Study Science at Salford

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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 science degree.

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

Science degree courses at Salford

Biological Sciences

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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 Biological Science courses

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year


Science students in the Bodmer laboratory

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 Sciences

Chemistry student

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) Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Studies in the USA

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year


Marine Biology


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Climate change, pollution and unsustainable fishing are just some of the many challenges facing marine life today. A Marine Biology degree will equip you with the skills understand complex ocean ecosystems and how to best protect them.

Explore our marine biology courses: 

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year


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Continue to question the world around you and make new discoveries. Choose a degree in Physics to gain a comprehensive view of the world, with the opportunity to study specialist modules.

Explore our Physics courses

BSc (Hons) Physics

BSc (Hons) Physics with Foundation Year

Wildlife Conservation

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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

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Foundation Year


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The animal kingdom and our precarious ecosystems are threatened - both by mankind and nature itself. A degree in Zoology gives you a fascinating opportunity to understand animals, their behaviour, their interactions with each other, and the environment.

Explore our zoology courses: 

BSc (Hons) Zoology

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


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. 

Will the university help me to find work experience or 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.

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your science 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).

Study Science at Salford


Experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with laboratory experiments, field trips and placements


Choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability


Benefit from research-informed teaching led by academic staff engaged in biology, biomedicine, chemistry and physics-based research


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 science courses, here are some UCAS quick links:

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) Physics

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

BSc (Hons) Zoology

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.