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Study Beauty Therapy abroad

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  • About this subject
  • Is this the course for me?
  • Careers prospects
  • Studying Beauty Therapy
  • Where to study?
Beauty Therapy

Beauty therapies are classified as practices that focus on treating the aesthetics of the human body as a whole. Those who practice beauty therapy should study on a beauty therapy course before entering the profession, although this isn’t too stringently regulated.

Such treatments often include disciplines such as massage treatments and manicures as well as make-up and facial treatments.

Is this the course for me?

Are you interested in Beauty therapy? Is working in a spa – style environment something that interests you? If so, then perhaps studying a course in this area would be the perfect option!

However, the majority of Beauty therapy courses are practical in terms of the programme content and as well as attending lectures, students will also be expected to learn in a more practical setting. Most courses will also expect students to fain some industry work experience as part of the course or in an extra-curricular capacity. As such it is important for students to be capable of working independently.

Careers prospects

There are many different employment opportunities available to those with the relevant qualifications and experience. A lot of graduates will find work in health spas and beauty salons offering a wide range of beauty treatments from Indian Head Massage to waxing treatments. Those who find themselves earning less income than required in their day-job may seek freelance work offering mobile treatments for clients at home which can be quite lucrative.

Studying Beauty Therapy

Those who are non-native speakers of English will be expected to sit an IELTS test and score a minimum of 6.0 – 6.5 before embarking on any particular course of study within this field in order to demonstrate that there are no language barriers prohibiting the student’s ability to learn.

As with most subjects an undergraduate programme will last a minimum of three years and teaching will be provided in a number of different formats. While students will be expected to acquire theoretical knowledge through lectures and seminars, students will also be expected to attend practical workshops. Before attending such a course, students should have 3 A-levels or a relevant qualification in a similar subject.

At postgraduate level, the course will last a minimum of a year depending on whether you opt to study on a full-time or part-time basis, there are also a number of shorter courses available. If you are looking to study at postgraduate level, then it is essential to have relevant work experience and a strong honours degree.

Where to study?

One of the most important considerations when choosing a University is its location. Most courses last a minimum of a year, so pick a place of study that is located in an area that makes you happy. If you love meeting new people and experiencing new things, then studying in a busy city might be the best option for you.

You may also be able to find work experience more easily in more thriving location. At a later date, this has the potential to improve your job prospects. Different universities will also provide you with networking opportunities within different sectors, so take this into consideration when choosing a course.

Of course fees and academic grades should also come into consideration when deciding where to study. Different courses will have different entry requirements, so make sure you meet all of these before making your application. Similarly check that you can afford the cost of the course fees. If you’re struggling there are a number of scholarships and bursaries available to students.

What Beauty Therapy courses are there?


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