Culinary Arts and Management undergraduate courses

Learn from industry-renowned chefs and hospitality managers at one of the top UK universities for hospitality and culinary management.

Practical and hands-on, our degrees will immerse you in the dynamic world of hospitality and culinary management. That’s why we have a growing international reputation in the industry.

If you're looking to start your degree in September 2020, you'll study at our Buxton Campus for years 1 and 2. During these years you'll be based in the stunning Grade II* listed Devonshire Dome, an events venue which has high specification training kitchens, a fine dining restaurant and café.

For year 3 of your studies, you'll transfer and study at our main site in Derby, where we are developing brand-new facilities, meaning you'll continue to develop your practical skills and knowledge, so when you graduate you'll have relevant experience you can put into practice straight away.

If you're looking to start your degree from September 2022 onwards, you'll be taught at our main site in Derby for all stages of your studies.

Graduate working in a kitchen

The University of Derby referred me to some wonderful places to work and really allowed me to network in my industry. I would recommend this course to every chef that would like to excel in their field.

George Tanos, Culinary Arts graduate
George is now the sous chef at the prestigious Skibo Castle in Scotland
96%overall satisfaction - FdA Professional Culinary Arts**National Student Survey 2019
5thfor Hospitality, Events & Tourism**The Guardian University Guide 2020
96%overall satisfaction - BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Management**National Student Survey 2019

Professional credibility

The Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism has been awarded accreditation as an International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education. The accreditation is for teaching, curriculum and student experience, so you can be assured that what you are learning is of the highest standard and centred around the skills employers are looking for. 

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What our Culinary Arts and Management graduates do

The culinary industry is growing quickly, and with the combined technical, operational and managerial skills we teach you, you’ll have a range of career opportunities to choose from anywhere in the world.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

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Book your Open Day

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Hannah Kidd in her cafe

Hannah blends passion and patience to create success

Our graduate Hannah Kidd is passionate about creating tasty, healthy dishes. She is a devotee of ‘clean eating’ and has used that passion and her entrepreneurial spirit to create a successful business

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Take your learning to the next level

You can consider progressing to postgraduate studies in related subjects, including our own MSc International Hospitality Management which is ideal if you want to develop your leadership and management potential further or if you would like to advance to roles in academia and research.

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