Derby Student Guide – Where can I study?


Where can I study?

Part of the Buxton campus at the University of Derby.

There is one university in Derby: the University of Derby. The university provides places of study to over 22,000 students every year. The University of Derby is organised into four main faculties: Faculty of Business, Computing and Law; Faculty of Art, Design and Technology, Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences and the University of Derby Buxton, which is home to the School of Culture and Lifestyle. The university has a good reputation across several fields, particularly in History, Music and Teacher Training. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed the University of Derby 108th in the national university league tables.

The main university campus is at Kedleston Road, and facilities at the campus include a bookshop, the student union, hairdressers and cafes. The university offers a variety of resources and facilities to students including computer laboratories, computer game development suites, a hospital teaching environment with robotic patients and a Learning Resource Centre. The Buxton Campus is located in a Grade II listed building in the small, friendly town. The town has lots of character and is at the edge of the Peak District National Park, which provides a great opportunity for peace and quiet.

The University of Derby has a small research development department and the research material is often highly regarded as either ‘world class’ or ‘of international excellence’. Research topics at the university include Law, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Visual Communications, Psychology, Biology and Creative Technologies.

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