Study Chemistry at Salford
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
CHEMISTRY AND MORE - SALFORD ADDED VALUE
Our focus on research-led teaching means that you will benefit from research active staff, many of whom are focusing on emerging areas of research that connects to environmental science, drug discovery and development, and transitional medicine. The University also has links with the international chemical company BASF and the Manchester Communications Academy. These close links provide you with unique opportunities for chemistry-related placements and research projects that are not available to students from other institutions.
Advanced learning facilities
Real-world experience is a key element of all of our chemistry programmes. Through investments in our flagship industry-standard Bodmer laboratories, research-led teaching, and industry connections with real-world projects, you’ll find a vibrant, welcoming and highly professional environment in which you can realise your potential. Specialist facilities found in the Bodmer labs include: NMR, IR, HPLCUV/Fluorescence, LC/GC-MS/MS, microwave reactors, ICP-OES, XRF and several techniques for organic, physical and inorganic chemistry.
Collaborative learning approach
The best knowledge is created when passionate people work together across traditional boundaries to invent solutions to real world problems. We seek to impact on how the world works through pro-active collaboration with industry, communities and researchers, and a combined teaching method, where expertise and knowledge is drawn from around the university. You might find yourself working with industry partners, or students and staff from other disciplines. All of this helps you to become a more flexible and well-rounded professional.
Strong Career Prospects
In a fiercely competitive job market, an industry-focused qualification from Salford will give you the edge over rival job applicants. Many of our graduates have progressed to lead successful careers, working at leading health and science organisations across the world, including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, the NHS, World Health Organisation and Public Health England.
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.
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
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
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
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.