Study Biomedicine at Salford

Biomedical science

For centuries, science has guided human knowledge, leading to medical breakthroughs and improving living standards. As we watched the COVID-19 pandemic reshape our world, it is a reminder that we have more to learn about human and natural science. So, if you’re ready to make discoveries and build new scientific knowledge, start with a biomedicine-based degree.

Salford is a great place to start your scientific journey. We offer accredited degree courses in biological sciences that can take your knowledge and skills further. Read on and learn more.

Bioscience degree courses at Salford

Biomedical Science

Biomedical science

Choose our IBMS-accredited Biomedical Science degree course and focus your knowledge on medicine and the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases.

Explore our Biomedical Science courses

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Foundation Year

Human Biology and Infectious Diseases

Biomedical Science

Choose Human Biology and Infectious Diseases to get to the very heart of life and explore the risks posed to humans and animals by viruses, diseases and pathogens.

Explore our Human Biology and Infectious Diseases courses


BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases

BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases with Foundation Year


Start your journey with an open day

Choosing what to study at university can be a big step.

Learn more about studying biosciences, explore course modules, tour our labs and speak to the course team by attending our next open day.

Frequently asked questions about studying Biosciences

How much time will I spend in the labs?

Each week, 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 taught lectures which will give you the theoretical knowledge needed in each module. 

Is there an option to specialise my learning?

Yes. In both your second and third year, you will be able to select from a range of modules, creating a programme which caters to your interests and can provide specialist knowledge. More information on the elective modules available for your course will be listed on each individual course page on our website.

What careers will be open to me when I graduate?

Each of our biology and wildlife courses will prepare you for a range of vocational careers in either biological or life sciences, within environmental consultancies or zoos. Our alumni have progressed into a variety of job roles including marine scientist, conservation officer, ecologist, research assistant, nano-technologist, wildlife ranger, and university lecturer. 

Our biomedicine programmes provide graduates with an excellent basis for a wide range of careers. Depending on your chosen course, you will be able to pursue a career in biomedicine, biotechnology, conservation, the pharmaceutical or food industries, forensic science, sports science, health care or research.

Our chemical science programmes provide graduates with an excellent basis for a wide range of careers. Depending on your chosen course, you will be able to pursue a career in a range of areas from pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies to forensic science. Depending on your chosen undergraduate course, you may undertake a career in research, development, quality assurance, or assisting legal cases. 


Wellbeing and Support

We know that deciding which direction to take your bioscience studies is a big step. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you.

Contact us via email at or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).

Why study Biosciences at Salford


Experience immersive learning in our world-class Bodmer laboratories, with opportunities to complete laboratory experiments, field trips and industry visits.


Choose to include a placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability. There are placement opportunities available with leading organisations and research institutes at sites across the UK and overseas


Benefit from research-informed teaching led by academic staff engaged in areas such as drug development, infectious diseases, wildlife and fisheries management, socio-biology and sustainability research


You can choose to receive mentoring support for your future application to graduate entry medicine. Our GEMMS mentorship provides interview techniques, communication and debating skills, ethical scenarios, UKCAT/BMAT/GAMSAT training


Did you know our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy? But we're also just over a mile from the big city buzz of Manchester - offering world-class culture, exciting events, superior sport and legendary nightlife. Together, it creates one unrivalled student destination.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

If you are ready to apply for one of our bioscience-based courses, here are some UCAS quick links:

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases

Alternatively, if you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us via email at or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.