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Advanced Cosmetic Sciences (ACS)

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
October 2020  (English)
October 2021  (English)
October 2022  (English)
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Program description

Advanced Cosmetic Sciences (ACS)

Advanced Cosmetic Sciences (ACS) forms chemists that can operate in cosmetic companies in the design, production, analysis and certification of cosmetic products.

This Second Cycle Degree program trains professionals able to grasp the emerging challenges arising from the current international regulations and aimed at the production of more effective and intrinsically safer cosmetics with reference to their entire life cycle.

ACS has an interdisciplinary spirit, aimed at providing a theoretical and practical training on the scientific and technological aspects of cosmetic products. The program is characterized by theoretical-practical courses related to the study of natural substances and of bioactive molecules used in cosmetics, to the chemistry and to the formulation of cosmetics, to the ingredients and formulations analysis. The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the skin will also be studied, together with the microbiological, functional and toxicological control of cosmetic products.

Admission requirements

There are specific enrolment procedures for each degree program. You can find detailed information from the university website about how to apply, tuition fees and deadlines

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Tuition fees

Study Grands and Subsidies

University students may obtain economic support during their studies from the Emilia Romagna Region, the University of Bologna and other external bodies.

Tuition Fees Exemptions

Check our website to know which are the required documents to apply for exemptions and special subsidies.


5 reasons to enrol on the degree program:

  • 1. Cosmetic Industry is an economically important and growing field of activity: ACS degree opens the door to this
  • 2. Cosmetic Industry requires candidates with dedicated multidisciplinary education based on chemistry but not limited to it
  • 3. Cosmetic science is wide world developed: you can be included in this highly innovative international environment
  • 4. ACS combines advanced scientific research topics and “real life” Chemistry
  • 5. Nanoscience and nanotechnology, part of this degree program, are very important for cosmetic science

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Alma Mater Studiorum

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

The Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research and a constant and increasingly broad international perspective. Since it was founded in 1088, the Alma...

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Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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