Page 17 - CTPA Annual Report 2011

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The CTPA has continued to support the
Cosmetic Science Degree Course at the
London College of Fashion, University
of the Arts London, since its inception
over 10 years ago.
Providing financial course support
for materials and external activities
as well as competitive bursaries for
the students in years 1 and 2 of the
course, the CTPA also recognises
excellence amongst the third year
students with CTPA awards for the
best project and best presentation
of their industry placement.
The placements are seen as an
essential part of this 4-year
sandwich course, giving the
students a real understanding
of the exciting careers they can
take up on graduation.
In 2011, three students shared these
prizes and went on to deliver their
presentations to an evening lecture
organised by the Society of
Cosmetic Scientists.
Philippa Harmann, Kristin Katakami and Susan
Shehab Eldine
Sophie Ludwig
Additionally, a 2011 graduate from
the BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science,
Sophie Ludwig, won the third prize
at the international competition
organised by SEPAWA
(Soap, Perfume and Detergent Experts
Association based in Germany).
She won the prize with her final
project, entitled: “An
ex vivo
comparative study of the tensile
strengthening efficacy of
protein-derived actives in the
management of heavily chemically
bleached hair”, in the category
'Outstanding Graduate from a
University of Applied Science'.
Sophie received a prize of 500 Euros
and travel and accommodation costs
to attend the awards ceremony
in October in Germany. As a past
recipient of a CTPA bursary on the
Cosmetic Science Course, we are
delighted Sophie was recognised in
this way.
Supporting Cosmetic Science
BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science Course
A New Future – MSc Cosmetic Science
An integrated MSc Cosmetic Science course has now
been introduced replacing the BSc Cosmetic Science.
This unique applied science course focuses on the needs
of the cosmetics industry and its consumers. Situated in
the School of Management and Science it is an integrated
MSc, with a BSc exit point, and an optional placement year
in industry in the third year of the course. The post-graduate
part of the MSc also presents a unique opportunity for
students on the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) Distance
Learning Course. Those students finishing the SCS Diploma
with merit or distinction will be eligible to join the MSc
course in January of its penultimate year.
Students will study a range of sciences, both pure
and applied, formulation development and industry
operations, designed to give a broad range of career
opportunities. Students completing a placement year
between the second and third year of the course will
gain an additional qualification, the Diploma in
Professional Studies, with the opportunity to make
contacts and build relationships within the industry
before the end of their studies. Graduates from the
BSc course are already employed throughout the industry,
both in the UK and internationally, in a wide range of
roles. These include research and development, product
manufacturing, marketing, technical sales, product
testing, quality assurance, logistics, regulation and
legislation departments. Some multinational companies
also recruit directly from the course.
CTPA has provided support for the development of the
MSc from the successful BSc, in response to industry
demand for graduates with a high level of scientific and
technical knowledge coupled with business awareness.
The course offers immediate relevance to the industry,
with graduates who will already have an understanding
of the way the industry operates and the challenges it
faces. CTPA will continue to provide awards for the best
students in each year of study.