• 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? The  International Spa Management (part-time) (Hons) course at 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 the acclaimed BSc (Hons) International Spa Management.

The part-time degree 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.


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 in areas 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 Structure

Courses include:

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

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

Typical entry requirements:

  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    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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  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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