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As one of the UK's leading providers of online distance learning, our online courses are a popular choice for busy professionals who are seeking to reach new heights in their career.

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Study IT / Computing at the University of Derby

IT and computing programmes at the University of Derby are designed to enable you to develop your skills or build on your knowledge and experience to gain a degree or Masters level qualification. Our programmes are made up or stimulating and inspiring modules, and delivered in a structured and supportive environment with high standards of tuitions and support.

Boost your career with an online degree

If you are seeking to develop your career in environmental health, gain a Masters degree by online learning   

Our MSc Environmental Health is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) to give you the professional recognition that you require to get ahead in your career.   

Advance Your Career

As one of the UK’s leading providers of online distance learning, our online degree courses are a popular choice for busy professionals who are seeking career progression or perhaps looking for a change in direction.

When can I access my course materials and reading lists?

Once you have enrolled and paid for your course, we will send you a username and password to access your online learning resources and reading lists.

Learning materials will be uploaded by your Senior Online Tutor at the start of term.

What are the software / computer requirements?

You will need to have a PC, Mac or laptop/ notebook, or your mobile device with an internet connection. At the very least you will need one of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari

You can undertake a compatibility test with our virtual learning environment provider at:

How long will I have to complete my online course?

The maximum registration period for our online courses is the standard course length plus two years, so you must complete your studies within this time. If you are still unsure, please email us at

How much time do you need for study?

Each 20 credit module is studied over a 10 week period (one trimester).

The standard rate of study is one 20 credit module per trimester and the minimum recommended number of hours of study is 20 hours a week.

Many of our programmes do offer the flexibility of being studied at an accelerated rate of two 20 credit modules per trimester with the minimum recommended number of hours of study of 40 hours a week.

Will my certificate state that I studied online?

Your award will be from The University of Derby and will state the name of the course that you studied – e.g. BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies. There is no reference to the mode of study on your certificate.

Contact Us

Please complete our enquiry form with as much information as you can so that our Online Admissions Advisors can get in touch with you.

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The details you give us on this form will only be used by us to send you information about the University of Derby Online Learning. 

We use your date of birth for administrative purposes only and we never share your details with anyone else.
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