Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

This new programme provides a high-quality education across the boundaries of pharmaceutical and cosmetic science, along with the analytical and problem-solving skills you'll need to become a cosmetologist, academic or researcher of the future.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Foundation Year


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Throughout the course, you’ll build a strong understanding of formulation science, product and process development, manufacturing and quality assurance.

As a graduate, you will be able to:

  • confidently address the complex problems of industry, cosmetic safety and efficacy
  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of regulatory and quality guidelines
  • apply scientific knowledge to solve complex formulation, production and packaging problems
  • adopt a holistic approach to address the challenges of the cosmetic industry and sustainable manufacturing

Alongside pharmaceutical and cosmetic science practical capabilities, the programme offers opportunities to develop transferable workplace skills, including time management, adaptability, self-directed working, reflectiveness, appreciation of diversity, application of different approaches, and presentation skills.

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science BSc (Hons) draws on our long-established relationship with BeeVital Propolis, which will give you the opportunity to collaborate with guest industry speakers and explore site visits.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The University of Bradford is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes.

Bradford has an experienced, highly-qualified and strongly research-active teaching team.

Our Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science innovates in the area of patent development and unique product formulations. Professor Anant Paradkar, Director of the Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science at the University is also BeeVital Director of Research and Business Development.

Your Pathways

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

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International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees (2024-25)
International Foundation Year (IFY) From £15,195
International Year Zero (IYZ) From £15,195
International Year One (IY1) From £15,195
Pre-Master’s (PM) From £8,595
Please note: There is an additional administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at the University of Bradford tuition fees.

Scholarships at Bradford

The university offers a range of scholarships based on country of origin or subject of study. For more information click here. 

Oxford International offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students applying for an academic course under the Core Scholarship. The scholarships are targeted at different regions around the world, awards range from partial contribution towards tuition fees to awards covering part or full pathway course fees at the international college.

Please note you’ll have to apply for the Core Scholarship and only a selection of students will be awarded.  For more information on the scholarships we offer to international students please contact us.

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Applying is easy. Complete the online application form and follow the instructions. If you have any queries please contact us.

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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry expertise to create a learning environment and culture that fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences


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