Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic Science
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Cosmetic Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic Science

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Next start date
February 2024
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Limited spots
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Optional internship

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1 year -1500 hours

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Optional internship

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Online

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Dual degree

60 ECTS

60 ECTS

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Employability
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£6,790 +
£560 Enrolment Fee

This Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic Science prepares you to become an accredited professional, qualified to prescribe high-quality derm-cosmetic treatments. Our online Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science will provide advanced training on the main skin alterations, the most used active ingredients in cosmetics, nutricosmetics and pharmacy protocols. 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 postgraduate you will get highly-specialised training in a sector with a growing demand for qualified professionals.

Characteristics of the Postgraduate 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..

Complementary material

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

Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

Your teachers will open the doors to training in Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic Science with a focus on employability through specialisation:

Claudia Soto
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Claudia Soto

BSC IN CHEMISTRY

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

PHD IN APPLIED PHYSICS​

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

BSC IN PHARMACY

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

PHD IN BIOCHEMISTRY

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

BSC IN MEDICINE

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

BSC IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES

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 to the last stage of your training, we will always be by your side to help you make the most of every step.

Enrolment and preparation

As soon as you enrol, you will have access to the virtual platform. 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 goals.

Postgraduate 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 available in a wide range of companies.

CEMP/UCAM
postgraduate certificate

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

*see accreditation conditions.

I want my CEMP certificate! I want my CEMP degree!

Syllabus of the Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic Science

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

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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What our students think about us

Zeinab Roumieh
Zeinab Roumieh
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

"This programme seamlessly fits my work schedule, offering essential knowledge for my cosmetics career. The highlight is the international internship opportunities, aligning perfectly with my dermatology and cosmetic career goals Overall, this program is helping me achieve my dream of building my cosmetics line, and I appreciate its flexibility and valuable experiences".

Alexandra Goleva
Aleksandra Goleva
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

I love the flexibility and structure of the programme, as I can study in my free time and don't need to attend university offline. I especially like that there are so many quizzes after each lesson, and our teacher Claudia Soto is so friendly, understanding and helpful. 

Arthur Röhrig Sbeghen
Arthur Rohrig Sbeghen
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

"My experience has been fantastic, thanks to the effective learning method and the brilliant teacher, Claudia Soto. Her exceptional teaching is a highlight. Overall, it's been a great experience, and I'm eagerly anticipating the rest of the programme".

Mayuri-Pema
Mayuri Pema
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

I decided to study at CEMP because it is a distance learning programme where I can work at my own pace. The feedback from other students seemed very promising, and the course content seemed interesting. So far, I have had a fantastic experience and have received all the help I need.  

Mylene Lim
Mylene Lim
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

I chose CEMP as I have heard good reviews about the centre, plus I like how they have tutors who check in regularly with your progress. I hope after this master’s that I can understand skin science and cosmetic care product labelling better, and maybe be able to formulate my own range of products one day. 

Hayley Borthwick
Hayley Borthwick
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

The teachers are always on hand and the programme is easy to navigate around a full-time job, especially good for a mature student like me.

Krisztina Kakucs
Krisztina Kakucs
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

It was an intense 9 months with many interesting seminars. Claudia Soto is amazing person and a great lecturer. I really enjoyed her sessions; every week was a challenge- but learning something new is always a challenge. I recommend this postgraduate for everyone who want dig into deep to the cosmetic field. 

Ailsi Alhames
Ailsi Alhames
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

The programme is excellent. What I like most about the programme are the teachers, especially Dra Claudia. She is a great and helpful teacher.

Mohamed Jabir Dharamshi
Mohamed Jabir Dharamshi
Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science

I was drawn to the online Cosmetic Science programme for its incredible flexibility. The course is not just informative; it's exceptionally well-structured, and the support from both the staff and the amazing Professor Claudia has been a game-changer. Even for someone with a full-time job like me, transitioning to online learning was a breeze thanks to the well-crafted materials and accessible recorded lessons. The programme not only offers incredible flexibility but also provides invaluable insights.  

THE ROUTE TO YOUR FUTURE

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

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

Frequently asked questions

What professional opportunities does the Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science offer?

A Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic Science can lead to a variety of career opportunities in the cosmetics industry, including product development, formulation chemistry, quality control/assurance, regulatory affairs and sales/marketing. As a product development scientist, you will develop new cosmetic products, improve existing products and ensure that all products meet safety and regulatory standards. Formulation chemists are responsible for developing and testing new cosmetic products, while quality control/assurance professionals ensure that products meet quality standards. Regulatory affairs professionals work to ensure that products meet legal and regulatory requirements, while sales and marketing professionals promote cosmetic products to consumers.

How long does it take to obtain a Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science?

Our Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science spans 1 year, totaling 1,500 hours of study. This is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits, the standard workload for an academic year. Our programme aligns with a level 7 qualification in the UK.

What is Cosmetic Science?

Cosmetic Science is the study of the formulation, development and evaluation of cosmetic products, including skin care, make-up and hair care. It involves the application of scientific principles and techniques to create safe, effective and aesthetically pleasing products while ensuring compliance with regulations and industry standards.

What is the price of a Postgraduate in Cosmetic Science?

At CEMP, we offer online training programs that are fully adapted to the needs of each person, with tailored payment instalments available worldwide, to make sure each student is able to complete all stages of their postgraduate course successfully. To find out more about fees and payment plans, contact us through the online form and one of our friendly and experienced team will be in touch.