Objectives and competences

This is an intensive programme that trains professionals to assess the safety of cosmetic products across Europe. It is designed and taught by prestigious experts in the sector, from the academic and professional fields, with the collaboration of the SEQC (Spanish Society of Cosmetic Chemists), STANPA (National Association of Perfumery and Cosmetics), AEFI (Spanish Association of Industrial Pharmacists) and the COFB (Barcelona College of Pharmacists).

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolInstitut de Formació Contínua IL3
Branch of knowledge
  • Pharmacy
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 3.100,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:04/11/2024
Master's degree course homepage http://www.il3.ub.edu/track/ca/9582/5175
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- To acquire professional training to evaluate the safety of cosmetic products and ingredients.
- To study current EU legislation on safety assessment.
- To receive training in the main experimental methods for assessing toxicity, particularly in cosmetic safety studies.
- To acquire comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of validated alternative methods to animal testing applicable to the study of cosmetics.
- To carry out practical activities that involve drawing up technical files on cosmetic ingredients and products, in accordance with EU legislation.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Graduates in pharmacy, toxicology, medicine, dermatology or similar fields who work or are planning to work in safety assessment of cosmetic products.
- Professionals working in the cosmetics industry: managers of cosmetics companies, raw material suppliers, distributors, employees of contract laboratories, inspectors and legislators.

Professionals who can demonstrate that they are members of the SEQC, COFB or STANPA companies are entitled to special tuition conditions.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
C/ Ciutat de Granada, 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:info@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:93 403 96 96
Observations:Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m; additionally, a practical online seminar can be done according to the calendar (free time).

For further enquiries

Address:Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
C/ Ciutat de Granada, 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:info@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:93 309 36 54
Observations:Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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