Duration & study mode
1 year full-time, typically 2 years part-time
Science & Sport
Course starting dates
Paisley: January, September
The programme covers the process of identifying, developing and testing products in a number of relevant industrial applications from the chemical industry such as colourants, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foods.
It aims to link the basics of chemical, physical and biological sciences with the design and development of formulated products and assess how the nature and proportion of the formulated components influence product performance in application.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Postgraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.
An appropriate Honours degree in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Engineering.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
You will study the process of identifying, developing and testing products in a number of relevant industrial applications from the chemical industry, such as colourants, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foods.
Topics you will cover include:
This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. View the language modules on offer.
A wide range of teaching methods are used on our Formulation Science course. Some of which include:
You will be assessed in a variety of different ways. The below list provides a guide to the types of assessment methods you can expect:
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
You should apply for all UWS postgraduate courses using our online application form.
The first stage of the process is to create an profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving what you do each session and return to complete it at a later date.
Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
You can find out more here in our Postgraduate Application Guide.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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