Study Biology and Wildlife at Salford

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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.



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

Salford Stories: Lori Moore, BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology


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.


Explore our range of courses and pathways in biology and wildlife


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.

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Explore BSc (Hons) Biology with Foundation Year

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Marine 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.

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Explore BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year



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.

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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.

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Explore BSc (Hons) Zoology with Marine Biology with Foundation Year


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.

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


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.

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Explore BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation with Foundation Year