home but get a UK education)
  • short courses for Professional Development (professionally oriented and work-based allowing you to immediately apply your learning to the work place)
  • partnerships (study one of our courses with our partner in your own country)
  • progression partners (start at one of our progression partners in your country and then come to Derby to complete or continue your studies).

The University of Derby Online Learning is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby.

Since 2001, the University of Derby has offered online distance learning to students who required more flexible study options. As demand for these popular online distance learning courses increased, we learned to tailor course content specifically for online delivery.

We have now launched our Shorts Courses for Professional Development.

Our range of online short courses are designed to help individuals in their personal development, whether that’s for your continuing professional development (CPD) or as part of their own training and development plan. These online courses can fit in easily around work and family life so you can study at a time and place to suit.

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