Hospitality Management undergraduate courses

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

Practical and creative, our degrees will immerse you in the dynamic world of hospitality operations and management. That’s why we have a growing international reputation in the industry. We’ll prepare you to work anywhere in the world.

Top3for Hospitality, Events and Tourism**The Guardian University Guide 2023

New Derby Business School

Set to open in September 2024 in a prime City Centre location, the new Business School building will feature innovative teaching and learning spaces including a virtual reality suite, stock market trading room and creative labs.​

Artist impression of the new Business School with 'welcome to the future of Business'

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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. 

“Learning has never been more fun”

“I have achieved more than I ever thought was imagineable at Derby. The lecturers test your practical and mental abilities to the maximum, there is never a 'dull' lecture and everyone is enlightening and inspiring...learning has never been more fun."

"For me, the difference came when I went on placement at The Berkeley in London. To say the experience was an eye-opener is an understatement."

What our Hospitality Management graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Elsje Hugo

How Elsje landed her dream job in South Africa

Elsje Hugo went to South Africa for a family wedding and ended up becoming Tasting Room Manager at a prestigious wine farm.

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Hospitality graduate interview

Hospitality graduate Mia Andrew talks about studying at the University of Derby.

Hospitality graduate Mia Andrew talks about studying at the University of Derby

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Exploring the ways the UK Hospitality sector can begin to re-open

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the UK's Events, Hospitality and Tourism industries. Brendan Moffett, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, talks about this topic in his blogs.

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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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Undergraduate Open Days

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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Make it Real
at Derby

Our students, graduates and staff are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. We can make it real for you.

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