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European Fragrance and Cosmetics Master (University Diploma)

Pré-requis : BAC+3

Registrations for the October 2024 start date for this course are now closed.


Presentation of the course


Two years of post-graduate scientific training in partnership with the University of Versailles and the University of Padua to acquire a double technical and marketing expertise to create perfume or cosmetic products.

  • Education code

    Training not registered with the RNCP

Objectives of the course

  • Acquire a thorough knowledge of perfume raw materials and cosmetics
  • Understanding the art of formulation
  • Learn the stages of product development
  • Pilot a marketing project
  • Achieve competitive intelligence and benchmark

Job opportunities

Following this training, you can move on to the following professions:

  • Fragrance Development Manager
  • Cosmetic Development Manager
  • Scent Design Manager or Fragrance Design Manager (Fragrance Evaluator)
  • Creative Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Product Development Coordinator
  • Key Account Manager
  • Junior Entrepreneur
Type of degree
2 years
€22,000 for 2 years
ISIPCA - Versailles
Université de Padoue
De September 2024 à
December 2026

Full-time :

  • Teaching is provided face-to-face and remotely on an exceptional basis.
  • The program is taught in English.

Professional periods :

  • 1st year Optional internship worldwide (June 2025 to July 2025)
  • 2nd year Mandatory 5 to 6-month internship or work placement worlwide (between March 2026 to December 2026)


Tuition fees: 22 000€ for 2 years :

  • 1st year : 12 300€
  • 2nd year : 9 700€
  • 200€ for application handling fees (mandatory and non-refundable) / Payment online.
    Click below to submit your payment:


30% of 12 300€ to be paid upon acceptation



Début des inscriptions
December 2023
Fin des inscriptions
February 23th (1st campaign) / March 29th (2nd campaign)
Contact admissions
Colette CAZIER

Titre pré-requis
Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy (delivering 180 ECTS) or any other relevant Science Diploma recognized by The university of Versailles and the University of Padua (Italy)
  • Professional experience in Fragrance or in Cosmetic is not required.
  • Proficiency in English: results of English proficiency tests required for non-native speakers. (TOEFL iBT: 80)

Titre modalité d'inscription
Admission procedures

Modalités d'inscription

Recruitment process

  • First campaign: January / February (closing of registration: February 23th)
  • Second campaign (according to the seats available): March (closing of registration: March 29th)


First year (UVSQ/ISIPCA) in Versailles, France: 620 hours of teaching

  • Cosmetic topics - 28%
  • Perfumery topics - 28%
  • Scientific topics - 24%
  • Registration & Quality - 5%
  • Perfumery & Cosmetic General Culture - 5%
  • Language (French & Italian) and French Arts & Culture - 7%
  • Tutored project - 3%

Second year (MBM Padova) in Padua, Italy: 270 hours of teaching

  • Accounting & Finance - 9%
  • Management in Organisations - 9%
  • Marketing Management & Customer Behaviour - 9%
  • Operations Management - 9%
  • Advanced topics in Management - 9%
  • Strategic Management of the Enterprise - 9%
  • Business Plan - 9%
  • New Product Development in Fragrance & Cosmetics - 9%
  • Environmental Management and Regulatory Affairs in Fragrance & Cosmetics - 9%
  • Management of Operations in Frgrance & Cosmetics - 9%

  • Exams
  • Oral presentation
  • Practical work
  • Oral internship presentation

1st year:

  • Oct - May: Online and face-to-face courses, Olfaction lectures, Cosmetic and Fragrance pratical works in the laboratory, team work and oral presentations at ISIPCA and UVSQ ( Versailles, France)

2nd year:

  • Sep - Feb: online and face-to-face courses (Padoua, Italy)
  • Mar - Oct : 4 months Cosmetic or Fragrance worldwide internship
  • Dec : Internship oral presentation at UVSQ (Versailles, France)

  • Specific Laboratoires dedicated to formulation of fragrances and cosmetics, sensory analysis and analytical chemistry
  • Resource center specializing in perfumery, cosmetics and flavors, databases on ingredients
  • Computer room,
  • Blackboard for online courses, specialized MOOCs.
  • Laboratories in analytical chemistry at the university


Key figures of the training

success rate in exams

Accessibility for people with disabilities


As part of its 'Equity and Inclusion' policy, ISIPCA is committed to respecting accessibility standards for people with disabilities and to offering adapted training arrangements.

Contact for the Disability Officer:
Ms Sophie Lathuillière -

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