University of Derby to close spa management courses in 2022
The University of Derby is closing its spa management courses in Buxton in 2022.
In an official statement, the university said the announcement to drop its spa management degree courses “reflects a shift within [this] sector to more industry-led qualifications, which has led to a steady decline in student numbers over recent years”.
The spa management courses will close in three years (2022) once all current students have graduated.
Going forward, the university will be focusing on industry-led qualifications as “there is potential to maximise the industrial strengths of the town and surrounding area for us to pursue,” said Professor Malcom Todd, deputy vice-chancellor.
The University of Derby, with onsite Devonshire Spa, was the first in the country to offer spa and wellness management degrees. Buxton and Leek College, part of the University of Derby group (since 2013), still offers Level 3 Beauty and Spa Therapy from the Buxton site which allows students to become a fully qualified therapist.
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