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BA in Business Studies with Beauty and Spa Services

Course Code: LC396


Level

7

Duration

3 Years

Department

Sport, Leisure & Tourism


CAO Points

New for 2021

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

This programme in Business Studies with Beauty and Spa Services will appeal to students who wish to pursue a career in the beauty and spa industry.

The programme aims to equip graduates with professional practical skills and theoretical knowledge relevant to the beauty and spa services sector. It also emphasises the importance of business acumen to manage within the sector, as well as excellence in technical skills across a range of spa and beauty treatments and therapies. To achieve this, this programme fosters in the student specific beauty and spa technical skills, in addition to applied business competencies to prepare them to contribute effectively in the wider world of beauty and spa.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:  

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation Level Mathematics at grade F2 or higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for this programme.   


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: 

Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.
 

What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Media Communications and Personal Development

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    Title: Aesthetics for Skin Care and Cosmetic Treatments

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    Title: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

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    Title: Business Management for the Service Industry

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    Title: Introduction to the Beauty and Spa Industry

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    Title: Research and Information Technology

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  • Year 2

    Title: Aesthetics for Beauty and Spa Treatments

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    Title: Business Decision Making and Applications

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    Title: Cosmetic Sales and Retail Work Orientation

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    Title: Information Technology and E-Commerce

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    Title: Law for the Beauty and Spa Industry

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    Title: Marketing Principles

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  • Year 3

    Title: Advanced Therapies for Beauty and Spa

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    Title: Beauty and Spa Work Placement

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    Title: Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

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    Title: Human Resources Management

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Are there opportunities for further study?

On successful completion of the programme, students can progress to year 4 of the BA (Honours) degree in Business Studies with Beauty and Spa Management.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates will have experienced all facets of Beauty and Spa Services to provide them with the best education to suit today’s economy and diverse Beauty and Spa industry.  

A graduate will find a diverse range of career opportunities both in Ireland and abroad and they can expect to find employment in a variety of roles such as, beauty therapist, advanced skincare therapist, beauty and spa consultant, make up artistry, with employment for talented individuals in fashion, stage and TV make-up and spa and beauty product salesperson.
 

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Who is the programme suited to?

The BA in Business Studies with Beauty and Spa Services is very suited to students who have a keen interest to advance skill development in the beauty and spa sector, which will in turn promote job creation, economic success and employment opportunities.

The nature of this programme will allow graduates to work in a wide range of beauty and spa settings. As such, this programme aims to support the growing beauty and spa industry by providing graduates with a combination of practical beauty and spa technical skills and applied management competencies.

Exams

Students will complete the I.T.E.C. and C.I.B.T.A.C. external examinations during the duration of the programme. These are both internationally recognised qualifications.