The University of Derby (formerly Derby College of Art and Technology or simply Derby College) is a public university in the city of Derby, England. It traces its history back to the establishment of the Derby Diocesan Institution for the Training of Schoolmistresses in 1851 and gained university status in 1992 as one of the new universities.
Renowned for technology and innovation, Derby is a thriving multicultural city and home to a wide range of industries with many global companies based here including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. It’s an exciting place to learn and experience university life, providing students with many opportunities to gain real world experience through placements and internships.
The university provides nearly 300 study programmes at undergraduate level. Undergraduate programmes as well as short courses, foundation degrees and postgraduate degrees cover most academic disciplines and subdisciplines.
Currently the university is home to around 21,000 students in all areas of study.