Study Science at Salford

Chemistry students

For centuries, science has guided human knowledge, leading to medical breakthroughs and improving living standards.

As we have 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, let us lead the way.

Salford is a great place to start your scientific journey. We offer a wide-range of accredited degree courses in biological sciences, biomedical science, chemical sciences and physics. All of our courses will take your knowledge and help you to become an unstoppable scientist. 


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

Learn more about studying science at degree level, explore course modules, tour our labs and speak to the course team by attending our next Open Day.

Explore science degree courses at Salford

Biological Sciences

Students in the Bodmer Laboratory

Choose a biological sciences degree to get to the very heart of life, and have the opportunity to take your studies abroad with at our partner institution, the University of Toledo in the USA. 

Explore our Biological Science courses:

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year 


Science students in the Bodmer laboratory

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

Our degree courses in Human Biology and Infectious Diseases take a more specialised approach, focusing on infectious diseases transmitted by both humans and animals. 

Explore our Biomedicine courses:

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases

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

Chemical Sciences

Chemistry student

Choose Chemistry for an all-round knowledge-building course. Or why not specialise in Biochemistry, where you can also take your studies stateside with a year in the USA.

If you have interests in making new materials, analysing scenarios, working towards a green world, helping to cure diseases, or leading the fight against pollution consider a Pharmaceutical Science degree.

Explore our Chemical Science courses:

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Studies in the USA

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year 

Marine Biology


A jellyfish swimming

Climate change, pollution and unsustainable fishing are just some of the many challenges facing marine life today. A Marine Biology degree will equip you with the skills understand complex ocean ecosystems and how to best protect them.

Explore our marine biology courses: 

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year 


Physics student

Continue to question the world around you and make new discoveries. Choose a degree in Physics to gain a comprehensive view of the world, with the opportunity to study specialist modules.

Explore our Physics courses:

BSc (Hons) Physics

BSc (Hons) Physics with Foundation Year 

Wildlife Conservation

a close-up view of a tiger

Choose to study wildlife conservation to learn what can be done to protect habitats, safeguard endangered species and restore biodiversity. You will focus on organisms’ relationship with their environment and learn about conservation practices for animals both in the wild, and in zoos and nature reserves.

Explore our wildlife conservation courses:

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Foundation Year 


Giraffes and zebras

The animal kingdom and our precarious ecosystems are threatened - both by mankind and nature itself. A degree in Zoology gives you a fascinating opportunity to understand animals, their behaviour, their interactions with each other, and the environment.

Explore our zoology courses: 

BSc (Hons) Zoology

BSc (Hons) Zoology with Foundation Year


Chemistry students in biomedical lab

Immersive learning. Research-led. Industry focused.

Delivered by research-based academics and professionals using our world-class Bodmer laboratories, our science courses will prepare you to become a next-generation scientist:

  • Build specialist knowledge, and advanced technical and transferable skills in our advanced Bodmer laboratories
  • Experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with experiments, field trips and placements
  • Choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability
  • Benefit from research-informed teaching led by tutors engaged in biology, biomedicine, chemistry, physics and wildlife-based research


Students in Manchester

University life is not just about what you study - where you study matters too.

Our amazing location at the heart of Greater Manchester blends the ease of campus life, the thrill of the big city buzz, and easy access to incredible places around the North West. 

This exciting combination makes the Salford study experience so unique. Come and take a look.