Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Formulation Science

Wrexham Glyndwr University · School of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements will be an honours degree with at least a 2:2 classification (or an equivalent qualification) in an appropriate chemistry discipline or relevant professional experience.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this course, entry requirements or application process, please contact our Admissions and Enquiries Team.

Months of entry


Course content

This course trains graduates with a chemistry background specifically for a career in product development across a wide variety of industrial sectors including food and beverages, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, personal care, paints and inks.

The course is taught within the world-leading Centre for Water Soluble Polymers where staff have been helping national and multi-national companies solve their formulation problems for over 25 years.

Formulation is a vital activity central to manufacturing in a wide range of industries. Our MSc Formulation Science course encompasses polymer and colloid science, building understanding of the physical and chemical interactions between multiple components in today's complex formulations, and leading to a competitive advantage in undertaking Product Development and Quality Control.

You will develop skills to design formulations for a wealth of industrial scenarios - from food, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, paper production, inks and coatings, oil drilling and mining to name just a few. In your Research Project you will interface with specialists from manufacturing industries and undertake a programme of experiments designed to develop the skills you want to learn. On this course you will learn the trade secrets behind successful formulation - dealing with issues such as product stability (stabilising emulsions and dispersions), controlling flocculation, rheology (flow properties, mouthfeel, gelation), and overcoming compatibility issues with multi component systems. You'll be introduced to modelling, new trends in processing and high throughput formulation.

Information for international students

If you are an international student please visit the countries page and select your country to see the relevant academic and English language entry requirements.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439