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.

5thfor Hospitality, Events and Tourism**The Guardian University Guide 2022

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."

  • Develop your professional, leadership and business management skills in our acclaimed restaurant, our renowned event catering operation, and in our partner hotels
  • Take your career to the next level with our outstanding placement opportunities, in the UK and overseas. You could study abroad in one of our partner institutions in a variety of locations from the Netherlands to South Africa, Qatar and Cyprus, among others. You could also opt for a work placement - recently students have been to the USA, Doha, Mexico, Russia and Denmark

New Derby Business School in the city centre

Set to open in September 2024: a new Derby Business School, serving as an international centre of excellence. The superb new teaching facilities will build on our established reputation for inspirational teaching and research excellence, as we shape the next generation of qualified business leaders.

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What our Hospitality Management graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • managers in world-class hotels
  • area managers in contract catering operations
  • event operations management
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
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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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