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Master’s Degree in Cosmetics and Fragrances

The Master’s Degree in Cosmetics and Fragrances was created with the aim of providing comprehensive training to students by combining theoretical knowledge and hands-on applications in the field of cosmetics, fragrances, and management related to those industries so students can easily join the sector following their studies.

Key information


1 ½ years


90 ECTS credits


September 2024


Monday to Thursday from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Spanish (some subjects in English)

Hours of laboratory work

8 hours of weekly laboratory work during the first year and Master Thesis in the second year.

Why study the Master’s Degree in Cosmetics and Fragrances at IQS?

Technical knowledge of dermatology, cosmetics, and fragrances.

8 hours of laboratory work per week.

Regulatory and sustainability aspects applied to the sector.

Business strategies in cosmetics and fragrances.

Mandatory in-company internships within the sector.

Important experimental aspect.


More than 8,700 m2 of laboratories and workshops

At IQS, students work in laboratories and workshops equipped with the latest technologies. We have specific laboratories for the Master’s Degree in Cosmetics and Fragrances, where you can put into practice everything you learn during your studies.

Objectives and competences


With their Master Thesis, students will be able to contribute to the lines of the different research groups at IQS or conduct their thesis in connection with research projects led by companies in the sector.

Admissions process

Start pre-registration

Once you have completed your registration, the system will assign you a user number then you must create a password. You can check the status of your application at any time with this login information.

If you are an IQS student, you must pre-register directly from your SIGMA profile. Enter your username and password and go to official studies/pre-registration.

Documentation to upload

  • Your undergraduate degree, if you have finished your studies. If you studied outside the European Union, your degree must be apostilled and legalized for the enrolment step.
  • Your most up-to-date academic transcripts, with your grade point average on a scale of 0-10.
  • 1 passport-style photograph in colour with a white background in jpg format (176×220 pixels).
  • Photocopy of valid ID card on both sides or passport bio-data page.
  • Document certifying your English level as required in your programme of choice.
  • If you completed undergraduate studies outside the European Union that grant you access to graduate-level studies, you must provide a certificate issued by your home university confirming that the degree you earned enables you to access master’s degree studies in the country where your undergraduate degree was earned. You can download the certificate template here.


  • Payment of €100 by credit or debit card to open and process your application.
  • It is only refunded in the event of non-admission.
  • If you make the payment from outside of Spain, you must do so through Flywire:

The master’s degree coordinator will contact you for an interview. Subsequently, IQS will notify you by email on the decision regarding your admission.

Once admitted, you have a period of two weeks to make your pre-enrolment payment. You must pay a pre-enrolment tuition fee of €1,000. The pre-enrolment payment is non-refundable and does not entail an additional cost as it will be deducted from the total tuition fees once your enrolment is finalized.


If you make the payment from outside of Spain, you must do so through Flywire:


If you are a non-EU student, you will receive your visa letter once IQS has received your pre-enrolment payment.

Once the enrolment period has opened, and if you have completed the previous stages, you will receive an email from the IQS Registrar’s Office with the credentials and instructions you need to proceed with your enrolment.


Using your credentials, start your session on the SIGMA academic management application and formalize your enrolment by indicating the payment method.

Prerequisites for admission

This master’s degree is aimed at students who have completed an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, or other related subjects.

The Admissions Committee will study each application and, if necessary, the content of any complementary courses that must be taken, depending on the access qualification.

Scholarships and financial aid

IQS offers scholarships and financial aid to students who wish to study a master’s degree at IQS and who have completed their undergraduate studies at another university. We also provide scholarships for academic excellence, financial need, and international students.

Your career starts here

The Master’s Degree in Cosmetics and Fragrances provides students with the necessary training so they can directly join any industry in the sector. The career growth of graduate students is far faster and gives higher employability thanks to the laboratory work students conduct in the programme, not to mention the compulsory internships they carry out with industries within the sector that have a close relationship with IQS.

Career opportunities

  • Design and formulation of cosmetics and fragrances

  • Research and development

  • Marketing and sales

  • Quality control

  • Regulatory and sustainability

In-company internship

The Master’s Degree in Cosmetics and Fragrances includes a mandatory in-company internship worth 18 credit hours.

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