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Derby Campus

University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

T: +44 (0)1332 590500

Finding the Derby Campus

Buxton Campus

University of Derby
1 Devonshire Road
SK17 6RY

T: +44 (0)1332 590500

Finding the Buxton Campus

Chesterfield Campus

University of Derby
St Helena
Sheffield Road
S41 7LL

T: +44 (0)1246 210200

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Business Services

Enterprise Centre
Bridge Street

T: 0800 001 5500


Enterprise Centre Directions

Visit us

T: +44 (0)1332 591044

Book your Open Day

Enquiries about applying for a course

T: +44 (0)1332 591167

Enquiries about online courses

T: +44 (0)1332 594000

Online learning enquiry form

Press and Media enquiries

T: +44 (0)1332 591891 / +44 (0)1332 592032

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.

The university provides over 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 34,000 students in all areas of study.

Over the years, two dozen bodies have contributed to the university’s formation. The first of these was founded in 1851 as the Derby Diocesan Institution for the Training of Schoolmistresses. Albeit under different names so to reflect maturing objectives, the institution flourished as an individual entity for some 120 years before merging with another developing educational artery to help form what was then known as the Derby Lonsdale College of Higher Education, 1977.