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Course starts: 12 October 2020Apply now
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 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.
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.
This course is subject to approval.
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. Read more about the discount.
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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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