University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

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Cosmetic Science (with placement year in industry)

University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

Faculty:London College of Fashion
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences (MS, PhD)
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $43,405

Cost per year has been converted from British Sterling (£25,970) to Canadian Dollars.


The MSc Cosmetic Science is designed for students who want a career in the cosmetic and personal care industries. This unique course provides students with specific scientific knowledge and skills in different areas underpinning cosmetic science. The Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) recognises the course as one of ‘immediate relevance to the industry’ due to its scientific, technological and business curriculum.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

    One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

    • Three A Level passes to a minimum of 120 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 300 old UCAS tariff points) – one of the subjects must be Chemistry, Biology or Physics at a minimum grade of C or equivalent;
    • DDD at BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant Science subject;
    • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
    • and Five GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4, including Maths and two Science subjects.

    The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 18, 2022