Study Science at Salford

Chemistry students

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.

Studying science changes the way you see the world. You become more objective, develop analytical and critical thinking, and get better at finding solutions - skills that are in great demand. More than this, as a scientist you can help develop vaccines and novel approaches that eradicate pandemics in the future.  

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, physics, marine biology, zoology, and wildlife.  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 Science

Students in the Bodmer Laboratory

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 Biology

BSc Biology with Studies in the USA

BSc Biology with Foundation Year

 

Biomedicine

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 Biomedical Science

BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year

BSc Human Biology and Infectious Diseases

BSc Human Biology and Infectious Diseases with Foundation Year

Chemical Sciences

Chemistry students doing experiments

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 Chemistry

BSc Biochemistry

BSc Biochemistry with Studies in the USA

BSc Biochemistry with Foundation Year

BSc Pharmaceutical Science

BSc Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year

 

Marine Biology and Zoology

A jellyfish swimming

The natural world is a fascinating place. Specialise your interest with a Marine Biology degree or Zoology degree, or why not combine them with our Zoology with Marine Biology course. 

Explore our Marine Biology and Zoology courses

BSc Marine Biology

BSc Marine Biology with Foundation Year

BSc Zoology with Marine Biology

BSc Zoology with Marine Biology with Foundation Year

BSc Zoology

BSc Zoology with Foundation Year

Physics

Physics student in the laboratory

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 Physics

BSc Physics with Foundation Year

Wildlife Conservation

Students holding a snake

If conservation is your passion, take a look at our courses in Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology and Wildlife and Practical Conservation – both leading the fight the protect and preserve fragile species and ecosystems.

Explore our Wildlife courses

BSc Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

BSc Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Studies in the USA

BSc Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Professional Experience

BSc Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Foundation Year

BSc Wildlife and Practical Conservation

BSc 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 science by visiting our next Open Day.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING SCIENCE

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 enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).

Study Science at Salford

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

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

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

CAMPUS LIFE. BIG CITY BUZZ

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.