Study a Master’s in Bioscience

A science student looking into a microscope

Our master’s in biosciences are taught by highly experienced academics including some who are internationally renowned and have track records in world-leading research.

You will be taught cutting-edge science by those at the forefront of research and spend a lot of time putting your learning into practice in our specialist Bodmer laboratories, minutes from Manchester city centre which has a thriving hub of science and technology businesses.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to tackle the next challenge in your career and follow in the footsteps of our successful international graduates who now work with exciting organisations including AbCellera, the University of Cambridge, Camena Bioscience, ICON plc, Evotechthe NHS, BASF and the University of Zakho. Our graduates have also won awards, published pioneering research and set up their own companies, find out more below.

Why study bioscience at Salford?


Learn from internationally-renowned academics with track records in world-leading or pioneering research


Put your skills into practice in our world-class Bodmer Laboratories


Take part in cutting-edge collaborative industry-based research projects


Study in one of the fastest-growing regions outside of London for employment in science and biomedical science-based roles


Spend a lot of time in the lab on practicals and research projects


Feel supported by our helpful staff and our tutor based support pathways

Discover our facilities

Take a tour of our world-class Bodmer laboratories in the heart of our green Peel Park campus.

International students in the Bodmer labs
Our biosciences community

What our students say:

“Shortly after completing my master’s I started a job within the pharmaceutical industry and I know that this course was a contributing factor in my successful application for the post. I would highly recommend the course for anyone contemplating further study.”

Francesca Lomas

Bioscience - part of something bigger

Biomedical science

When you start a bioscience course at Salford, you’re joining a welcoming community making a difference in our industry and wider society.

Our academics are working on collaborative, high-impact work on a range of global challenges providing our students with opportunities to get involved with this rewarding work.

Our Biomedical Research Centre brings together interdisciplinary expertise to explore healthcare and societal challenges. Working closely with local hospitals, other universities and research centres, our Centre leads high-quality, high-impact research to improve healthcare outcomes.


How much time will I have in the labs?

One word – lots! Your learning will be split between practical lab sessions where you will learn to use the equipment and carry out your own research projects, and lectures which will give you the theoretical foundation and knowledge for each module.

Will I need to purchase anything in advance of starting the course?

Nothing in particular, just kit yourself out with the usual pens, pencils and stationery. We will provide you with a lab coat and protective gear for practical sessions in our Bodmer laboratories. For each module, you will receive a reading list with recommended resources you can either buy, or access from our multimedia library.

Do you offer support to help students pay for their studies?

We offer a selection of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 and our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship is worth £2,500. Both of these scholarships are automatically deducted from your tuition fees.  

We are located close to Manchester city centre which is a growing hub for businesses in the North of England. As a result, there are lots of opportunities to find part-time work in a variety of industries. We have an on-campus part-time recruitment agency, Unitemps, who can support you in finding a job within the university or at another local business. Our Careers and Enterprise team can also work with you to improve your CV and interview technique to secure a part-time job.  

We also offer support to help with the cost-of-living in the UK. Details of the different support schemes can be found on our cost of living webpage. You’ll also find information of discounts and offers on this webpage.