Online Study Enrolment Guide

This page provides tips and support for students enrolling onto online programmes. If you are studying an on campus programme, please contact your College Student Centre.

If your application for one of our online learning courses is successful, we will email you with an invitation to enrol. Enrolment for the online learning courses, happens around four to six weeks before the start of the term.

Enrolment for the online learning courses, is the process where you will select which modules you intend to study, accept the Terms and Conditions and make any required payments.

At this stage, you will have completed steps 1 and 2 of the application and enrolment process as shown below. You will now need to follow the remaining steps to complete your enrolment onto the programme.

The enrolment process

The steps below detail the stages and activities you will go through to submit your application and then continue through enrolment.

Please ensure you submit your application and enrolment in line with the deadlines, which are each detailed in the sections that follow.

You will first need to submit an application for the programme you wish to study.

Please ensure you submit your application and provide all supporting documentation ahead of the application deadline.

Once your application has been processed and any queries are resolved, you will receive an offer (subject to meeting to entry requirements for the programme).

You must accept your offer in writing by replying to the offer email.

Once you have accepted your offer, and the enrolment window opens, you will receive a password creation email and an 'Invitation to enrol' email and you will begin the enrolment process.

Please refer to the full guide below for additional support on creating a password and submitting your enrolment.

Please ensure you submit your enrolment ahead of the enrolment deadline.

Once you have submitted enrolment, you will be able to access your course and begin the induction activities. Please note: this may take 48 hours.

Before your place on the programme can be confirmed, you will need to submit the required payment for your course or provide a sponsorship letter or evidence of Student Finance being in place.

Once you have submitted your enrolment and made a payment, your enrolment will be checked and any queries will be raised with you.

You will need to ensure you respond to such queries ahead of the enrolment deadline.

Once payment is received and enrolment verified your enrolment will be confirmed.

You will receive a confirmation email which will advise you of the next steps to start your studies.

All student tiles will now be available to you in UDo.

If you have not already, please ensure you complete your course induction by following the induction pathway as instructed in the confirmation email.

Once term commences you can log on to UDo and commence your first module.

Enrolment dates and deadlines

Once you have received your invitation to enrol, you will need to ensure you submit your enrolment in time for your studies.

Our aim is to support all students to have the best possible opportunities to succeed and so our application and enrolment deadlines are in place to ensure you stand the best chance of doing so. To join the programme any later would be detrimental to your success and adversely impact your assessment outcomes. It is therefore vital that you take note of the dates below and ensure you submit your enrolment in time.

So it is best to complete your enrolment as soon as you are invited, but here are the final deadlines:

Intake Enrolment opens Enrolment deadline Term starts Term ends
September 2022 15 August 2022 21 September 2022 26 September 2022 9 December 2022
January 2023 12 December 2022 25 January 2023 30 January 2023 14 April 2023
May 2023 10 April 2023 24 May 2023 30 May 2023 11 August 2023
September 2023 14 August 2023 20 September 2023 25 September 2023 1 December 2023
January 2024 18 December 2023 24 January 2024 29 January 2024 5 April 2024
May 2024 15 April 2024 23 May 2024 28 May 2024 2 August 2024

You must ensure you have completed the following by the enrolment deadline, this means:

Please note that if you are applying for RPL, this can take up to 2 months and so if you do not have an existing RPL application before you commence enrolment, then you may need to defer to the next intake. Read more about the RPL process and associated deadlines.

How to enrol

New students Once your application is complete and the enrolment window is open, you will be sent two emails:

These will be sent to the personal email account that you provided when you applied.

You should set up your password before you try to enrol.

When you sign in, if this is the first time you are using your Uni account, you may be guided to set up your multifactor authentication (MFA) methods before you continue with your enrolment on the next screens. (If you need help with setting up your MFA, visit the IT Service Centre Knowledge Base).

Returning students will be sent 2 emails as follows:

Returning students can use their existing password – or use the Password Manager reset facility if your current password isn't working.

