Postgraduate Science Study in UK

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Our scientific knowledge is growing. Tackling global pandemics is one area of science where brilliant minds are unlocking genomic codes, finding cures for major diseases, and discovering more about life. Join them with a postgraduate science degree from the University of Salford - we are located just minutes from Manchester city centre; a thriving and sustainable UK city.

If you are looking to advance or specialise your current science career, or take a new direction into biosciences, see where a postgraduate science degree with the University of Salford can take you.

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Science Postgraduate Courses

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Salford is at the centre of the bioscience community. We pioneer knowledge exchange through our dedicated teaching, collaborative research, and investments in our world-class Bodmer Laboratories.

Available with full and part-time study routes, our science postgraduate courses are designed to equip science graduates and professionals with laboratory skills, critical thinking and analytical techniques to thrive in the bioscience revolution.

Science postgraduate taught courses at Salford

Biomedical Science (MSc)

Scientific testing
  • Build you knowledge about cutting edge experimental techniques through direct engagement with biomedical communities
  • Develop a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary expertise in specialist subject areas, integrated with applied clinical laboratory skills
  • Explore key topics in biomedical science delivered by academic experts in our world-class Bodmer laboratories

Biotechnology (MSc)

Medical Research
  • Learn how genetic modification and genome editing contribute to both medical and commercial research
  • Build your understanding of genome editing technology (CRISPR) and the possibility of adjusting the genome to achieve desired goals
  • Experience teaching and learning in our world-class Bodmer laboratories as you develop practical and analytical skills 

Drug Design and Discovery (MSc)

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  • Learn where chemistry, nanotechnology and genome technology is pushing the boundaries of biomedical research
  • Acquire strong training in drug synthesis and analytical methods, natural product chemistry and molecular modelling
  • Develop transferable skills relevant to a wide variety of professional careers, including analytical techniques and problem-solving skills

Sciences - Facilities

Great reasons to choose Salford


Industry-focused. Our learning approach integrates with professional practice and and NHS environments


We offer a range of scholarships for international students, including £3,500 discounts on fees


Experienced academics. Our postgraduate science courses are delivered by bioscience research-active teams


Career-focused. We nurture our students to be highly-skilled practitioners and excellent communicators, ready to push the bioscience boundaries


A record of success. You'll find our alumni working in teaching, scientific research, and in senior roles at organisations such as AstraZeneca, the NHS, and Cancer Research UK


World-class facilities. Our £3m Bodmer Laboratories are packed with industry-standard research equipment that keeps your learning at the forefront of discovery.