Study Biosciences at Salford

Chemistry student

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. 

Biomedical research and practice is helping society make scientific breakthroughs. As we understand more about our environment, we're learning more about the way we interact with it, and how different factors affecting the human body. 

Chemical sciences help us to understand our physical universe.  By studying chemistry, you can develop the knowledge to discover new materials, help cure diseases, or fight against pollution.

If you're ready to rise to the challenge, start your journey with a bioscience-based degree at Salford and turn your passion into an exciting career.

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.