Applying

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General entry requirements for all part-time courses

If you've got vocational qualifications or lots of experience, you may also be able to come to university

We welcome people who are coming straight from school or college, or people with little or no recent academic experience.

Here are some of the vocational qualifications we accept:

  • CACHE Diploma
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Access and Foundation courses
  • GNVQ Advanced
  • AVCE
  • Baccalaureate
  • City and Guilds
  • NVQ
  • Apprenticeship Scheme.

There are others too, so contact us to ask us about your qualifications:
E: askadmissions@derby.ac.uk
T: 01332 591167

In all cases you'll be asked to show evidence that you have the motivation and knowledge to benefit from your studies.

See our guides to the general, minimum entry requirements:

If you're taking a postgraduate taught degree, you will normally be expected to have an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, a professional qualification of equal standing, or a substantive portfolio of work at an appropriate level.

Find out more about how to apply

Or find your course which has its own specific entry requirements, which you should check:

Find the course of interest to you