Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science with Foundation Year

Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. Applications for International Foundation Years are also handled by KUIC; please do not apply via UCAS as the University will not be able to process your application and you may still be charged the UCAS application fee. To find out more and to apply for an International Foundation Year, visit Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science Pharmaceutical and cosmetic science at Keele explores exciting new formulation developments in fast-moving consumer markets. Our BSc will enable you to understand the underlying physical and biological sciences and learn how to apply them to the development, formulation, manufacture and marketing of cosmetic products, whilst also considering the key contexts of sustainability and globalisation. Why choose this course?

  • Develop the multi-disciplinary and problem-solving skills the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are actively looking for in graduates
  • Be part of the well-established School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
  • Study a curriculum designed with employability at the heart of the programme
The cosmetics industry is a huge, multi-national undertaking that is underpinned by world-leading expertise in the physical and physiological sciences. Studying Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science at Keele enables you to develop your understanding of the underpinning science base in formulation and cosmetic science. You will explore the multifaceted nature of the cosmetic industry, and apply your knowledge to real-world requirements including: addressing formulation challenges, and considering the international regulatory and legal frameworks within an industry increasingly focussed on sustainability. You will cover the key aspects of cosmetic product formulation development, manufacture, regulation and marketing, and discover how the underpinning sciences fit into global business and legal and regulatory frameworks. This includes elements of regulatory approval and the role of the formulation scientist within the industry team that takes a new product from concept to market. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS