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Chemistry with Cosmetic Science BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Study the chemistry behind the design and development of cosmetics with our unique BSc Chemistry with Cosmetic Science.

Cosmetic science underpins a booming industry. Cosmetics is one of the EU’s five largest markets, with rapid expansion causing a skills shortage of chemists to work on cosmetics development.

Careers for BSc Chemistry with Cosmetic Science Graduates

This BSc Chemistry with Cosmetic Science course aims to prepare you for the rapidly expanding cosmetics market.

Learning from academics and experts employed in the cosmetics industry, you will make industry contacts during your studies as well as during your third-year placement and final project.

We have connections with several cosmetics companies in the area, including:

  • Smink (Ascot)
  • Alchemy Ingredients (Ascot)
  • Proctor and Gamble (Egham, Reading and Weybridge)
  • Johnson and Johnson (Maidenhead)
  • Tropic Skincare (Croydon).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,830per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 59 1

    15th out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    112 49%

    50th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    28th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    49th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    128 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.46 69%

    82nd

    2

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