How to apply - Applying - University of Derby

How to apply

So many ways to join the University of Derby

Apply through UCAS for the following full time courses:

Make sure you check our entry requirements before you apply, or find out more about applying through UCAS.Apply online through UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Apply directly to the University for:

  • part time undergraduate courses
  • professional courses
  • online or distance learning courses
  • if you're moving on from a current Access or Foundation course that you've taken here.

Apply online here

Unable to apply online?

Contact our friendly Admissions team on 01332 591167 or at and they'll guide you through the process or offer you an alternative way to apply.

Are you an international student?

You might want to look at our applying page for international students first.

Support needs

If you've got any special support needs to do with mobility, sight or hearing problems, please apply as early as you can so we can make arrangements before you start the course.

Will I have an interview?

It should say on the specific 'entry requirement' information on the web page for the course you're interested in.

Generally, if we can't make a fair decision based on your UCAS form or if a successful interview is part of the entry criteria for the course, we'll invite you to come in for an interview.

Can I come to visit?

We'd love you to come to one of our open days because they're a great way to make sure Derby's the right university for you.

Get in touch

If you've got any questions about applying, please contact us:

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  • For courses based at our Derby Campus: 01332 591167
  • For courses at our Buxton Campus: 01332 594667

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