BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science

Duration: 3 years

Course details

This programme covers relevant aspects of chemistry, physiology and dermatology as well as the regulatory marketing and business framework for cosmetics. You will also be introduced to the principles of formulation, with an emphasis on those related to cosmetics.


Year 1

  • Marketing with Perfumery

  • Cosmetic Formulation

  • Physiology

  • Legislation of Cosmetic products

Year 2

  • Dermatology

  • Manufacture and Quality control

  • Packaging development and Technology

  • Marketing Methods and Quality Management

Year 3

  • Advanced Cosmetic formulation

  • Product Development and Claim Support

  • Product Launch Project

  • Research Project

  • Pharmaceutical Material Science

Entry requirements

  • UCAS: 112 tariff points minimum
  • GCSEs: minimum of grade C with 5 subjects including English language and mathematics and Chemistry as well as another science subject.

Career posibilities

After graduating, you will be able to find a career in the cosmetics industry in a number of roles, including: formulating chemist, research assistant, formulating chemist, formulating technologist, product development manager, technical assistant, hair care sensory design scientist, fragrance analyst, colour analyst and many more.

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