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Qualification: Professional Bachelor's degree in Cosmetic Science (no legal status)

Professional Bachelor's degree in Cosmetic Science (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students are capable of:

(general competences)

  • acquiring knowledge and understanding the basic concepts and methods,
  • understanding the innovations in the field of expertise,
  • critically analysing, synthesising and predicting results and consequences,
  • learning about research methods, procedures and processes,
  • collecting and interpreting data, developing critical and self-critical judgement,
  • applying knowledge in practice and solving problems,
  • developing communication skills, especially communication in the international environment,
  • cooperating, team work (in an international environment),
  • ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics,

(programme-specific competences)

  • performing accurate procedures of cosmetic care and individual counselling,
  • learning about the effects of age, sex, nutrition and environment on the effects of cosmetics, preparations and procedures,
  • learning about different processes and procedures of preparing cosmetic products according to the composition and ingredients of substances, action mechanisms and their effects on the body (improvement of skin tone, functioning of sebaceous glands, prevention of allergies, etc.),
  • learning about the ratio between the dose and the effect of a cosmetic product,
  • learning about physiological and therapeutic effects of various physical agents on the human organism and choosing the right agent, their application and dosage,
  • knowledge of the purposes and therapeutic effects of various classical massage techniques, special massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and complementary techniques (aromatherapy, colour therapy, reflexology, etc. and their proper implementation,
  • recognising eating disorders and cellulite issues and treating clients accordingly,
  • acquiring knowledge about basic methods and techniques in business communication, marketing and economics,
  • determining the impact of the work organisation on the quality of work in a beauty salon, trade activities and in the manufacturing of cosmetic products and preparations,
  • having a holistic approach of working with people in aesthetic and medical activities,
  • performing health education, including interviewing and counselling,
  • obtaining knowledge of safety and health at work regulations as well as environmental protection acts and technical regulations in their area of work,
  • learning on their own and being aware of the importance of life-long learning,
  • having a positive professional identity.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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In order to complete the study programme students need to complete all the requirements of the study programme and obtain a minimum of 180 ECTS.

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Independent higher education institute, Higher School of Applied Sciences, Ljubljana

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura or
  • final examination (prior to 1 June 1995) of any four-year secondary school programme.
NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura or
  • final examination (prior to 1 June 1995) of any four-year secondary school programme.
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In order to complete the study programme students need to complete all the requirements of the study programme and obtain a minimum of 180 ECTS.