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About this course

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

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.

Course modules

Discover the building blocks of your course

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules and a Research Project.

Core modules

  • 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)

Visit the Cosmetic Science page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!




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