University of Derby Online Application

By | 22nd May 2017

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University of Derby Online Application

Postgraduate application

Applying for an Undergraduate Course

An undergraduate course is a first university degree qualification and will usually have a prefix of BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons).  There are some courses classified as Integrated Masters, these are also undergraduate but have a built in year which includes postgraduate level study, giving you a Masters qualification on graduation.  Undergraduate courses are usually 3 years full-time (or 6 years part-time).  Integrated Masters, Degrees with Industrial Placement (sometimes known as Sandwich Degrees) or Degrees with a Foundation Year will be 4 years full-time in duration.

There are also HND’s or Foundation Degrees, these are 2 years full-time in duration.  After completion, in order to obtain a full degree you would then need to undertake a Top-Up Degree course which is 1 year full-time – totalling 3 years full-time altogether.

Undergraduate degrees usually start in September in any given year, however some subjects will also offer alternative start months like January or March.

University of Derby Online Application, Guidance for UK/EU Applicants

Full-time Study

UK and EU applicants applying for most undergraduate full-time degree courses in the UK will need to apply through UCAS.  UCAS is the ‘Universities and Colleges Admissions Service’, an independent organisation which helps facilitate applications to UK institutions.

Applying through UCAS involves the following:

  • Register with UCAS
  • Login and complete your details
  • Select your course and institution (University of Derby code is D39)
  • Write a personal statement
  • Get a reference
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit your UCAS application.

Part-time Study

If you are looking to apply for a part-time undergraduate degree, you will need to register with My Derby and complete your application online with us.  To do this you need to find the course by using our course search and then go to ‘How to Apply’ and follow link to applying direct.

For further guidance on the University application process go here.  If you already have a My Derby account, log back in here.

University of Derby Online Application, Guidance for International (Non-EU) Applicants

We have a dedicated International Admissions Team to assist you with any information or guidance.  For some initial information please go here

There are three ways to apply, as follows:

Direct to the University

You will need to register with My Derby and complete your application online with us.  To do this you need to find the course by using our course search and then go to ‘How to Apply’ and follow link to applying direct.

For further guidance on the University application process go here.  If you already have a My Derby account, log back in here.

Through a Country Representative

We have a network of overseas representatives throughout the world who will assist you in the university application process as well as guide you in obtaining a visa and making travel arrangements.  Agents will usually utilise our direct application process.

Through UCAS

For most undergraduate degree courses in the UK you can also apply through UCAS.  UCAS is the ‘Universities and Colleges Admissions Service’, an independent organisation which helps facilitate applications to UK institutions.

Applying through UCAS involves the following:

  • Register with UCAS
  • Login and complete your details
  • Select your course and institution (University of Derby code is D39)
  • Write a personal statement
  • Get a reference
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit your UCAS application.