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"Some people think that football is a matter of life or death,
but it's far more important than that"

Our Unique Partnership with the University of Derby was enhanced in 2020 with the appointment of UEFA B licensed coach, Mark Russell to the role of Head Coach of the University of Derby Womens Football Squad.


This jointly funded role will see Mark overseeing players that include those operating under both the Football Journalism full bursary scheme and partly funded Scholarship programmes, provided by the University and Derby County.

For more information, please visit the University of Derby Women's Football website.



We are a University of first choice for students who want a caring, aspirational environment where they can equip themselves for the career they choose.


With our reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes, we offer you, our students, unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside your studies.


That’s why we’ve invested £200 million over the past ten years in some of the best university facilities you’ll find in the UK to ensure you get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for.


We are part of a thriving multicultural region that is renowned for technology and innovation, and is home to a wide range of industries, with many global companies based here, including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier.


It’s an exciting place to learn and experience university life, providing you with many opportunities to gain real world experience through placements and internships.


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