Our courses are designed specifically so that you can study for a UK degree anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. So there’s no need to come to the UK to attend lectures to complete your course. And you can obtain a credible British degree without ever leaving home.

We are a real university, not a private provider or supporting delivery partner, and we are specialists in delivering online; with systems and processes designed to support you studying online.

Click on the arrows to scroll through the benefits of studying with the University of Derby Online Learning.

  • Quality assured online UK degrees

    Quality assured online UK degrees

    Our online degrees meet the same rigorous quality standards as our on-campus courses and many of them are accredited by professional UK bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute.

  • Specialist online university

    Specialist online university

    We specialise in delivering higher education and our objective is to empower our students to achieve their full potential through a first class educational experience supported by information, advice and guidance. We care about our students and it is important to us that you feel welcomed into an inclusive, safe and secure environment where you can achieve excellence.

  • A real University

    A real university

    When you study online with the University of Derby, you really are studying with the University of Derby. We don't outsource our online delivery to a private training provider or an external company. You can be assured that you are receiving the real-deal.

  • Graduate in the UK

    Graduate in the UK

    When you have successfully completed your course, we'll invite you to attend the University of Derby graduation ceremony in the UK.

    You don't have to attend but this is a great opportunity to meet your academic team and fellow students, perhaps for the first time. You may require a holiday visa, depending where you are travelling from to visit the UK.

  • Visas


    You can study our online courses from any location around the world. There is no need for you to attend the University campus in the UK for any extensive period of time. So you won't need a visa to achieve your British degree and our online courses do not constitute rightful cause for visa entitlement, or visa extension.

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