Further learning – Under-graduates and Post-graduates

MSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science Course

CTPA provides annual support to the MSc course in Cosmetic Science at the London College of Fashion, University of Arts.  As well as financial course support, CTPA provides competitive bursaries to encourage high standards amongst the students and continuous improvement in results.

This unique applied science course focuses on the needs of the cosmetic industry and its consumers.  Situated in the School of Management and Science, it is an integrated MSc, with a BSc exit point, and an optional placement year in industry in the third year of the course.   The post-graduate part of the MSc also presents an unique opportunity for students on the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) Distance Learning Course.  Those students finishing the SCS Diploma with merit or distinction will be eligible to join the MSc course in January of its penultimate year.

Students in the lab

Students study a range of sciences, both pure and applied, formulation development and industry operations, designed to give a broad range of career opportunities.  Students completing a placement year between the second and third year of the course will gain an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Studies, with the opportunity to make contacts and build relationships within the industry before the end of their studies. 

Graduates from the course are already employed throughout the industry, both in the UK and internationally, in a wide range of roles. These include research and development, product manufacturing, marketing, technical sales, product testing, quality assurance, logistics, regulation and legislation departments. Some multinational companies also recruit directly from the course.

BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science Course (new)

Commencing September 2016, the University of Sunderland has established a new BSc (Hons) course in Cosmetic Science. The course duration is three years, or four if students include a recommended industrial placement year between their second and final year.

The University of Sunderland has further details regarding the university, the course and a brochure explaining the course structure and outline content on the university website.