Study Biology and Zoology at Salford

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As human impact on the natural world becomes more apparent and the loss of biodiversity increases, we need to take urgent action to protect it for future generations.

If you're ready to rise to the challenge, start your journey with a biology-based degree and protect our world with research, discoveries, and preservation at Salford.


If you're struggling to decide between biology and zoology courses, or you want to know what differentiates one course from another, we have created a course comparison infographic to help make sure you get all the information you need to find the right course for you.


Frequently Asked Questions about Studying Biology and Zoology

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 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.

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your biology 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 Biology and Zoology at Salford


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


You can 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


You will benefit from research-informed teaching led by academic staff engaged in wildlife and fisheries management, socio-biology and sustainability research


Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds.  Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.

Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.

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