We are a leader in online education and have been for over two decades. Here, at the University of Derby Online Learning, we have over 100 part-time courses specially designed for online study. We can help you to achieve more and be more in your professional and personal life.

Apply now for a May 2024 start

Could the new year be a game changer for you? If your new year’s resolution is to invest in your future and work towards a new qualification, explore our online courses, many of which have a January intake. Apply now and make 2024 a year of personal growth and opportunity.

Through online study, our students are gaining new knowledge and a newfound confidence, developing their skills, making new contacts and connections and excelling in their careers whilst juggling work and family life.

To secure your place on one of our online courses starting in January, please submit your application ahead of the 18 April deadline. Achieve your ambitions for 2024 and apply now.

Top20in the UK for teaching quality**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
1stUniversity of the Year**UK Social Mobility Awards 2020
Top20%for a range of subjects**The Guardian University Guide 2023
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Expertly designed for professionals

Our online courses are created and taught by experts. The content is engaging and interactive, and meets high academic and professional standards.

We offer everything from standalone modules which are available as short credit bearing courses, and non-credit bearing courses for CPD (continuing professional development) to apprenticeships and full undergraduate and postgraduate online degrees.

We help both individuals and employers and are proud to be inclusive and diverse. As long as you have the ambition, desire and potential to succeed, you will be welcome here.

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Quality standards

Our online courses have to meet the same strict academic standards as all UK university courses. They are just as high quality and are worth the same.

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Attend a graduation ceremony

If you would like to attend a graduation ceremony at the end of your course, you can do! It will be held in England and it's a truly special day - a chance to celebrate your achievement.

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