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University of Derby

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Description of University of Derby

  • Year of foundation: 1851
  • Location: Derby, UK
  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Type of institution: university
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Form of study: full-time, distance
  • Type of housing: student residence, apartment rental.

University of Derby is an international prestigious institute with a specialization in applied sciences, which is recognized as one of the best universities in England . The faculty of the university includes distinguished professors, current practitioners and leading experts - the best in their profession.

Levels of education at the University of Derby :

  • Undergraduate
  • Master's
  • Short-term professional courses
  • Online education
  • Research work.

Online education allows you to get a bachelor's degree, master's degree, MBA, or just take a professional course / advanced education and get a confirming certificate.

For foreigners in the University of Derby at the moment there are about 200 different disciplines and 50 postgraduate programs available. According to graduates, the courses are quite complex, but the students always received the necessary resources and excellent support from the teachers: they help to reveal the talents and strengths of the students. Studying at the University of Derby also helps develop communication, research, and organizational skills.

The institute is located in Derby - it is a cozy, friendly city, where there is a lot of interesting things for active life: shops, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, temples and sports grounds, museums, parks. You can get to London by train in 90 minutes or in Birmingham in 35 minutes.

The main directions at the University of Derby:

  • Health and social support
  • Business, Law, Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technical science
  • Arts, Humanities, Education
  • Center for modern hospitality and tourism.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of Derby

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The University of Derby offers several options for accommodation: student residence or private accommodation. Most foreigners choose to stay in student dormitories while studying - they are within walking distance of the campuses of the university, they are a safe and profitable place to stay. The University of Derby has a wide selection of room types to meet the needs of each student.

Advantages of living in a dormitory:

  • Unique life experience
  • The best way to make friends and make new friends around the world
  • Independence
  • Minimum shipping costs.

Some students choose private housing to live while studying abroad. University of Derby offers first of all to choose an apartment among its partners: it guarantees high-quality housing and in good condition.


  • High quality English education
  • Large selection of programs and directions
  • The ability to combine study and work
  • Immersion in the language environment
  • Online education
  • High employment rate
  • Grants or scholarships for foreigners
  • Prestigious diploma or certificate
  • Professional teaching staff.

Facilities and equipment at University of Derby

Over the past ten years, the University of Derby has invested £ 200 million in modern campus equipment and equipment: a new sports center, a medical center, a spa area, courtrooms, and an NHS hospital ward. According to students, the institute really deserves the title of a modern innovation center.

Admission dates and extra charges

The average cost of education at the University of Derby in the undergraduate program is £ 13,250 / year, but foreign students can get an early booking discount of £ 500. The price includes:

  • All compulsory study tours
  • Access to the library
  • A uniform
  • The right to use the equipment of the Institute
  • Educational  materials, books and prints.

Grants and scholarships are provided for foreigners, for which it is necessary to submit a corresponding application to the university. Graduates of a bachelor degree have a discount on postgraduate education.

The university has the opportunity to teach students online: the cost of distance education is from £ 790 to £ 15,330 per course.

Additional expenses:

  • Accommodation in a residence —105 £ -139 £ / week
  • Meals - 40 £ / week
  • The deposit for the course is £ 3000.
  • Registration fee
  • Round trip flight
  • Round trip
  • Consular and visa fees
  • Service fee for the selection of programs and preparation of documents
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Educational materials, textbooks, books
  • Excursions, entertainment, pocket money
  • Travel expenses
  • Additional English courses.

Long-term academic programs begin in September or January, and the academic year is divided into three semesters:




September - December


January - April


April - August.

Short-term academic and language programs begin several times a year, and their duration is set for each course individually.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Those who wish to study at the University of Derby are increasing every year: for successful admission to the university, it is necessary to prepare in advance all the documents and submit an application. It is recommended to submit documents for the long-term program one year prior to the start of the course, for the short-term program, 6-9 months.

In England, the application to the university in most cases is made online through the UCAS service, where you can apply at once to several universities, paying a service fee.

To study abroad will require a high level of knowledge of the English language - the minimum requirements set at each department individually. The level of English is determined by the results of language exams, so it is important to pass the exam in advance and obtain a confirmatory certificate (most often in England accept the results of IELTS).

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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