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The European Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences (EMOTION) is a two-year 120 ECTS, English-taught, joint program, which focuses on Research & Development (R&D) and heavily includes transversal and transferrable skills. The first intake will be in the academic year 2019/2020 and the deadline for applications will be on February 15th. The website is currently being populated. If the information you are looking for is not available at present, please come back to our website in the next few weeks or write an email to: emotion@uniupo.it

About

The European Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences (EMOTION) is a two-year 120 ECTS, English-taught, joint program, which focuses on Research & Development (R&D) and heavily includes transversal and transferrable skills. The first intake will be in the academic year 2019/2020 and the deadline for applications will be on February 15th. The website is currently being populated. If the information you are looking for is not available at present, please come back to our website in the next few weeks or write an email to: emotion@uniupo.it

The mission of EMOTION is to educate the future generation of translational scientists and professionals in dermocosmesis and dermatologic therapies and to equip them with the skills and competences to work in R&D. To achieve this aim, the EMOTION consortium has been designed and structured to assemble an integrated group of scientists/teachers/professionals with complementary expertise that covers the entire interdisciplinary field.

The EMOTION consortium is composed of the University of Piemonte Orientale (UPO; Italy), the University Miguel Hernández (UMH; Spain) and Humboldt University (HU; Germany) via a collaboration with Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

In the first year, that will be held in Italy, courses on anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, dermatology, regulatory affairs, pharmaceutical technology and medicinal chemistry will be taught together with workshops on project management, drug discovery, and peculiarities of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors.

In the first semester of the second year, students will be allowed to choose whether to deepen their knowledge in preclinical (in Spain) or in clinical (in Germany) research. Workshops in the second year will include communication, job seeking skills and know-how for entrepreneurship. 

In the second semester of the last year, the students will have the possibility to carry out their thesis work in industry or in academia.

At the end of the program, students will be expected to be able to actively contribute to the development of products. Alongside research, students will have a know-how of market dynamics.

It is envisaged that most graduates will work in pharmaceutical industries or in cosmetic industries carrying out research and development programs.

It is important to note that both fields are economically important and are expanding, as there is a constant need for innovation in drugs and cosmetics. Health and wellbeing, including healthy aging, are priorities in the modern world. Importantly, the master intends to stimulate students towards entrepreneurship, and thereby develop their own businesses. Last, while the course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge on skin, it provides solid basis for working in research and development of any pharmaceutical or cosmetic field.

A generous number of scholarships, for both European and non-European citizens, are provided by the European Commission. Students that will not be eligible for the scholarships will nonetheless be allowed to participate in the program provided they meet the merit requirements.

Last modified: September 20, 2018