Study Maths and Physics at Salford

Physics student

Mathematics and physics are at the heart of mankind’s greatest discoveries. As technology rapidly changes our world, finding solutions is more essential than ever. If your enquiring mind seeks answers, you’ll find your place with a mathematics or physics degree.

Driven by industry collaboration, our mathematics courses are designed to both expand your analytical mind and equip you with a practical skillset ready to secure an exciting career in our increasingly data-driven society. Be a next generation problem solver. See where mathematics can take you. 

Led by expert tutors, our Institute of Physics-accredited courses are designed to nurture students who will make a positive difference across a huge range of industries. Blending advanced theoretical knowledge with real-world collaboration, a Physics degree at Salford is the ideal start to your exciting journey of discovery. Take a look at what we can offer you.

Mathematics and Physics degree courses at Salford


Mathematics students working at computers

Many of civilisation’s greatest achievements are built on mathematics. By choosing a mathematics degree, you will learn to make an important contribution to the world around us, be it in science, technology or engineering. 

Explore our Mathematics courses:

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year


Physics student

Physics underpins everyday life, from the structure of the universe to the smartphone in your hand. This Physics degree will put you in position to discover the next scientific breakthroughs and innovations. 

Explore our Physics courses:

BSc (Hons) Physics

BSc (Hons) Physics 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 maths and physics, explore course modules, tour our labs and speak to the course team, by attending our next open day.

Frequently Asked Questions About Studying Maths and Physics

Is there any additional maths support available to students?

MathScope is our dedicated service which is designed to help you find solutions for any type of mathematical or statistical problem you may experience during your studies. Staffed by experienced tutors, the drop-in service offers comprehensive support for students at every level. 

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.

Hear from BSc (Hons) Physics student Elizabeth Chard on her recent placement experience.

Read Elizabeth's blog >> 

What career opportunities will be open to me when I graduate?

Our mathematics students graduate with a strong knowledge base and understanding of how mathematical and scientific methods can be applied to real-world problem-solving. Our alumni have secured roles working  in a range of sectors, from finance and investments to meteorology to engineering.

Due to the analytical and problem-solving nature of the courses, a wide range of career paths will be open to physics graduates. Our physics alumni have found roles in a variety of sectors, including medical physics, defence, finance, research, education, engineering and the nuclear industry. 

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your maths 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 Maths or Physics at salford


You will develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making which are highly valued by employers and are transferable across a range of industries


You'll gain a strong knowledge base and understanding of how mathematical and scientific methods can be applied to real-world problems


You can choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability


You will experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with laboratory experiments and industry collaboration


You will learn in a supportive environment, having access to MathScope, a dedicated drop-in service which runs throughout each semester and is staffed by our experienced tutors


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.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

You can apply now via UCAS for courses starting in September 2022. You have until 26 January to submit your application. If you are ready to apply for one of our maths or physics courses, here are some UCAS quick links:

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Physics

BSc (Hons) Physics with Foundation Year

Alternatively, if you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us via email at or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.