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This course will equip you with the skills needed to work in the cosmetics, personal care and fragrance industries in the UK and globally, including formulation, quality control, safety and claims substantiation testing, regulatory framework, and business skills.
You will be taught by a wide range of academic staff and selected external experts, allowing you to gain skills and knowledge in a thematically coherent manner via lectures, teamwork, group presentations, new product development exercises, dermatology, and working in skin and hair technology labs.
We will be continuing our high standard of teaching and provision of a great student experience while you train and prepare for your future. In academic year 2020/21, we have decided to adopt a hybrid teaching approach of online and tutorial-based teaching that will be supplemented by focused on-campus laboratory practical classes.
Your learning will also be complemented by problem-based learning activities that will ensure you are able to fully engage with your teaching and your peer-group. This hybrid learning approach will enable us to ensure that your time on campus is as safe as possible. Minimising the number of students and staff on campus will enable us to continue to provide essential skills-based sessions, whilst still adhering to Government guidance on social distancing.
We will be conducting risk assessments for all laboratory sessions and new appropriate measures will be taken, and our dedicated technical and facilities teams will be ensuring deep cleaning of each teaching space takes place before and after each scheduled session, for your safety. Staff are spending the summer preparing for your arrival and we look forward to meeting you in September for the next step on your journey to a great future at the University of Sunderland.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group tasks, problem-based learning (PBL) and lab experiments.
Assessment methods include written PBL group presentations, written examinations (both open and closed book), lab reports and a lab-based creative project. You will take four 30-credit modules in Stages 1 and 2, and a 60-credit Research Project in Stage 3.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
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If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
We invite applications from holders of, or those who hope to be awarded at least a second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as cosmetic science, science, technology, engineering and maths. We also accept equivalent qualifications from other countries.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The fees for this course are:
If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. The discount is also available to anyone with a connection to the North East who graduated in academic year 2019/20 with an undergraduate degree from any university, or who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from a university in the North East in academic year 2019/20 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Read more about the discount.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
As a Cosmetic Science graduate, you'll have a wide range of employment options in the cosmetic and related pharmaceutical industries. Sunderland is well-regarded by employers in the pharmaceutical sector and have worked with GSK for over 20 years.
The cosmetics and personal care industry is looking for appropriately trained cosmetic scientists; this is evidenced in wide-ranging vacancies worldwide. The current BSc Cosmetic Science course utilises a number of specialist speakers drawn from a cross-section of the industry and these contacts have highlighted a need for appropriately qualified graduates at both graduate and postgraduate levels in their specialist areas.
This course has been designed in consultation with our partners to ensure a relevant and contemporary curriculum, enabling you to develop the academic knowledge and practical skills required by companies involved in the regulation, manufacture, safety, marketing and distribution of cosmetic products.
According to the Society of Cosmetic Scientists, newly qualified cosmetic scientists can earn around £20,000 per year, rising up to over £50,000 per year as you gain experience and standing in the sector.
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