University of Derby

About University of Derby :

The University of Derby is the only university in Britain’s leading high-tech city. Derby has 12% of its workforce employed in high-technology functions which is four times the national average and higher than any other UK city. Home to the global HQ for Rolls Royce and the European HQ for Toyota, Derby has the highest average salaries outside on London.

The University has over 1,000 overseas students from more than 70 countries worldwide. The University also has partnerships with colleges and universities in China, Europe, USA, Africa and Asia offering courses in subjects including Business, Engineering, Science and Art and Design.

There is a permanent focus on real-world learning at the University of Derby with investment in facilities, industry partnerships and professional accreditations.

Our real-world learning facilities include; Derby Theatre, State of the Art engineering workshops, two full size law courts, gaming workshops, commercial working spa and Clinical skills suite.

We are a Gold Level Approved Learning Partner with ACCA. Other accreditations held by the university include CIMA, CMI, CIM, the Law Society of England and Wales and chartered status for our engineering programmes.

The University of Derby has a history of producing employable graduates with 96.1%, who had completed a full-time, first degree course during the 2011/12 academic year employed or studying six months after their course. This ranks the University of Derby as 9th overall in England.

The University has two campuses, which are 30 miles apart, one in Derby and one in Buxton. Derby is a busy city, which is less than an hour from Birmingham by car and about an hour and a half from London by train. Buxton is a picturesque small town on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

We understand it is important to provide an excellent service for our students which is why we have invested in our International Student Centre which was voted the best in the world by international students in the 2012 International Student Barometer. We also have supporting facilities including our Multi Faith Centre and dedicated Student Employment Agency.

A Message from Pro Vice-Chancellor, Philip Plowden

Welcome to the University of Derby. My key role is to ensure that our work in learning and teaching continues to meet the high standards for which the University is known, and continues to develop to meet the needs of new generations of students.

We pride ourselves on being friendlier and more supportive than other universities and our International Student Centre has been ranked Number one by the i-graduate student barometer, the largest survey of international students in the world. It provides support, advice and guidance from the moment you start thinking about which course to choose, right through to your graduation.

We are a small university and our students really like this. It means you will make friends easily and your tutors and lecturers get to know students individually.

Our partnership with EFA enables us to bring our experience and expertise in all aspects of learning to a wider audience in the Caribbean and USA which we are very excited about.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Derby and to you being part of our growing community of students.

Philip Plowden
Pro Vice-Chancellor
University of Derby

United Kingdom

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