The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby.

Since 2001, the University of Derby has offered online distance learning to students who required more flexible study options. As demand for these popular online distance learning courses increased, we learned to tailor course content specifically for online delivery. And in 2011, based on the increasing success of our distance learning courses, we launched the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

Academic rigour

Our online distance learning degrees continue to match the high academic standards you would expect on campus in any British university. And we continue to exploit the latest research into online study to refine course delivery and increase the success of our online distance learning students.

Valued by industry

Our vocational online distance learning courses are particularly suited to busy, working professionals. Many of our degree courses are accredited by a professional body, so you can be sure that course content is relevant, and your qualification will be recognised and valued by your industry.

So students needing a university degree or professional qualification to progress in their chosen career, but they don’t want to commit to full time or on-campus study, UDOL are ready to help them achieve this goal.

With more than a decade of experience, we continue to lead the way in online learning. As part of a UK University, our dedicated Academic and Support staff are experts in their respective fields and specialists in online learning.

The University of Derby Online Learning vision

Is to be the natural choice of ambitious learners for credible online learning and professional qualifications to transform their life and career opportunities.

Our mission

Is to provide high quality, accredited online learning opportunities, and all of the support required for successful graduation, to learners in the UK and internationally who wish to enhance their career and earning potential.

Our values

We offer high quality, value-for-money study options with a learner-oriented approach that is always personal.

Our online focus

Our courses are designed specifically for online learning and are delivered by staff with expertise in their subject area. Our unique course materials, knowledgeable, responsive Academic team and friendly support team combine to ensure a relevant, stimulating, well-supported learning experience.