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School of Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Our world-class degrees are inspired by Buxton's vibrant history, culture and breath-taking landscape. Come and join us. Your international career starts here.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our Spa degrees have been hailed as the best in the world by Swedish spa expert Anna Bjurstam.
  • Our Culinary Arts students have won placements at a range of prestigious restaurants and venues including Claridges of London.
  • Tourism students work all over the world – from hotels in China to running sports trips on a Pacific island.

Bachelor's programmes



Attracting 1.4 million tourists every year and a leading spa and hospitality town in the UK, the Buxton Campus is the number one choice for students nationally looking to study degrees in Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Spa Management. 


Student services

What is the International Student Centre?

It acts as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for queries that international students face during their study such as study skills, welfare, and visa issues. You will notice that we are part of your entire student journey, starting with the free pick-up service from the airport, induction, social events, extra-curricular opportunities, and support before you leave university.

Housing services

High Peak Halls has 291 student rooms and is right in the centre of Buxton. Most first year students live in halls, they're just a short walk from the Buxton campus and a great place to make friends. They offer you safe, good value accommodation with other students.

Room types

At High Peak Halls you will share a flat with up to 7 other people. All the rooms are en suite. We also provide adapted rooms for people with disabilities. 

All rooms have a bed, desk, bookshelves, phone, wardrobe, and curtains.

Our en suite rooms have everything a standard room has except instead of a wash basin, some of the floor space is taken up with a white triangular en suite room in the corner which has a shower toilet and small sink.

Library services

We provide access to library resources (print and online), information technology and study space to support you in your studies. Help and advice is available throughout the year from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

We're open over 65 hours per week, including evenings and weekends, in term time.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Derby Buxton Campus provides unparalleled opportunities for real world learning in Outdoor, Events, Hospitality, Tourism, Spa and Wellness. Our award-winning University campus, set in the striking Grade II* listed Dome provides students with unrivalled access to tutorial expertise and world class facilities. 

Our hospitality, outdoor and some sport courses are based in Buxton. It's a beautiful and vibrant tourist spa town, surrounded by the Peak District National Park.

Buxton's about an hour from Derby, Manchester and Sheffield.

Sports facilities

Our fantastic £10.8 million sports centre opened in September 2015 and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

A membership includes:

  • Fully equipped modern gym
  • Class timetable
  • Social sport
  • Squash
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Climbing wall
  • 3G pitches

Derby, England, United Kingdom