Rankings of University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

Latest ranking updates for University of Derby
  • 27 Sep, 2023: Publication of THE World University Rankings. Ranking position #601.
  • 09 Sep, 2023: The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Business and Management) update. University of Derby achieves place 56.
  • 09 Sep, 2023: Publication of The Guardian League Table. Ranking position #55.
  • 31 Jul, 2023: Publication of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Ranking position #1130.

University rankings

    • #76 
    • #96 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #43 
    • #55 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #82 
    • #100 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #60 
    • #601 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #134 
    • #1001 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 27 June, 2023]
    • #70 
    • #1389 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #72 
    • #1272 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #201 
    THE Young University Rankings
    [Published 03 July, 2023]
    • #65 
    • #1684 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 28 November, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #96 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #46 
    • #601 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #68 
    • #1130 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #51 
    • #566 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #30 
    • #38 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #35 
    • #44 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #25 
    • #31 
    Building
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #56 
    • #68 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #48 
    • #53 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #67 
    • #78 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #40 
    • #50 
    Music
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #50 
    • #60 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Business

    • #46 
    • #56 
    Accounting and Finance
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #70 
    • #89 
    Accounting and Finance
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #67 
    • #85 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #43 
    • #401 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #43 
    • #301 
    Business and Economics
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #36 
    Hospitality & Leisure Management
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #40 
    • #301 
    Management
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #32 
    • #39 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #66 
    • #84 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Design

    • #44 
    • #52 
    Graphic Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Education

    • #13 
    • #15 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #53 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #37 
    • #351 
    Education
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #54 
    • #501 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

Engineering

    • #18 
    • #26 
    Civil Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #28 
    • #37 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #51 
    • #64 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #33 
    • #301 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #38 
    • #49 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #57 
    • #72 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #63 
    • #74 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #23 
    Journalism
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #50 
    • #59 
    English
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #68 
    • #82 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Law

    • #39 
    • #52 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #57 
    • #73 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Mathematics

    • #51 
    • #64 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #22 
    • #30 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #38 
    • #47 
    Nursing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Natural Sciences

    • #70 
    • #89 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #61 
    • #78 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #50 
    • #62 
    Geography & Environmental Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #23 
    Geology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #25 
    • #27 
    Criminology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #52 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #14 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #65 
    • #80 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #59 
    • #71 
    Politics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #24 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #69 
    • #88 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #40 
    • #251 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #56 
    • #501 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #38 
    • #44 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #42 
    • #53 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #59 
    • #72 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #41 
    • #51 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #60 
    • #76 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for University of Derby

History The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#14 
Social Studies & Humanities
Education The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#15 
Education
Geology CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#23 
Natural Sciences
Journalism The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#23 
Journalism & Media Studies
Civil Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#26 
Engineering
Health Professions The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#30 
Medicine & Health
Building CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#31 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Hospitality & Leisure Management QS World University Rankings By Subject
#36 
Business
Music The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#50 
Arts Visual & Performing
Sports Science The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#51 
Sports Science

Student Reviews for University of Derby

Student satisfaction:
4.0 (based on 208 student reviews)

“I’m proud to be part of Derby University. The location is very convenient from the students’ perspective, and the facilities are great in terms of transport, the library, and the course resources. The library is in a constant state of improvement as they invest a lot of funds into it every academic year.”

About University of Derby

PROS

  • Students at Derby highlight the entertaining inter -hall competitions promoted by the university. Competitions include activities such as karaokes, sports, and so on.
  • Learners at Derby also appreciate being in a location well connected to the M1 and M6 motorways and being only 9 miles away from the nearest airport. This is particularly useful for international students when they arrive.
  • Ranked among the world’s top 1,000 by Times Higher Education. This may be useful for graduate students applying for high -level job positions.

CONS

  • Lecture time is limited to 12 hours per week, which numerous students have expressed is not enough for their needs.
  • Students have complained that the nightlife scene is almost non -existent. Those who are looking for the traditional university social experience may be disappointed here.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1851
Telephone:
+44 1332 590500
Address:
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB, Derby
England UK
Website:
https://www.derby.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

TOP 10 Best rated degree courses of University of Derby

  Course
1 Construction Management - BSc 100/100 (9 student reviews)
2 Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management - BSc 100/100 (9 student reviews)
3 Sound, Light and Live Event Technology - BSc 100/100 (7 student reviews)
4 English - BA 100/100 (9 student reviews)
5 History - BA 100/100 (9 student reviews)
6 Theatre Arts - BA 100/100 (15 student reviews)
7 Health and Social Care - BA 95/100 (17 student reviews)
8 Business, Accounting & Finance - BA 94/100 (19 student reviews)
9 Sociology - BA 94/100 (12 student reviews)
10 Accounting and Finance - BA 94/100 (19 student reviews)

TOP 10 highest earning degree courses of University of Derby

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NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
776 total respondents

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 132 students of University of Derby participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for University of Derby in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 76.6

Student composition of University of Derby

Nursing and Midwifery:
3720
Business and Management:
1885
education and teaching:
1500
Law:
1365
Psychology:
1040
Biosciences:
965
Sport and Exercise Sciences:
895
Computing:
670
Mechanical Engineering:
435
Creative Arts and Design:
430
Electrical And Electronic Engineering:
335
allied health:
270
Civil Engineering:
225
architecture, building and planning:
215
Sociology:
185
Social Policy:
170
English Studies:
150
materials and technology:
150
History:
130
Performing Arts:
110
Mathematical Sciences:
110
geography, earth and environmental studies:
40
Politics:
20
Nigeria:
305
China:
260
India:
225
United Arab Emirates:
50
Zimbabwe:
50
Pakistan:
40
Ghana:
40
United States:
35
Qatar:
20
Malaysia:
20
Norway:
15
Saudi Arabia:
15
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):
15
Bangladesh:
15
Kenya:
15
South Africa:
10
Sri Lanka:
10
Kuwait:
10
Cameroon:
10
Switzerland:
10
Canada:
10
Zambia:
10
Bermuda:
5
Anguilla:
5
Mexico:
5
Angola:
5
Botswana:
5
Oman:
5
Trinidad and Tobago:
5
Jordan:
5
Iceland:
5
Iran:
5
Australia:
5
Thailand:
5
Taiwan:
5
Singapore:
5
Philippines:
5
Nepal:
5
Egypt:
5
Korea (South):
5
Indonesia:
5
Malawi:
5
Mauritius:
5
Morocco:
5
Niger:
5
Uganda:
5
Tanzania:
5

Campuses of University of Derby

Derby Campus - Kedleston Road
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Derby Campus - Markeaton Street
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Derby Campus - One Friar Gate Square
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Buxton Campus
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Chesterfield Campus - St Helena
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Leek Campus
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FAQ

University of Derby ranks #56 in England UK in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 382 universities in England UK.

University of Derby ranks #1 in Derby in our meta ranking.

University of Derby is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, US News: Best Global Universities and more. See all 19 rankings of University of Derby.

University of Derby achieved #55 in The Guardian League Table. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for University of Derby.

University of Derby achieved the highest ranking for Business. It is ranked #5 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Marketing and Public Relations). See all subject rankings for University of Derby.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings University of Derby ranks #1 among universities in Derby and #56 among universities in England UK. See all rankings of University of Derby.

In our meta ranking University of Derby ranks #56 among all universities in England UK and University of Oxford ranks #1. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.