University of Derby Online 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
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.
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.