Study Biosciences at Salford

Chemistry student

For centuries, science has guided human knowledge, leading to medical breakthroughs and improving living standards. As we watch the COVID-19 pandemic reshape our world, its 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 bioscience degree.

Salford is a great place to start your scientific journey. We offer a wide-range of accredited degree courses in biology, biomedical science, chemical sciences, marine biology, wildlife conservation and zoology. All of them will take your knowledge and skills further. Take a look at what we can offer you.

Bioscience Degree Courses at Salford


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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


A scientific microscope

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 and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Scientific testing

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) Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Studies in the USA

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year

Marine Biology and Zoology

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By focusing on zoology or marine biology or a combination of both, you will learn all about different organisms, their behaviour and habitats, and the relationship they have with their environment.

Explore our marine biology and zoology courses

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Zoology

BSc (Hons) Zoology with Foundation Year

Wildlife Courses

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 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

Start your journey with an open day

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

Learn more about studying biosciences by visiting our next online open day.

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

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


You will experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with laboratory experiments, field trips and placements.


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 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.