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 from in 1992 as one of the new universities.
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 22,000 students in all areas of study.
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The huge library at Kedleston Road
Our newly-refurbished Magistrate's Court
Our computer labs are the envy of the industry
96.7% of full time first degree graduates are in work or further study making us 10th in the UK (eighth in England) for student employability.
Ranked first for student support and faith provision, and third for lecture quality, learning technology and employability, out of all the UK’s modern universities*
Rated in the top 10% of UK universities for management and quality procedures, by Government Inspectors
Ranked in the top 50 in the 2015 Guardian University League Table
Winners of the 2011 Times Higher Education awards in the Outstanding Contribution To The Local Community category
Winners of the 2011 Times Higher Education awards in the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative category
Shortlisted in the category of 'Midlands Enterprising University of the Year
Winners of the Outstanding Leadership and Management Team category at the 2010 THE Leadership and Management Awards.