Liverpool John Moores University
LJMU's Cosmetic Science MSc provides postgraduates with expertise in formulation, testing and regulations relating to the UK and global cosmetics industry.
- Study on the UK's only Cosmetic Science MSc, designed in consultation with industry
- Learn from a research active, academic team within one of the oldest and well-established schools of pharmacy in the world
- Discover key modules taught by world-renowned academics involved in the EU Horizon Cosmos Project, with a strong emphasis on the safety assessment of cosmetic products
- Undertake research projects with potential industry partners and academic research groups, including: Formulation and Drug Delivery Group, Chemoinformatics Research Group and Biomedical Science Research Group
- Enhance your knowledge of cosmetic products and gain hands-on laboratory experience
- Develop an in-depth understanding of safety and regulatory requirements
- Acquire business knowledge and skills to create and launch new cosmetic products
MSc: You will need:
a minimum 2:2 honours degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Microbiology or related Science disciplines
IELTS requirements 6.5 (Min. 5.5 in each component)
Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
RPL is accepted on this programme
All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance
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Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
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Your programme is made up of a number of core modules and a Research Project.
Research Methods (20 credits)
Formulation and Characterisation of Cosmetics (20 credits)
Physiology and Toxicology (20 credits)
Safety Assessment of Cosmetics (20 credits)
Manufacture of Cosmetics (20 credits)
Business Planning for Cosmetic Science (20 credits)
Research Project (60 credits)
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
On this programme you will be assessed via a combination of exams and coursework including: laboratory reports, essays, oral and poster presentations, research project reports, problem solving exercises and case studies.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||14,450 (Year 1)||International||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,100 (Year 1)||Home/EU||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,100 (Year 1)||Northern Ireland||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,100 (Year 1)||Scotland||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,100 (Year 1)||England||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,100 (Year 1)||EU||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,100 (Year 1)||Wales||1 Years|
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