University of Derby

University of Derby

International Spa Management

Your studies will prepare you for work in key management roles in spa and wellness as you develop a critical understanding of the global spa industry, its practices and the changing nature of consumer behaviour. You will increase your understanding and appreciation between academic theory and research and its practical application in the workplace, studying spa operations, project management, sustainable management systems, risk management, marketing, financial planning and strategy. You will devise strategic and operational plans for the management of spa related organisations and explore the increasingly complex nature of the industry in relation to customisation and commodification, globalisation and glocalisation. As well as all of this you will have the opportunity to test your research ideas in the Devonshire Spa, our onsite commercial day spa.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas institution. All subjects are considered but possession of a degree or relevant experience in a related subject will be advantageous. A significant portfolio of work at appropriate level or relevant professional qualifications will also be considered. Every applicant is assessed individually on their merits and will need to attend either a face to face or Skype interview.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Buxton Campus Buxton SK17 6RY East Midlands

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