• Application Deadline
  • 72 months
Interested in studying spa management but can’t commit to a full-time degree programme? Already working in the industry and want to keep earning as you learn? Our route to the BSc International Spa Management (Hons) (part-time) from University of Derby could be just the opportunity you’re looking for.


As a trailblazer in spa management education, we have put many students on the path to career success in what is a vibrant and burgeoning industry. Now we have extended the same exciting opportunities to students who would prefer to take a part-time route to our acclaimed BSc (Hons) International Spa Management.

Re-energise your career plans

Our International Spa Management (Hons) (part-time) degree from University of Derby is designed for anyone who wants to continue in employment while working towards a highly regarded degree qualification. It is an excellent way to raise your professional profile, prepare for more senior roles and boost your prospects for promotion.

This course also opens up new opportunities for anyone considering a change of career so they can join the next generation of spa professionals. Now is the ideal time: the spa industry is undergoing remarkable growth worldwide. Between 2013 and 2015 alone, 16,000 more spas opened, creating 230,000 new jobs. Today the industry represents a global market worth $98.6 billion.*

Whatever your career ambitions, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. You will develop your management abilities and business acumen alongside your skills in delivering professional spa treatments and first class customer service. At the same time, you will explore all the new trends, values and practices which are shaping the future of the profession worldwide.

Careers and employability

As a BSc (Hons) International Spa Management graduate, you will be able to offer employers a powerful mix of theoretical knowledge, technical skills and work-related experience.

You will be well placed to advance to more senior, supervisory and management posts within your organisation or to branch out into new areas of specialism. As well as roles such as spa manager, spa operations supervisor or head therapist, our graduates are equipped for success inareas like brand account management, marketing and promotion, training and consultancy.

You will also find that new opportunities are emerging in the wellness industry which is on the cusp of becoming a major area of employment in the UK.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time: up to six years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

To complete the BSc (Hons) International Spa Management (Part-Time), you will study modules such as:

Stage one (years one and two)

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Marketing and Communication
  • The Global Spa and Wellness Concept
  • Spa Consumption: Theory and Practice
  • Treatment Philosophy and Physiology
  • Advanced Treatment Philosophy and Physiology

Stage two (years three and four)

  • Research Skills
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • Spa Facilities and Operations Supervision
  • Spa Financial Performance
  • Making a Difference in the Workplace

Stage three (years five and six)

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Spa Operation Management
  • Wellness Tourism
  • Independent Study (double module)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • UCAS points - 104 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1155 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1155 GBP per module and a duration of 72 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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