First dual degrees awarded with Derby’s Dutch partner

Moments from Stenden Graduation 2016
Eight international students graduated with both an MA and an MSc after just one year under the new Dual Degree Collaborative Partnership programme

Date posted: 19 January 2017

Hospitality professionals of the future have both the art and science of their industry at their fingertips after graduating with a dual degree thanks to a new partnership between the University of Derby and Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

Eight international students graduated with both an MA and an MSc after just one year under the new Dual Degree Collaborative Partnership programme.

One of them was University of Derby International Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts graduate Andy Heyes, the course’s International Ambassador, who not only picked up his dual degree, but also won the Stenden Postgraduate Excellence Award from the College of Business.

The two universities have complementary teaching methods: Derby’s focus is on real world learning and research, while Stenden is renowned for its problem-based learning ethos.

This can lead to a University of Derby MSc in International Hospitality and Service Management and a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) in International Hospitality and Service Management.

Sarah Rawlinson, Head of the Hotel, Resort and Spa Management School at the University added: “Opportunities for students are countless and this dual award structure provides a model for the University to roll out this type of arrangement with other partners in the future.”  

The University of Derby congratulated all the students who received their degrees. The Dual Master of Science in International Hospitality & Service Management graduates who received their awards along with Andy were I Made Mahendra Budhiastra, Xingxin Gu, Rui Xu, Feixiang Yang and Xiyuan Zhang.

Dual Master of Science in International Leisure & Tourism Studies degrees were conferred on Abyatar Abyatar and Xiang Li.

To find out more about studying Hospitality at Derby, visit derby.ac.uk/hospitality

 

For further press information please contact:

John Phillips, University of Derby Buxton Community Liaison Officer Direct dial: 01298 330461
Email: j.phillips@derby.ac.uk or Holly Waterman, h.waterman@derby.ac.uk  01298 330662.