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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 mission of EMOTION is to educate the future generation of translational scientists and professionals in dermacosmesis and dermatological therapies and to equip them with the skills and competences to work in R&D

The EMOTION consortium is composed of the University of Piemonte Orientale (Novara, Italy), the University Miguel Hernández (Elche, Spain), the University of Namur (Namur, Belgium), and Humboldt University (Berlin, 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 non-clinical cosmetic and pharmaceutical research (in Spain) or in clinical development (in Belgium).

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 anywhere in the world.


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

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.

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