Technical and Scientific

MSc in Fragrance Expertise Formulation & Applications

Master Degree

English-taught Postgraduate Program

  • 1 year

  • arrangement
  • Internship
  • cost
  • €10,250 for 1 year
  • application

    Application dates

    Start: January 2022
    End: March 2nd 2022 (First Campaign) / May 21st 2022 (Second Campaign)

    Entry level :

    Master Degree

    Admission requirements

    Dates of selections

    Next campaign:

    First campaign: March
    (closing of registration: February 26th)

    Second campaign according to the seats available: June
    (Closing of registration: May 12th)

    Pre-requisites / Admission Requirements

    • Graduate level: Master’s Degree in a scientific field (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Botany, Pharmaceutical Sciences)
    • Professional experience in Fragrance is not required but recommended.
    • Fluent in English : English proficiency test scores required for non-native speakers (IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL iBT: 85 or TOEIC: 850)

    Target audience

    Full-time : Any candidat meeting the prerequisites and with a strong interest in Fragrance Formulation & Applications

    Date of training

    September 26, 2022 to November 30, 2023

    How to apply

    Admission process

    Referencing of the course

    • Titre RNCP 26943 : Manager des process de création et de développement des produits Parfum, Cosmétique et Arômes alimentaires

    Financing methods & ELIGIBILITY PROVISIONS


    • Registration fees: 200€
    • The registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid online when submitting you application.
    • 30% of 10 250€ to be paid upon acceptation
    • Tuition fees: 10 250€ for 1 year
    • 200 € for application handling fees (mandatory and non-refundable). Payable online. Click below to submit your payment.

    Processus en ligne pour le paiement de la demande



      Learning goals

      • Develop a current knowledge of global fragrance markets, key players and consumer trends
      • Acquire an expertise in olfaction, raw materials and fragrance composition
      • Understand the fragrance formulation process
      • Uphold safety regulation and execute quality processes
      • Develop your know-how in a company thanks to a 6-month internship/work placement


      1-year training at ISIPCA, Versailles/Grasse, France: 450 hours of teaching

      Courses - Hours (%) - ECTS

      • Olfaction (Raw materials olfaction, Monographs) - 30% - 13 ECTS
      • Fragrances (Perfumery History, Language & Genealogy, Fragrance formulation, Regulation) - 30% - 13 ECTS
      • Sciences (Advanced Chemistry in Perfumery, Extraction Methods, Sensorial Analysis) - 20% - 9 ECTS
      • Marketing (International Markets, Key players, Fine & Functional Fragrances evaluation, Consumer Behaviour) - 10% - 5 ECTS
      • Fragrance project development - 10% - 5 ECTS


      • PROFESSIONAL LECTURES - 20 hours
      • Professional internship/work placement - 5 to 6 months - 15 ECTS


      Teaching methods

      • Oct - Nov 15: 2-months remotely courses
      • Nov 15 - Feb 15: Online and face-to-face courses, pratical works in the laboratory, team work and oral presentations at ISIPCA
      • Feb 15 - March: face-to face courses and practical work in the laboratory at Grasse campus


      Teaching Resources

      • Specifc Laboratoires dedicated to formulation of fragrances, sensory analysis and analytical chemistry
      • Resource center specializing in perfumery, cosmetics and favlors, databases on ingredients
      • Computer room, Blackboard for online courses, specialized MOOCs.
      • Laboratories in analytical chemistry and perfumes of the Côte d'Azur University (Grasse campus)


      Assessment method

      • Exams
      • Oral presentation
      • Practical work
      • Group project presentation
      • Oral internship presentation

      The Strong points

      Graduation rate : 100 % (promotion 2020)

              Integration rate : 50 % (promotion 2019)


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      Université Côte d’Azur


      Colette CAZIER
      Administrative and teaching assistante
      Cécile PERRIN
      Academic Manager

      Additional information


      As part of its Equity and Inclusion policy, and in accordance with the provisions of Law n°2005-102 of 11 February 2005 for the equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities, ISIPCA is committed to respecting accessibility standards for people with disabilities and to proposing adapted accommodation for training courses.

      More informations


      Programme Brochure


      Updated on November 30, 2021.