Study Biological Sciences and Wildlife at Salford

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As the human impact on the natural world intensifies, and damaging loss of biodiversity increases, we need to take urgent action to protect it for future generations. Wildlife professionals work in a range of important roles, from advocacy and campaigning, to making research discoveries and completing vital conservation work. With a wildlife-based degree, you can join them.

Wildlife-based degrees at Salford are designed to give you the deep theoretical knowledge and real-world skills you’ll need. Led by our expert tutors, using research-enriched, practical learning, we ensure that you study wildlife in an inspiring, engaging way. If you want a career where you can make a difference, start your journey with a wildlife-based degree.

Marine Biology, Wildlife Conservation and Zoology Degrees

Biological Science

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Choose a biology degree Biology to get to the very heart of life, and have the opportunity to take your studies abroad with our Biology with Studies in the USA degree. 

Explore our biology courses: 

BSc (Hons) Biology

BSc (Hons) Biology with Studies in the USA

BSc (Hons) Biology with Foundation Year

Marine Biology

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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 Marine Biology

BSc Marine Biology with Foundation Year

Wildlife Conservation

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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 with Zoo Biology

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Studies in the USA

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

BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation

BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation with Foundation Year



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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 Zoology

BSc Zoology 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 biological sciences and wildlife by visiting our next open day on Saturday 9 October.

You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore our laboratories and consider your options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Studying Wildlife

How much time will I spend in the labs?

It can vary depending on the modules you are studying. In a typical week, you will split your times between practical lab sessions, where you will learn to use the equipment and carry out your own research projects, and taught lectures, where you strengthen your theoretical knowledge needed in each module. 

Where have previous students done their placements?

With such a huge range of relevant work placements available around the world, our wildlife students have secured some incredible opportunities. Some even choose to complete multiple placements during their time at Salford.

Check out the placement experiences of BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology student Laura, and BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation student Evie.

Read Evie's blog >>

Watch Laura's video >>

What careers will be open to me when I graduate?

Our wildlife degree courses are designed to prepare you for a range of vocational careers in either biological or life sciences, within environmental consultancies or zoos. Today, you'll find many of our course alumni working as marine scientists, conservation officers, ecologists, research assistants, wildlife rangers, and educators.

Find out how our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology degree course helped graduate Gemma with her role working with Thailand Elephants. 

Watch Gemma's video >>

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your wildlife 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 Wildlife and Zoology at Salford


You will experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with laboratory experiments, placement, and field trips. Recent years trips include the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project in Borneo


You can choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability. There are placement opportunities available with leading companies and research institutes at sites across the UK and overseas.


You will benefit from research-informed teaching led by academic staff engaged in areas that cover that cover wildlife and fisheries management, socio-biology, remote sensing, sustainability and spatial ecology


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.

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