your UCAS

If you're interested in finding out more about how to apply for university, we're here to help. We have advice and tips to help guide you as you complete your university application.

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Selecting a course

It's important to make sure you choose the right course for you - get inspired by browsing our subject areas. Need to decide if a course is right for you? Read a blog by graduate - Emily Harper, who shares her top tips.  

Some courses may have special requirements. For instance, if you are applying for our Art and Design courses, you will be asked to prepare a portfolio of your work, so it's good to bear this in mind before you apply. 

Your personal statement

We know writing a personal statement can seem new and unfamiliar. So we talked to our current students who were previously in the same position, to help us with this handy guide

Not only do we have advice for you on how to put together your personal statement but we have also created a personal statement writer that actually helps you build it. This is a simple form with a series of questions to prompt you into thinking about what you should include. When you finish, your draft personal statement will be emailed to you.

Your questions, answered

When completing your university application, there’s lots to think about. Amy answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

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View How to apply for uni - Your frequently asked questions video transcript

Respond to your offer

If you receive an offer from the University of Derby, you will be notified on UCAS Track and will need to reply to your offer. You can select your Firm acceptance – this is your first choice. If your Firm acceptance is conditional, you’ll also have the option to select your Insurance acceptance.

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Why choose Derby?

Our focus on employability, state-of-the-art facilities, expert teaching and vibrant city are just some of the benefits of choosing to study at the University of Derby.

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Get to know us 

We know that picking your top five universities can be tough, so we've created lots of different ways for you to find out more about us. 

Get in touch 

At every step of the way, we will do everything we can to help you. You can get in touch with us by email, WhatsApp, or call us on +44 (0)1332 591044.

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to come to an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

Next Open Day: Saturday 24 June, 9.30am - 3pm

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