Esthetic Cosmetology


Qualification: Beauty care specialist in cosmetology
Code of the study program: 41722
Length of studies: 3 years, 180 ECTS
Level of Education: short cycle professional higher education
Studies take place: Jūrmala (Vidus prospekts 38, Bulduri)
Mode of studies: full time studies in day and evening groups
Tuition fee: 2000.00 EUR/ per 1 study year
Previous education: cndpsesecondary school
Head of study program: Mg.paed. Inguta Grinberga

Content of this program has been coordinated with professional standard of Beauty care specialist in cosmetology – Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia – “Regulations regarding the State Standard for 1st Level Vocational Higher Education” Nr. 141, 20.03.2001.

Description of specialty

Beauty care specialist in cosmetology is a medical professional who specializes in various fields of beauty care, works in beauty care institutions and health care institutions, or works privately with cosmetology technologies, methods, beauty care products for solving of facial and/or body problems, whilst observing professional work ethics, standards of technical safety, general hygiene demands and other legislative instruments. A Beauty care specialist in cosmetology is well informed of cosmetics market and promotes his/her professional growth in the area of beauty care one has chosen – management of cosmetics and cosmetic products, management of solarium hardware, consultant of cosmetology technologies and methods.

Main professional tasks of Beauty care specialist in cosmetology

Depending on the field chosen, a Beauty care specialist in cosmetology acquires and uses field-specific, scientifically substantiated cosmetology technologies and methods, cosmetics and cosmetic products, consulting methods, as well as provides other services of cosmetic nature, whilst observing boundaries set by his/her professional role and competences.

Goal of the study program

To provide for preparation of 1st level professional higher education Beauty care specialist in cosmetology, including professionally theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, thus creating a free, responsible, and creative personality, that complies with the demands of European labor market.

Practical realization of study program

Practical realization of the study program is carried out in practical classrooms of the college, as well as practice basis in clinical conditions, beauty care salons, medical centers of rehabilitation and aesthetic medicine.

In learning practices students reinforce their knowledge and skills working with clients, assessing various problems in relation to skin conditions, analysis and solving of said problems under the guidance of a teacher.

Study courses to be acquired

Professional study courses:
Basics of pharmacology; Hygiene and environmental medicine; Anatomy; Physiology; Basics of nutrition; Care for patients with health disorders; Emergency care; Introduction into specialty and legislative basis of professional activity; Dermatology; Clinical medicine; General pathology; Clinical conditions in dermatology; Medical cosmetology; Aesthetic cosmetology; Basics of culture and art; Physical therapy in cosmetology; Spa research; SPA procedures; Classical massage; Intercultural communication and business etiquette; Aromatherapy and phytotherapy; Medical basics of Ayurveda; The health of a woman; Aesthetic procedures for the body; Mesotherapy; Micropigmentation; Surgery in aesthetic medicine; Infectious diseases and infection control; Basics of trichology; Waxing; Manicure and pedicure; Decorative cosmetics.

General education courses:
Personality development theories and psychology of communication; Research; Basics of entrepreneurship in practice of Beauty care specialist in cosmetology; Basics of project development and management; Foreign language (English); Biology, Genetics and basics of microbiology; Business computer sciences; Pedagogy in aesthetic cosmetology; Terminology in Latin; Cosmetic chemistry; Civil protection.

Collaboration partners

Collaboration with other educational institutions and social partners both in Latvia and abroad takes place within the framework of the study program:

  • The First Estonian Private Cosmetic School (Estonia)
  • The Secondary School for Pharmacy, Cosmetics and Health Care (Slovenia)
  • Rehabilitation College in Warshaw (Poland)
  • Šiauliai State College (Lithuania)
  • Kauno University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
  • Medical University Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
  • Klaipeda State University (Lithuania)
  • IES.Nr.1 de Gijon (Spain)
  • Professional associations and partnerships in Latvia
  • Association of Latvian Beauty care specialists/Beauticians

P. Stradins Medical College of the University of Latvia has collaboration agreements with P. Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Jūrmala Hospital, National Rehabilitation Centre “Vaivari”, Rehabilitation Centre “Jaunķemeri”, regional healthcare establishments, Clinic if Aesthetic Medicine “4. Dimensija”, Semarah Hotel Lielupe, Hotel Jurmala SPA for realization of practical training.

Possibilities in labor market

Graduate of the college’s Beauty care specialist in cosmetology program can work in health care institutions and beauty care salons, performing duties in accordance with his/her competencies.

Possibility of further studies

Graduates of study program “Esthetic cosmetology” have the possibility to:
- continue gaining education in entrepreneurship and health care study programs;
- continue studies in bachelor’s program in Utenos University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania).