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University College Birmingham

Beauty Therapy Management

UCAS Code: N297
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
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% applicants receiving offers


  • Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

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% applicants receiving offers


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Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Course snapshot The UK beauty therapy and salon sector is booming with a £5 billion a year turnover. The diverse industry offers great career opportunities and flexibility if you are creative and enjoy working with people. And with so many new beauty products, techniques and treatments hitting the market, it is an exciting and ever-changing sector to work in. Who’s the course for? This course is for students who want a strong foundation of knowledge and practical training for a variety of careers in beauty therapy including managing a health spa, starting your own business or employment in sales and marketing roles for beauty products companies. Why should I study the course? The beauty sector is highly competitive and managers actively seek out recruits who not only have a broad range of practical skills but also have a knowledge and understanding of marketing, human resources and finance. Our tutors will help you with all these areas of business, so you will feel confident in the workplace. Great. Tell me some more UCB has an excellent reputation within the beauty industry, with our graduates recognised for their high-level skills and track record of employability. Our teaching facilities are state-of-the-art and feature the latest salon equipment, treatments and therapies. Our spa is open to the public and UCB students, which means you can perfect your skills in a working salon environment offering the latest treatments. You will be encouraged to gain practical experience throughout the course through a work placement. This is a great opportunity to put what you have learned into practice alongside qualified professionals. Over the years, we have developed close working relationships within the industry and can offer a wide range of opportunities alongside your studies. Our hired@UCB team will make sure you are well-matched for your placement and support your progress throughout the experience. The course is accredited by University College Birmingham and, as an undergraduate, you will have access to the University’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. Do I need to buy any equipment? There are additional costs of about £100 for specialist equipment. What skills will I gain? You will learn the core business and people management skills needed to manage a salon or start your own salon business. You will explore customer behaviour, salon experience and a range of practical techniques. Your technical beauty therapy skills will be enhanced and you will learn to analyses issues that affect the beauty therapy sector and how to respond with effective strategies. What about the future? The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in the beauty therapy and salon industry, whether that is working as a freelance therapist or as part of a team at a larger organisation. Graduates have gone on to work in: Spa and beauty promotion On luxury cruise ships Spa assistant management Creative supervision Beauty product sales and marketing Beauty assistant management


Year 2: Advancements in Technologies, Finance for Enterprises, Managing Human Resources, Marketing Management and Research for Enquiry, Principles and Practices of Electrotherapy or Skin Rejuvenation (depending on prior qualifications) Year 3: Enterprise Risk Management, Innovation and Developments in Salon Services, Research Project, Strategic Human Resources Management and Strategic Marketing Management.

University College Birmingham

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University College Birmingham is a university college affiliated with the University of Birmingham, which awards all our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The university college specialises in the areas of hospitality and the culinary arts, hairdressing and beauty, tourism, business, marketing, accounting, sports management and more.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This group covers a very wide range of complementary therapies and other wellbeing-related courses, with osteopathy and chiropractic courses the most common. Although many graduates go into therapy roles, with self-employment common, we'd suggest heading to university and college open days to find out more from tutors about the type of roles graduates typically go on to do - especially as postgraduate study is quite common.
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