Find cosmetic science courses in Europe, choose country below.

Course: B.Sc. Cosmetic Science

3 years or 4 years course at London College of Fashion, supported by the cosmetics, toiletries and perfumery association (CTPA) 

Course: M.Sc. Cosmetic Science

4 years or 5 years course at London College of Fashion (with placement year in industry).

Course: Diploma in Cosmetic Science by Distance Learning

1 year distance learning course comprised of three modules including practice of practical techniques to meet the procedures and skills used within the industry.

Course: Intensive Residential course in Cosmetic Science

1 week intensive course consisting of lectures and group assignments ,in chosen advanced cosmetic science subjects.

Lectures: Thursday evenings and Regional groups in the UK

A series of lectures on current industry related topics for cosmetic scientists.


Course: Diploma in Perfumery, Cosmetics and Food Flavouring

2 year course including working in industry

Course: Diploma in Chemistry with specialisation in Science and Technology of Cosmetics and Detergents 3 year course.

Course: Specialization in Cosmetic Science and Technology 2 year course at University of Ferrara, Milan and Siena


For those who are interested in education that gives skills to work within the cosmetic industry e.g. as a person connected to formulation, marketing, purchasing, sales, PR etc. there is a program available from LAUREA University of Applied Sciences (Vantaa).

Course: Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics (210cr)

3,5 years degree programme in Beauty and Cosmetics at LAUREA University of Applied Sciences. The education consists e.g. of business studies including marketing, purchasing and sales as well as cosmetic raw material studies including formulation. The deeper raw material and formulation studies are part of the advanced credits and they can’t yet be seen behind the link below.

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Join the Scandinavian chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. 

Download the Membership Application here.