Title: Hairdressing Management BA (Hons) Top-up
Application: Applications for full-time undergraduate courses should apply through  UCAS. The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS  website at www.ucas.com or telephone 0371 468 0468.
UCAS Code: HM06
UCAS Institute Code: B93
Attendance: Full time
Duration: 1 year
Start date: September

The BA (Hons) top up degree is an exciting new course taught at Bury College University Centre and validated by the University of Bolton. It is ideal if you have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in a hairdressing related topic and allows you to develop a greater understanding of your leadership and management skills and the practical experience you need to be able to manage a salon or start your own business. It provides a progression route for students on HND or FdA programmes in Hairdressing/Salon Management. Theoretical concepts and knowledge will be underpinned by practical application through class-based discussions and research.

You will be given the opportunity to analyse a particular area of the industry that interests you through the undertaking of a dissertation. This course will give you a strong foundation for a variety of future careers in the hairdressing industry. Throughout your studies you will be offered support in the development of relevant study skills such as academic, ICT, independent learning, communication and time management. The teaching and learning strategies typically used by tutors on the course include lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Bury College University Centre is working hard to put appropriate safety measures into place and welcoming you to a safe learning environment this Autumn.  In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, face to face teaching will be delivered where practically possible and will follow guidelines on social distancing.  In response to changing circumstances and changes in public health advice, learning will be delivered in small class sizes. Online resources will be used to support learning.  In the event of further social restrictions, for example a further lockdown, delivery of courses will be taught online using a blend of learning resources and online teaching.

Please note that this course does not contain any practical or work experience elements. Therefore, all modules can be delivered online or through a mixture of face to face and online if required. Our experienced tutors will be on hand to offer a high level of support throughout and will continue to help and guide you in the event of any change in circumstances.

Click here to download the course specification.


You will cover the following topics:

•  Major Project
• Strategic Management for the Hairdressing and Beauty Business
• Advanced Techniques in Hairdressing
• Historical and Contemporary Context of Hair Design
• Salon Business Planning and Enterprise

Assessment takes the form of coursework, including essay, reports and presentations.

The college has extensive industry links with a wide range of employers in the hairdressing industry, providing you with the opportunity to visit a range of salons and other workplaces. You will also have the opportunity to attend workshops/masterclasses given by guest speakers. You
will develop your management skills in the application of salon design, marketing and training and development in the hairdressing industry.

Successful completion of this course could enable you to progress into a wide variety of fields within the industry or onto postgraduate study.

You will need to provide your own hairdressing tools and equipment (although all electrical equipment is provided for you) and you may wish to purchase additional items of personal hairdressing kit, relevant to your own requirements. You will need to purchase a tunic for practical workshops.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally possess a recognised Hairdressing related qualification comprising at least 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5; for example a Foundation Degree
or HND. Applicants should also have five GCSE’s at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English.


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