Course Title Hairdressing Management BA Hons Top-up
Code HM06

Overview of the Course

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 student 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 tutorial. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

What are the career opportunities?

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

What are the 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 5 GCSE’s at Grade A-C (or equivalent) including English.

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Course Duration

One year

What topics will I study?

Topics covered include:

  •  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.

Special Features

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.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

All students receive an initial allocation of 600 print credits per academic year; additional credits can then be purchased if required. Photocopying facilities are available in the LRC at an additional cost. 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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