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Cosmetic Science

Master’s degree in Cosmetic Science

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February 2023
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1,500 hours

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This Master’s degree in Cosmetic Science prepares you to become a professional capable of carrying out a high-quality dermo-cosmetic prescription.


Our online Master’s degree in Cosmetic Science will provide advanced training on the main skin alterations, the most used active ingredients in cosmetics, nutricosmetics and the protocols of the pharmacy office. It will also teach you how to advise on cosmetic products, formulate personalised products and improve sales in dermo-cosmetics with online marketing campaigns.


With this master’s degree you will get key training in a sector with great demand for professionals and excellent future prospects.

Characteristics of the Master's degree in Cosmetic Science

Videos and online classes

Audio visual study material

You will have access to many hours of audio visual materials, which are essential teaching materials. Thus, you can study wherever and whenever you want.

Practical activities

Practical activities

Approximately twice a week you will carry out practical activities that will be reviewed and evaluated by your specialized teachers..

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Complementary material

Class summaries, articles to stay up to date... You will have everything you need to keep on learning.

Master class

Master class

You will learn from well-known experts in the medical sector thanks to our master classes, which you can watch as many times as you want.

Master’s degree final project

Master’s degree final project

At the end of the course you will conduct a research project on a topic of your interest. One of our teachers will supervise your project.

CEMP teachers for the Master's degree in Cosmetic Science

Your teachers will open the doors to training in Master’s degree in Cosmetic Science with a focus on employability through specialisation:

Claudia Soto
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Claudia Soto


She holds a BSc in Chemistry and an MSc in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Claudia's passion for natural cosmetics motivated her to become an Advanced Natural Cosmetics Formulator and an Expert in Cosmetic Safety Assessment. With her own brand, she has set up a cosmetics laboratory and published a book on holistic beauty.

Lourdes Mourelle
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Lourdes Mourelle Mosquera


She holds a PhD in Applied Physics, a BSc in Pharmacy, a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Diploma in Optics and Optometry. Lourdes is also a secondary school teacher specialising in personal image counselling and processes. She is also involved in applied physics research and teaches Dermopharmacy at the University of Vigo.

Beatriz Reig
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Beatriz Reig Schmidt


Beatriz holds a BSc in Pharmacy. She has postgraduate qualifications in Pharmaceutical Care, Dermocosmetics and Cosmetology and Pharmaceutical Industry. She has a wide range of experience in the field of dermopharmacy. Since 2013, she has also been involved in developing and manufacturing cosmetics for third parties.

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Beatriz Nespereira


She holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry. She has extensive experience as a researcher and project manager at the University of Navarra, the University of A Coruña and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Beatriz has published a wide range of articles and has presented papers at national and international conferences. In 2017, she received the jury award for Best Master's Professor from the Spanish Association of Business Schools.

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Pablo Mourelle Sanmartín


He holds a BSc in Medicine from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He also has specialised training in psychogeriatrics, bone health, clinical nutrition and the digestive system, cardiogeriatrics, onco-haematogeriatrics and clinical ultrasound.

Belén Aguado
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Belén Aguado Ruiz


She holds a BSc in Chemistry, an MSc in Cosmetics and Dermopharmacy and an International MSc in Toxicology. Belen has over 20 years of experience working as a technical director in the cosmetic industry and has taught in this field since 2006. At the moment, she is the managing director of ABAR & COSMETICS.

Your journey at CEMP

From the first stage of your journey to the last, we will be by your side to help you get the most out of your training.

Enrolment and preparation

As soon as you enrol, you will have access to the virtual platform and you will receive the support book. We will also start your employability plan. Let's get going!

Videos and online classes

Videos, PDF summaries and live classes from your teachers.

Exercises and questionnaires

You will regularly test your knowledge to move steadily towards your destination.

Master’s degree final project

You will carry out a bibliographic research project on a topic of your interest.

Optional internships

Let's get to work! From 60 to 300 hours of optional internships in companies.

CEMP/UCAM degree

You have reached your destination! You now have your CEMP degree and university accreditation from UCAM*. It's time to face new challenges... and new adventures!

*see accreditation conditions.

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Syllabus of the Master’s degree in Cosmetic Science

As your journey progresses, you will discover different modules which will help you, step by step, to reach your final destination.

Module 2. Basics of dermo-cosmetics
  1. The skin. Structure and physiology
  2. The skin. Cutaneous annexes I
  3. The skin. Cutaneous annexes II
  4. Functions of the skin. Skin microbiota. Cutaneous barrier. Cutaneous permeability
  5. Skin disorders I
  6. Skin disorders II
  7. Skin ageing
Module 3. Skin analysis and diagnosis
  1. Skin typology
  2. Diagnostic methods an procedure for skin analysis
Module 4. Types of cosmetics

1. Cosmetic chemistry I: main compounds used in cosmetics
2. Cosmetic chemistry II: disperse systems
3. Cosmetics for higiene
4. Moisturising and maintenance cosmetics
5. Cosmetics for facial care I
6. Cosmetics for facial care II
7. Body care cosmetics
8. Solar radiation and effects on the skin
9. Sun cosmetics
10.Hair cosmetics
11. Cosmetics for men
12. Natural cosmetics and phytocosmetics
13. Aromatherapy and aromacosmetics
14. Decorative cosmetics
15. Other cosmetics

Module 5. Cosmetics for physiological skin conditions

1. Cosmetics for physiological conditions
2. Cosmetics for special situations

Module 6. Nutricosmetics and Nutraceuticals

1. Nutricosmetics and nutraceuticals
2. Nutraceuticals for the microbiota

Module 7. Cosmetics legislation

1. Cosmetics legislation
2. The cosmetic laboratory
3. Quality control
4. Safety report

Module 8. Cosmetics production

1. Basic operations and stages of cosmetic production
2. Raw materials for the production of cosmetics
3. Cosmetic formulations
4. Development, production and marketing of a cosmetic line

Module 9. Dermo-cosmetic advice

1. Marketing in pharmacies
2. Dermo-cosmetic advice

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Why enrol in our Master's degree in Cosmetic Science? Because in addition to having prestigious professors and a curriculum aimed at preventing dropouts, we guide our students to their professional goals.

Learn more about the employability plan you'll benefit from the moment you sign up.