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University of Derby, UK

  • England, UK
  • Rank

    1001 - 1200

  • Established

    1992

Overview

Total No. of International Students

1,700+

The University of Derby is a public university established in 1992. It is located in the city of Derby, England, UK. It is a modern and ambitious university with two campuses in Derbyshire, central England. The University has invested significantly in world-class facilities designed to give its students the best learning environment. Moreover, research is a fundamental part of its identity as an academic institution, and its work has a real impact.

The University aims to become the first choice for international students who want a caring, aspirational environment where they can equip themselves for their chosen careers. It is part of a thriving multicultural region renowned for technology and innovation and is home to a wide range of industries with many global companies. The University celebrates diversity and recognises the challenges of being human and the significance and impact of inclusion within an organisation.

 

Why choose the University of Derby?

The University is located in the middle of the country, with easy transportation facilities. There are various places to explore within easy reach, from the glorious countryside to theme parks. Moreover, the Union of Students is an important part of life at Derby. There are plenty of options to get involved in co-curricular activities through your union, like joining a sports club or society or participating in volunteering. Students will also be able to find plenty of places to eat and socialise with their friends. Some core reasons for studying at the University of Derby are mentioned below.

Prepare for the Future

No matter whether you have decided what career you have to enter in or not, the University is always ready to support and guide you. The University offers plenty of services related to work experience, placements, CV and job search advice. It has great links to the industry, which means students will have opportunities to apply for work experience directly relevant to their studies, including placements and real projects set by businesses. Moreover, students can also take benefit of various workshops and events to take the advice of the top industry experts and plan their careers accordingly.

Student Wellbeing

The University understands that moving to another country is a big step and supports international students on that journey. Going to University is not just about studies; there are many other considerations, especially for international students. The University has an extensive support network to help you with all aspects of your student life, including accommodation, careers and employment and college student centres.

Excellent Teaching

The University offers excellent teaching quality for international students. The teaching aims to prepare students for a successful, fulfilling career. The courses will develop students' academic knowledge, practical experience and employability skills such as communication and leadership.

 

Key Features

  • No. 1 UK modern university for multicultural learning

  • Top 10 in the world for the international student learning experience

  • More than 1,700 international students from about 100 countries

  • No. 1 for formally welcoming international students

  • Top 100 for teaching excellence

  • Safe and secure accommodation facility available

  • Home to our fantastic Sports Centre, four-storey library, and spacious study areas

  • Average Salary after graduation: £28000-£56000 Per Year

University of Derby Courses & Fees

University of Derby Courses

Studying at Derby University can open lots of doors and help students develop their skills while exploring their future. The University of Derby offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD courses. Moreover, international students also get a chance to choose between part-time and full-time programs. Some of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses available at the University for international students are mentioned below.

University of Derby Fees

The University charges a very general fee from international students. The fees for all the undergraduate programs are around £14,900 per year. In comparison, the postgraduate program fee is around £14,900 - £17,000 per year. Moreover, if we talk about the cost of living in the city of Derby, it is nearly £10,000 per year.

 

University of Derby Fees and Cost of Living

Courses

Fees

Undergraduate

£14,900 per year (approx)

Postgraduate

£14,900 - £17,000 per year (approx.)

MBA

£17,000 per year (approx.)

Application Fees  £27.50

Accommodation

£6,861.98-£9,699.69 per year 

Other Living Expenses (Personal Expenses, Utilities etc)  £550-600 per month
Transportation £56 Per Month 

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University of Derby Ranking & Intakes

University of Derby Rankings

With the high-quality, practical teaching method and industry-relevant degree programmes, the University enjoys a high reputation in the UK and globally. All the UK ranking organisations have included the university in the top 100 universities of the UK. The exact ranking of the university is mentioned below.

 

University of Derby Ranking

Ranked By 

Ranking 

QS World University Ranking

1001 - 1200

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022)

601 - 800

The Guardian University UK Rankings (2022)

48

The Complete University Guide UK Rankings (2023)

91

US News & World Report - Global Universities

1389

 

Complete University Guide UK Rankings 2023 for Courses 

Ranked By

Ranking

Business & Management Studies

74

Accounting and Finance

65

Architecture

48

Art & Design

78

Nursing

41

Biological Sciences

87

Communication & Media Studies

52

Civil Engineering

47

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

51

Psychology

77

Mechanical Engineering

52

Law

71

Sociology

62

Computer Science

79

 

The Guardian UK Rankings 2023 for Courses

Ranked By

Ranking

Journalism

23

Business, Management & Marketing

79

Accounting and Finance

73

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

18

Civil Engineering

45

Architecture

49

Mechanical Engineering

47

Media & Film Studies

4

Sociology and Social Policy

23

Law

60

 

Times Higher Education Rankings 2023 for Courses 

Ranked By

Ranking

PG Business and Economics

301-400

Engineering 

301-400

Psychology 

251-300

Clinical and Health 

601-800

 

University of Derby Intakes

The University of Derby accepts applications from international students during three intakes. Due to its quality education, the University is highly demanded and receives many applications from international students. To timely apply to the University and secure admission, students must follow the application deadline mentioned below.

 

University of Derby Intakes

Intakes

Month of Intake

Application Deadline

Autumn

September

TBC 

Spring

January

20 December 2024 

Summer

May

18 April 2024

Admission Criteria

Considering the quality of education, the University has very general eligibility criteria. It accepts English proficiency tests like IELTS and PTE. To apply for the bachelor's degree program, students must have an overall score of 70% or above in the 12th standard, and to enrol for the master's degree program; students must have an overall score of 60% or more in the bachelor's degree. The exact eligibility criteria to enrol at the University as an international student are mentioned below.At University of Derby acceptance rate is 76% which varies annually, depending on various factors such as the level of study, program, and pool of applicants in a given cycle.

 

University of Derby Entry Requirements

Eligibility

Undergraduate

Post Graduate

Post Graduate Research

Academics

minimum average of 65%

GPA of 3/5

GPA of 3/5

IELTS

Above 6.0 - 7.0

Above 5.5

Above 6.5

PTE

Above 76

Above 76

Above 76

TOEFL

Above 79 - 100

Above 79 - 100

Above 100

MOI

Minimum 75% in 12th English 

Minimum 75% in 12th English 

Not accepted

LOR 

required two

required two

required two

Work Experience

Accepted

Accepted

Accepted

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University of Derby Scholarships

As an international student, you can apply for various scholarships and discounts at the University of Derby. You can apply for some scholarships once you have an offer from us, and others will be applied automatically if you are eligible. Some of the scholarships for international students at the University of Derby are mentioned below.

S.No. Scholarship Name Max Scholarship amount Scholarship Type Number of Awards
1 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship £2,000
2 GREAT Scholarship £11,000
3 The Chancellor's Scholarship 2,000 pounds
4 Commonwealth Scholarship Fully Funded
5 International Excellent Student Scholarship £5,000
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