Study Science at Salford

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Do you want a career where you can make a difference?  For centuries, science has guided human knowledge, leading to medical breakthroughs and improving living standards throughout the world. Yet, as we watch the pandemic of 2020 impact our world, it is a reminder that there is still so much to learn about human and natural science. So if you’re ready to make discoveries and build new scientific knowledge that will make a difference, 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.  This life-changing experience starts with a science-based degree.

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, geography and wildlife. Most offer foundation year entry and industry placement opportunities. Many feature integrated Masters pathways.  All of them will take your knowledge and skills further.  Take a look at what we can offer you.

Why Study Science at Salford


You will experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with laboratory experiments, field trips and placements


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


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

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 or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).


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 away 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.

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Biology & Zoology Degrees

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. 

Specialise your interest with a Marine Biology degree or Zoology degree, or why not combine them with our Zoology with Marine Biology course. 

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Wildlife Degrees

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.

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Geography and Environment Degrees

Get to the heart of the key environment issues we face with Environmental Management. Explore the natural processes that create our ecosystems with a BSc Geography degree. Combine the study of traditional geography with the applied skills of environmental management with a degree in Environmental Geography, choosing between a year with professional experience. or a year studying in the USA.

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Biomedicine Degrees

Choose our IBMS accredited Biomedical Science degree course and focus your knowledge on medicine and the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases. Our degree in Human Biology and Infectious Diseases, takes a more specialised approach, focusing on infectious diseases transmitted by both humans and animals. 

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Chemical Science Degrees

Choose a specialism in Biochemistry (where you can also extend 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.

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Physics Degrees

Choose a degree in Physics to gain a comprehensive view of the world, with the opportunity to study specialist modules.

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