Spa and Wellness Management Undergraduate Courses

Where better to learn about this exciting and growing industry than in our world-class day spa in the leading spa town of Buxton?

Our award-winning team at the University of Derby all have hands-on experience and are trail-blazers in spa and wellness course development. They are regularly consulted by many of the world’s leading employers.

Through our links with the industry you can gain work experience in some of the world’s most prestigious spas and hotels.

International Spa Management at the University of Derby


Located in the vibrant spa, wellness and hospitality town of Buxton, you’ll study at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism in the inspirational Grade II* listed Devonshire Dome. Our award-winning Devonshire Spa is both a classroom and fully equipped commercial day spa, which featuring a sauna, aroma steam room, hydrotherapy pool, reflexology foot baths and hammam. It is an inspirational setting where you will deliver a full range of spa experiences to commercial standards. You will also learn the functions which go into the running of a top-class spa, such as budgeting, human resource management, facilities management and retailing.

Take a tour of our commercial spa:

A 360 look around our spa

Expert Teaching Team

You’ll learn from highly qualified experts who have a wealth of professional experience within the spa and wellness industry. We work closely with leading spa and hospitality providers, including Macdonald Hotels, Six Senses Hotel Resort Spas, Center Parcs, Handpicked Hotels, Neilson Active Holidays, and the Dorchester Collection. These contacts across the sector add an extra dimension to your studies through specialist tuition and guest lectures.

5thfor Hospitality, Events & Tourism**The Guardian University Guide 2020

What our Spa and Wellness Management graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Take your learning to the next level

You can consider progressing to postgraduate studies in related subjects, including our own MSc International Spa 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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The Devonshire Dome in Buxton

Study in Buxton

Our Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism creates a thriving community on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park. It's your ideal base to prepare for a high-flying career.

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