Seeking a career in Cosmetic Chemistry?

The courses below are offered by Industry and Government Recognised institutions. Please contact the relevant organisations for more course specific information.

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Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
Monash University – Australia – On-Site

If you major in formulation science, you will learn how to formulate, design and evaluate pharmaceuticals. The formulation science and chemistry knowledge graduates gain also means they are ideally suited to exciting careers developing, cosmetics, foods, agricultural chemicals, veterinary products, paints and inks and many such consumer goods.

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Diploma of Personal Care Formulation

Institute of Personal Care Science – Australia – Distance Education

The Diploma of Personal Care Formulation has been developed to provide a comprehensive approach to teaching the formulation of safe, stable and efficacious personal care products for the hair, hands, body and face. Learners are taught how to prepare a variety of personal care products, adapt formulations to suit organisational requirements and develop products based on the latest industry advances.

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Diploma in Cosmetic Science

UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists – UK – Distance Education

At the end of the course you will have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of raw materials and products in the cosmetics, toiletries and allied industries and be able to work with a high degree of independence making cosmetics and toiletries, evaluate and use appropriate raw materials, processes and equipment and organise and manage your work as an individual and as part of a team.

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Diploma in Cosmetic Science

South African Society of Cosmetic Chemists – South Africa – Distance Education (on-site exam)

The course addresses the training needs of the developing cosmetic chemist and covers a vast scope of subjects within the Cosmetic Industry. Introductory topics include Basic Chemistry and Cell Physiology and then the course progresses towards more specific fields such as Hair and Skin Care.

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