University of Derby Online Learning

Student studying online at home

Whether you're starting out, moving up or starting again, we're ready when you are

Online study continues to be at the forefront of development and investment at our university and we are leading the way in this area

As a modern university, we have been running online distance learning courses for over 10 years and now have around 25 courses in our portfolio.

The flexibility we offer allows busy professionals, based in any country, the opportunity to improve their skills, further their career, or change direction without having to return to full time study.

And for international students, our online courses give them all the benefits of a UK education, without the cost and disruption of relocating.

Innovative ‘virtual open days’ help students decide

We have been successfully running virtual open days where potential students, from across the world, log in to a shared space online at an advertised date and time. They can then talk via webcam or instant messaging with course tutors, the online support team and current students, to find out what it’s like being an online student at the University of Derby.

Why people choose to study online

All resources are available on the internet – no need to attend campus, and students can study from anywhere in the world:

  • Our experienced online tutors are experts in their respective fields and specialists in online learning
  • Graduates receive a full, UK degree award from the University of Derby
  • Flexible payment options allow students to spread out the cost
  • Students can be part of a global online community
  • Innovative learning through interactive classrooms, online discussion forums, webinars, email and Skype
  • All learning materials are provided online allowing students access at any time of night or day
  • Access to extensive online databases and online university library facilities
  • Start in September, January or May (depending on the course)
  • We have a dedicated online support team to help all students through application and enrolment, and throughout the duration of the course.

University of Derby Online Learning

University of Derby Online Learning was launched in August 2011 as a separate business to provide our student customers with a seamless experience from enquiring to application and enrolment and then learning online right through until graduation.

We provide excellent levels of customer support throughout this process – just as you’d expect from Derby – and our academic tutors provide feedback and support to the very highest levels. Even online, we provide ‘education with the personal touch’ by focusing on quality of content, the student experience and online courses that people want.

Our academic course content is developed by ourselves and not bought in, so our students can be sure that the teachers they talk to online are also the ones who developed the course and who really understand its nuances.

Our online portfolio is market led so we review and refresh our online courses to meet the needs of industry and the requirements of professional standards focusing on qualifications that form part of popular career paths, enabling students to gain skills that are of real value to their professional development.

Whether you’re starting out, moving up or starting again, we're ready when you are.

Learn more

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