The first students to become Masters of Beauty and Cosmetics started


​In January, Laurea made history as Finland’s first students to become Masters of Beauty and Cosmetics started their studies at the Tikkurila campus. Laurea has been the only higher education institution to offer a Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics programme in Finnish, and now cosmetics professionals got the opportunity to continue studies towards a Master’s degree.

The Cosmetics Expertise Development and Leadership degree programme began with an orientation day on Thursday 18 January. Altogether 29 students have now started their studies, including many people working in various expert tasks.

“200% motivation”

The first Master of Beauty and Cosmetics students also included Maiju Kela from Tampere and Riikka Ala-Siurua from Vantaa. Both have completed the degree of Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics at Turku University of Applied Sciences

- I have really waited for this opportunity and followed closely which kind of form the first Master’s degree programme in this sector takes. I applied for it immediately and I am very glad to have been accepted as a student in this programme, says Maiju Kela.

- I remember that already ten years ago when I started studying for the Bachelor’s degree, I started dreaming of continuing my studies, comments Riikka Ala-Siurua.

A versatile group of experts and companies involved in the degree programme

Marjo Poutanen, Principal Lecturer in charge of the degree programme, was excited when the historic Master’s degree programme began:

- The entire group of students seems enthusiastic and motivated – we were on the same page on the very first day, she says, describing the atmosphere of the orientation day.

The study unit is executed by a versatile group of cosmetics companies, experts and Laurea’s teachers from different sectors.

- It has been great to develop a new degree listening to the views of the cosmetics sector and taking the new work competence requirements into account. I’m enthusiastic myself – this is a great beginning to a new era, notes Principal Lecturer Poutanen.


Modified 2/2/2018 3:41 PM

​Students of Finland’s first Master’s programme in Beauty and Cosmetics.