Please watch the following video on how to create your password

video on how to create your password

View how to create your password video transcript

Online enrolment

Please watch the following video on how to enrol

video on how to enrol

View how to enrol video transcript

Selecting your modules

During online enrolment process, you will be asked to select the modules you intend to study during the current academic year (September to August). It is useful for you to consider your module selection before you begin your online enrolment, this will enable you to select the correct modules from the options available.

Some programmes will have fixed study patterns and some programmes will contain optional module choices.

In addition, you will also need to consider whether you intend to study the standard rate (one module per trimester) or the accelerated rate (two modules per trimester), if that is an option available for your programme.

For the standard rate of study, the required study time is 20 hours per week.

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

Standard rate of study

If you intend to study one module per term, you will need to review the study pattern for your programme and identify either your fixed module or your choice from the optional modules available for the forthcoming trimester.

For example, for the Spring trimester, using the study pattern below, there is only one module option to choose from - Computing Technologies in Society. However, for Summer, you would need to choose one module from the Option B Module list. The module list will be included on the study pattern page for your programme.

Computing and Information Technologies, University Advanced Diploma - standard (1 year) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1 Computing Technologies in Society
(6CC544)
20 credits
Option C Module*
20 credits
Option A Module*
20 credits

Accelerated rate of study

Some programmes will have offer an accelerated rate of study, two modules per trimester.

If you intend to undertake the accelerated rate of study, you will need to follow the process outlined above, but identifying two modules per trimester as indicated in the accelerated study pattern for your programme – if one is available.

For example, for the Spring trimester, using the study pattern below, you would need to choose two modules from the Option B Module list.

For Summer, there is one module fixed option, Independent Study, and so you would choose this along with one module from the Option A Module list. The list of options is available on the study pattern for your programme.

Nursing Studies (Top-Up), BSc (Hons) - accelerated (1 year) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1 Option B Module*
20 credits

Option B Module*
20 credits 
Option C Module*
20 credits

Independent Study
(6NU995)
40 credits
Option A Module*
20 credits

Independent Study
(6NU995)
40 credits continued

Payment for your studies

To complete your enrolment, you will also need to make a payment or ensure you have a funding arrangement in place.

If you are paying for your own studies, it is important you consider the following:

Please refer to the guidance on Paying for an online course.

If you are not self-funding your studies, please refer to the appropriate option below.

If you are being sponsored to undertake your study, please visit our Sponsorship page for further information.

If you have applied for student finance with Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, please complete enrolment then contact us by email at udolenrolment@derby.ac.uk, providing evidence of your application. This can be a screen grab of your application or confirmation email and must contain the name of the course and the pace of study.

We may then be able to confirm your place based on this information.

If you have been invited to enrol onto an apprenticeship programme, you will not need to make a payment and your enrolment will be confirmed once it has been submitted and checked by the enrolment team.

After you have enrolled

Once your enrolment is submitted and your funding is in place, the Enrolment Team will check your enrolment and follow up with you if there are any queries on your module selection or payment.

It is essential that you enrol by the deadline to ensure any queries can be clarified ahead of the start of term and so not cause any delays to you commencing your studies.

If there are no queries, your enrolment will be confirmed and you will receive an automated email to advise you of this. This email will include details of your next steps to start your studies.

Please note that it can take 48 hours from the point your enrolment is confirmed for this email to be sent to you and so you can also find online on our Preparing for your studies page.

Missed the deadline

We enrol students 3 times a year and so if you have missed an enrolment deadline then you may be able to carry your application and enrolment over to the next intake. We will be in touch with you to move your application over if this is suitable.

We will not allow enrolments to take place after the final enrolment deadline as this will limit the amount of time you have to study the module and so, ultimately, have a detrimental impact on your learning and your success.

It is therefore vital that you ensure you submit your enrolment, and ensure funding is in place, ahead of the enrolment deadlines if there is a particular intake you are intent on joining.

Contact details

All queries for full time, on-campus study should be directed to the appropriate College Student Centre.

If you are a new student studying fully online, please contact:

If you are a returning student studying fully online, please contact