Why study here?

The University of Derby is serious about getting your career started, whether you have already decided what you want to do or need to find inspiration.

The University knows how important teaching quality is and is proud to be rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Derby also offers first-class facilities designed with hands-on learning in mind and a range of opportunities to gain valuable experience through placements, volunteering and their study aboard programme.

Top tips for Clearing

  • The University’s dedicated Clearing guide will provide you with step-by-step information based on where you are in your Clearing journey. 

  • With frequently asked questions answered, hints, tips and advice to prepare you for your Clearing conversation, you can also view our student and support blogs and vlogs, along with advice from the university’s admissions team to set you up for success.


The university guarantees accommodation to all first year students who apply by 31 July. However, it is usually able to offer a place in halls to later applicants too. Once you confirm your official offer through Clearing, you’ll be able to apply for a place in halls on the same day.