Enrolling with the University of Derby Online Learning

If your application for one of our online learning courses is successful, we will email you with an invitation to enrol.

This will happen about four to six weeks before the start of the term.

If you have any questions about your application for an online course during enrolment, you can get in touch with one of our Online Admissions Advisors. Their contact details will be on the invitation to enrol email, or for any general queries email onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk

Please note: If you are enrolling to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course to be studied on-campus, please contact studentrecordandawards@derby.ac.uk for any queries about enrolment.

When you enrol, you, or your sponsor, will need to pay. We have a range of different payment plans to make your studies more affordable. You can spread payments, or benefit from a discount if you pay upfront. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay for tuition fees.

We offer three payment options that allow you to save up to 5% on your course fees.

Payment options

Pay as you study

This payment plan allows you to spread your course fees for each trimester over four monthly instalments. Depending on whether you are studying a standard 20 credit module or a 40/60 credit module that runs through more than one trimester we have two pay as you study plans for you.

Pay in September and Save

Pay for all of the modules you are studying in an academic year and receive a 5% discount.

Please note: The 'Pay in September and save' offer cannot be used in conjunction with the 'Discount if you pay in full' offer.

Discount when you pay in full

We review our course fees and apply an appropriate price increase at the beginning of each academic year. If you will be studying for more than one year, you can avoid these annual increases by paying for your entire course when you enrol. You'll also benefit from a 5% discount.

Information about our payment plans

Funding options

There are different funding options that may be available to you as a student.

Student loans are now available for UK part-time students. You may also be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan to help you pay for your tuition fees.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance or career-specific funding such as ELC funding for the British Armed Forces.

You could also benefit from our discounts and savings. Our 10% alumni loyalty discount is available to University of Derby graduates, and all students can take advantage of great savings and offers with well-known brands and retailers with the NUS Extra student discount card.

Find out more about:

Student Loans
Discounts and savings

What happens if I change my mind?

We understand that circumstances sometimes change and you may need to postpone or cancel your plans to start your studies.

Once you have enrolled onto a course, if you intend to withdraw or take a break from studies you must inform your Online Learner Advisor in writing about your decision.

Our cancellation fees are determined by the date you notify us of your decision.

Find out more about our cancellation policy

What next?

Once it is time to enrol, four to six weeks before the start of your study a member of our Admissions Team will be in touch and will support you through the process.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about enrolment please email onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk.