Office for Students registration

The Office for Students (OfS) is the regulator of English higher education. The University of Derby is listed as a registered provider on the OfS Register of English higher education providers.

Being registered means we've demonstrated to the OfS that the University of Derby:

Student Protection Plan

All higher education institutions registered with the Office for Students are required to publish a Student Protection Plan setting out what students can expect to happen should a course, campus or institution close.

View the University of Derby Student Protection Plan.

Access and Participation Plan

Our Access and Participation Plan 2020-21 to 2024-25 outlines how we seek to improve equality of opportunity in higher education. Our plan defines how we help disadvantaged students to access higher education, achieve success during their time here, and progress to employment or further study. In February 2023, the OfS confirmed that the approval of our Access and Participation Plan 2020-21 to 2024-25 will rollover for the 2023-24 academic year. 

In October 2023, the OfS confirmed approval of our new Access and Participation Plan 2024-25 to 2027-28, which will commence from September 2024. 

You can find a full record of our Access and Participation Plans and Access Agreements on the Office for Students website.

We have published a Summary of course fees (2023 to 2024) (PDF) for new and returning undergraduate students in 2023/24 in accordance with section 3 (3) of the Higher Education (Access and Participation Plans) (England) Regulations 2018. 

Further fee information is available on our Undergraduate fees and finance page.

For enquiries relating to our Access and Participation Plan please email Dan West (, Policy and Research Lead, Social Mobility at the University of Derby.

Degree Outcomes Statement

Our University Degree Outcomes Statement outlines our institutional degree outcomes for all students at level 6 over a five-year period from 2014-2018. This statement is intended to provide you with clearer assurance about how we ensure the value of our qualifications.