Master Bioscience with Postgraduate Study

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Make new discoveries Master Bioscience

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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.

With technology bringing new discoveries to biosciences, it’s crucial to stay on top of trends. 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.

Take your scientific knowledge further this year

Rising to the challenge of our changing world, we offer a range of science postgraduate courses that can be the start of your next journey. So, if you are looking to move into the world of biotechnology or you want to learn to bring new therapies and treatments to healthcare, see how we can help you achieve your goals.

Join our next Open Day

Start your science postgraduate study journey and meet the course team. Register now for our next Open Day on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Take your career further

  • Refocus - use postgraduate study to reframe your scientific field on some of the important themes presented by the pandemic. We offer opportunities for you to build relevant and in-demand knowledge in biomedical science, biotechnology and drug design

  • Prepare - cement your technical knowledge in preparation for a more senior role, or use postgraduate study as a pathway to academia or research

  • Specialise - build on your undergraduate studies or experience in the health or pharmaceuticals sector. Use postgraduate study to expand your skills in fields such as biomedical science, biochemistry or drug design

Bioscience the salford experience

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Immersive learning. Research-led. Industry focused.

Salford is at the heart 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, we deliver postgraduate courses in Biomedical Science, Biotechnology and Drug Design and Discovery.

Our bioscience-focused postgraduate courses are all designed to equip science graduates and professionals with laboratory skills, critical-thinking and analytical techniques, ready to thrive in the bioscience revolution.

Explore our bioscience-focused postgraduate courses

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

Science postgraduate research

Biomedical science

Take your subject interest further with postgraduate research.

Our Biomedical Research Centre  is a vibrant, collaborative community home to PhD and Research Master’s opportunities exploring a range of topics, including genomics, biofuels, oncology and genome editing (CRISPR/Cas).

Explore our Doctoral School to learn more about research training, support and opportunities.


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Located just 2km from Manchester city centre, we're at the heart of Greater Manchester - one of the most vibrant and diverse regions in the UK.

With a range of onsite parking, excellent public transport links and Salford Crescent train station a short walk from our enviable parkland campus, commuting here couldn’t be easier.