Study Biology and Wildlife at Salford
As human impact on the natural world becomes more apparent and the loss of biodiversity increases, we need to take urgent action to protect it for future generations.
If you're ready to rise to the challenge, start your journey with a biology-based degree and protect our world with research, discoveries, and preservation at Salford.
THREE GREAT REASONS TO STUDY 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 wildlife and fisheries management, socio-biology and sustainability research
BIOLOGY, WILDLIFE AND MORE - SALFORD ADDED VALUE
Live projects and work experience placements are key to our curriculum. There are a number of placement opportunities available with leading companies and research institutes at sites across the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA.
Our biology and wildlife students can also experience field trip opportunities, both in the UK and overseas. Students on our wildlife courses recently had the chance to volunteer for zoological studies at the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project in Borneo.
An Advanced Learning Environment
Attracting the most passionate biology and wildlife students, researchers and academic staff depend on having some amazing facilities. In 2015, Sir Walter Bodmer opened our new scientific teaching and research laboratories.
Our well-equipped, purpose-built Bodmer Laboratories ensure that our biology students benefit from using the latest technologies, and that learning and course content remains at the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery.
Our focus on research-led teaching means that you will directly benefit from research active staff, many of whom are focusing on emerging areas of research that cover wildlife and fisheries management, socio-biology, remote sensing, sustainability and spatial ecology.
These close connections to research can also provide you with unique opportunities for placements and research projects that are not available to students at other universities.
Strong career prospects
A biology or wildlife-based degree opens up an exciting field of rewarding careers opportunities ahead of you.
A biology-based degree provides an excellent basis for careers in biomedicine, biotechnology, conservation, the pharmaceutical or food industries, research or teaching.
Prospective employers include pharmaceutical companies, environment agencies, hospitals, forensic laboratories, clinical trials companies, medical writing companies, scientific sales and general management jobs.
Location. Location. Location
Our enviable position at the heart of Greater Manchester makes us the perfect choice whether you're relocating for a long-stay or you're travelling here for the day.
Our Peel Park campus has its own campus train station - Salford Crescent, which can take you into Manchester in just ten minutes, Liverpool in 30 minutes, or direct to Manchester Airport in just 25 minutes.
Our MediaCityUK campus is well-served by Metrolink - Europe's largest light rail network.
CAMPUS LIFE. BIG CITY BUZZ. EXPLORE LIFE AT SALFORD
Life On Campus
University life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too.
From joining a society or taking a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café, when you're not working on your next assignment, you can enjoy the perks of our campus.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people.
We’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK.
In the City
If you're relocating to Salford from elsewhere in the UK or overseas, you're making a great choice.
Find out what it's like to live in one of Europe's most exciting city regions. Explore the legendary culture, sport, entertainment, and nightlife on offer in the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.
If you live close to Salford already, we don't need to tell you how great our location is.
But, if you're thinking about commuting from home to study at university, you might want to check out how we make our campus your home from home on the days you're with us.
BSc (Hons) Biology will develop your appreciation of the diversity of living organisms and your understanding of biological principles.
During your studies, you will benefit from plenty of hands-on experience in our advanced Bodmer laboratories, plus fieldwork opportunities where you can build practical skills that you will need for your future career.
You can choose to take this course with a year of study in the USA through our unique programme with the University of Toledo in Ohio - considered to be a leading institute when it comes to taking research from the laboratory to the world.
Explore BSc (Hons) Biology
Choosing our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology degree course will enable you to gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of the marine environment, as well as a detailed insight into the industries that rely on it.
Combining practical training through field trips and industry placements, with theoretical knowledge developed in our advanced labs, this course can help you to build the skills to manage and preserve our oceans.
Explore BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
Our BSc (Hons) Zoology degree course offers you a comprehensive exploration of animal biology. You will explore the links between them and their environment, and key aspects of zoological phenomena, from molecular to ecological levels.
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to go on several field trips, which will provide real-world experiences and examples of what you can do in your future career.
Explore BSc (Hons) Zoology
Zoology with Marine Biology
Our new BSc (Hons) Zoology with Marine Biology is the first of its kind to be offered by a North West-based university.
The course is designed to help you gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of biodiversity and conservation, learning how these apply to the marine environment. You will blend theory with practical training through field trips and industry placements.
Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology
Loss of biodiversity is a growing concern at national, European and global levels. Our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology degree course focuses on conservation both in zoos and in the wild.
With its holistic perspective and practical content, the course is recommended if you wish to pursue a career working directly with wildlife, or in the environment sector.
Wildlife and Practical Conservation
Our BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation degree course focuses on general conservation, the physical environment and landscape, offering opportunities to study the ecology and behaviour of animals in the wild.
The course is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of wildlife, wildlife ecology and environmental problems threatening species, from both theoretical and practical points of view.