Study Chemistry at Salford

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Chemical sciences provide an excellent basis for understanding our physical universe. By developing your knowledge of the nature of chemicals and chemical processes, you can gain insight of physical and biological phenomena. By exploring the atoms and molecules that make our world, you can take a leading role in discovering solutions for real world problems in health, energy and industry.

Three reasons to study at Salford


Choose from a range of fascinating courses, all designed to help you build in-demand skills needed to work in chemical industries


Learn in a lab-based environment with hands-on learning alongside researchers and scientists


Boost your career prospects by including an optional placement year working in industry


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 Chemical Sciences


With an emphasis on integrating your understanding of concepts and applying laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry and its applications can transform the world we live in. You will gain experience in sustainable chemistry, a vital area of the modern chemicals industry, also known as ‘green’ chemistry.

Explore BSc (Hons) Chemistry

Explore BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Foundation Year


Biochemistry is at the cutting-edge of research and is an exceptionally versatile scientific discipline with opportunities in the field continuing to grow and develop.We pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that you are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field.

You can opt to take this course with a year of study in the USA; an exchange programme with the University of Toledo in Ohio which is considered to be a leader in taking research from the laboratory to the world.

Explore BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

Explore BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Foundation Year

Explore BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Studies in the USA

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry incorporates the design, development and monitoring of drugs, which are essential in tackling new and existing diseases. This course integrates the range of subjects required to allow you to become a medicinal chemist. Subjects covered include both core areas of chemistry (organic, physical, inorganic and analytical) and key areas of biochemistry and biology relevant to the discipline.

Explore BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry

Explore BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry with Foundation Year

Pharmaceutical Science

Pharmaceutical science is at the cutting-edge of research and is an exceptionally versatile scientific discipline with opportunities in the field continuing to grow and develop. Completion of the Human Genome Project means that it is now possible to identify the genes associated with many cancers and inherited disorders - this presents many challenges.

We are training the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists, ready to meet these new challenges and to apply scientific knowledge to design drugs that improve the quality of people’s lives.

Explore BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

Explore BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year