Entry requirements

You will need:
a minimum 2:2 honours degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Microbiology or related Science disciplines
Additional Information:
IELTS requirements 6.5 (Min. 5.5 in each component)
Pearson PTE Academic 64 (minimum 59 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
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

LJMU’s Cosmetic Science MSc provides postgraduates with expertise in formulation, testing and regulations relating to the UK and global cosmetics industry.
  • Study on this Cosmetic Science MSc, which has been 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
The MSc Cosmetic Science has been designed to introduce new concepts, ideas and methods to students, whilst also encouraging them to become more independent thinkers.
The curriculum has been designed in consultation with industry to enable you to develop the higher level academic knowledge and practical skills required by the cosmetics sector.
On graduation you will be able to produce and market new products for potential employers in the industry, as well as be in a position to start your own business.
There may be opportunities to undertake a research project at a cosmetic science company as part of the programme.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090