London capitalises on Derby’s tourism expertise

London College UCK Graduation University of Derby expertise in Tourism is helping future managers in Britain’s biggest hospitality market

Date posted: 21 December 2016

University of Derby expertise in Tourism is helping future managers in Britain’s biggest hospitality market. Graduates who studied for University of Derby BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management and International Tourism Management at London College UCK (LCUCK) picked up their degrees at the Buxton Campus graduation ceremony recently.

The not-for-profit independent college has been a Derby partner for three years, and now offers six top-up degrees which give the University an important profile in the capital, home to the UK’s biggest hospitality market. The partnership has met demand for top-up programmes from the College’s existing students, the vast majority of whom wanted to stay in London after progressing to Level 6.

“There is a long term expectation that this relationship would ultimately give the University of Derby a visible presence in London,” said Carleen Osborne, Head of UK Academic Partnerships.

The programme helps LCUCK meet its mission statement aims of enabling students and staff to reach for vocational excellence, become recognised as a leading alternative provider of quality higher education programmes and to be an employer-focused institution connected with local communities, providing teaching and learning which open doors and meet the needs of employers.

University of Derby degrees now offered at LCUCK include:

  • BSc (Hons) Engineering (Civil) (Top-Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management (Top-Up)
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (Top-Up).

Additionally LCUCK has been approved to run University of Derby full three year degrees and Foundation degrees from September 2017, including:

  • BSc (Hons) Engineering (Civil)
  • BSc (Hons) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
  • BA (Hons) Health and Social Care
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • FdA International Hospitality Management
  • FdA International Tourism Management.

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