BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion scored 92% overall student satisfaction for NSS 2020. Want to learn more about the business of beauty? Solent is the first university in the UK to offer a beauty promotion degree, an innovative course which focuses on developing you for a career within the global beauty industry. You’ll learn a diverse range of skills, including multi-platform journalism, styling, marketing, PR, advertising and trend forecasting, with an opportunity to specialise as you progress. You will be taught by academics with extensive industry experience in writing and styling beauty, celebrity and fashion editorial features for magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Good Housekeeping. And will have access to professional photography facilities, as well as a make-up area. Mac suites with the latest design and publishing software and a reprographics room are also available to help you develop your digital skills. During your studies you will also have the opportunity to get involved in retail activities at Re:So, Solent’s stunning student-run store which sells a unique mix of fashion, accessories, publications, furniture and art produced by the University’s creative students and graduates. Think a career as a beauty editor, PR, marketing executive, brand manager or trend forecaster might be for you? With close industry links and regular opportunities to create a professional network, gain hands-on experience and build a professional resume, Solent’s unique beauty promotion degree can help you to take your first step into this exciting industry. Combine a love of beauty, writing and image creation. What does this course lead to? This course will support you to develop the key skills required for a dynamic career in the fashion and beauty industries, working in the head office of a cosmetics, skincare, perfume, jewellery or hair care company or promoting several clients as a PR executive in a beauty and fashion public relations agency. These skills are also highly valuable in the lifestyle, public relations and promotion industries. Who is this course for? This course is ideally suited to students who wish to focus their creative, communication and commercial skills towards professional careers in the growing beauty industry. Applicants may come from either an artistic or business focused background or have studied either creative or humanities A-levels including but not limited to; social sciences, media, English, photography and history.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Editorial Writing Styling and Presentation Fashion and Beauty Industry Contextual Studies 1 PR and Marketing Trend Forecasting YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Fragrance Branding and Advertising Professional Practice and Promotion Global Perspectives Digital Beauty and Editorial Writing PR and Marketing II Contextual Studies II YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Work Based Learning Final Major Project: Proposal Final Major Project Entrepreneurial Practice
The course is assessed through coursework, including written work, creative imagery, promotional projects, presetations, timed assessments and a final-year major project in a topic of your choice, guided by your tutors.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
Additional entry requirements
Electronic portfolio submission
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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