Study Chemistry at Salford

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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.

Grounded in our rich scientific heritage, Salford is a growing centre for chemical sciences studies. With our industry-focused approach, we can turn your passion for chemistry into an exciting career.


If you're struggling to decide between chemical science 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 Chemistry

How much time will I have in the labs?

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 lectures which will give you the theoretical foundation and knowledge for each module. 

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Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

While students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

What are my career prospects after graduation?

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. 

What does it mean if my course is accredited?

Degree accreditation is acknowledgement, by an external body, that a programme meets a defined set of criteria. BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Studies in the USA, and BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology which supports the advancement of skills and education in the bio-sciences. 

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your chemistry 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 Chemistry with Salford?


You can boost your career prospects and gain extra skills by choosing to include an industry placement year as part of your studies


You will experience a hands-on learning environment where you will use industry-standard equipment and developing advanced techniques used in real-world laboratories


You will follow a curriculum designed to equip with in-demand science communication and laboratory-based skills, taught by tutors who are making discoveries in environmental science, drug discovery and development, and transitional medicine

Campus Life. Big City Buzz

Studying 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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