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Estenom (YH) h24, dagstudier, Vasa


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Introduction to Academic Studies 3
Communication for Bachelors of Beauty and Cosmetics 3
Finnish for Bachelors of Beauty and Cosmetics 3  
Finnish - Oral Skills 0                                                        
Finnish - Writing Skills 0                                                        
English for Bachelors of Beauty and Cosmetics 3    
Photography 5
Digital Images and Content in Beauty and Cosmetics 4
Basic Knowledge for the Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics
Skincare 6
Makeup 3
Style 5
Hair 5
Color Theory 3
Beauty and Health 3
Client Accentuated Concept
Beauty Care and Makeup for the Client 8  
Classic Looks for the Client 5  
Contemporary Looks for the Client 5    
Seasonal Fashion and Trends 3
Fashion Show 5  
Aesthetic Concept
Trends within Beauty and Cosmetics 3  
Past Aesthetic Looks 5  
Present Aesthetic Looks 5    
Personal Style Branding 5    
Creating Visual Looks and Characters 6    
Entrepreneurship and Events for Bachelors of Beauty and Cosmetics
Customer Service, Sales and Social Media 3
Entrepreneurship in own Business 5  
Marketing 4      
Entrepreneurship and Inter Professionalism 3    
The Content and Development of Cosmetics
Cells and Molecules 4  
Cosmetic Content 5    
Product Development of Cosmetics 5    
Research and Leadership for Bachelors of Beauty and Cosmetics
Research Methodology for Bachelors of Beauty and Cosmetics 3
Research Methodology and Thesis Process 5  
Knowledge Promotion within Beauty and Cosmetics 3    
Leadership and Management within Beauty and Cosmetics 3      
Fashion Studies and Fashion Industry 3      
Thesis Part 1, Idea and Theoretical Ground 3  
Thesis Part 2, Method and Execution 7    
Thesis Part 3, Statement and Presentation 5      
Practice: Work within Customer Service 10
Practice: Work within Business 15  
Practice: Competence Development and Leadership 15    
Practice: Event and Project Work 3
Practice: Salon Work 5
(Select 5 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 61 64 65 15 31 30 32.5 31.5 33 32 15 15.5 15.5 10 10 10 16.3 16.3 10.5 10.5 10.5 16.6 16.6 10.7 10.7 10.7 7.5 7.5

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


Beauty and Cosmetics is a creative and broad industry that contains different areas of competences. The Degree Programme of Beauty and Cosmetics, Beauty Care is a small, familiar programme that gives competences such as style and looks, makeup, hair and skin care, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, image photography, inner well-being, product knowledge and cosmetics. During the studies students create and participate in projects and events.

Student-centered working methods, teamwork and project work, virtual studies, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, study visits, student internship and self-studies are the teaching methods at the degree programme. The students have also access to a beauty studio.

The student internship covers 48 credit points and every academic year students complete one internship of 15 credit points. Internship abroad is popular among students and it gives good opportunities to tie international contacts and create industry networks. Thesis comprise 15 credit points and becomes a part of the Bachelor´s personal competence profile.


Learning Outcomes in Elaboration of Beauty Care Services and Products
• The Bachelor of Beauty Care can plan and elaborate services within skin and hair care and manage service production during elaboration of the industry and the own profession. The Bachelor engage in an international work environment with respect for ethical principles.

Learning Outcomes within Skin, Hair, Makeup and Style
• The Bachelor of Beauty Care master the principles of human anatomical, physiological and bodily functions, and the care and style-related factors that promote good health. The Bachelor can guide clients and the work community in the safe use and elaboration of industry products, services and tools.

Learning Outcomes within Cosmetics
• The Bachelor of Beauty Care master the chemical, physiological and communicative traits of cosmetic products, and consider the requirements of raw materials and packaging, legislation and sustainable elaboration in own dealings with cosmetic products in connection with the various tasks in the industry, sales, marketing and product development.

Learning Outcomes in the Beauty Industry´s Business and Entrepreneurship
• The Bachelor of Beauty Care has knowledge of the principles for planning activities for business within the industry and of the rules of entrepreneurship and can apply the tools of business activities in a national and international business environment. The Bachelor operates as an entrepreneur and can elaborate the business on an ethical sustainable basis.

Learning Outcomes in the Beauty Industry´s Research and Development
• The Bachelor of Beauty Care has the ability, with the help of networks, to research and develop business activities in the industry and in own professional area in a work-related way.