Faculty of Health Sciences has successfully initiated a Higher National Diploma in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science. It is a professional pathway for students who are seeking to obtain higher qualifications up to degree level. Participants will greatly benefit from the experience of undergoing the educational programs offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science, Faculty of Health Science of ST LOUIS in their various campuses. This Higher National Diploma is designed for students to develop a good understanding of industrial pharmacy and cosmetic science in general and the importance of applying the knowledge and skills into the practice in the pharmaceutical industry and cosmetic science field in Sri Lanka and other countries.

Programme Structure

  • Dermatology
  • Pathology of Diseases
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cosmetic Technology
  • Management & Marketing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cosmeceutics and Pharmaceutics
  • Biochemistry
  • Beauty Culture
  • Cosmeceutical Engineering and Quality Control of Product

Entry Requirement

  • Student with pass in their ADVANCE LEVEL EXAMINATION issued by the GCE board
  • C.E (A/L)  of 2 passes in  (Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects)with a credit pass for English in G.C.E (O/L) /or a simple pass for English in GCE (A/L
  • Good Conduct.
  • Determination

Career Opportunities

  •   Forensic scientist
  •   Patent Attorney
  •   Regulatory affairs
  • Sales and marketing
  •   Product developer/formulator
  •  Medicinal Chemist