University of Bradford
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.02 / 5.00
- 2.95 / 4.00
- 0.23 / 1.00
- 78.6 / 100.0
- 74.6 / 100.0
- 83.5 / 100.0
The University of Bradford provides high-quality teaching underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow’s problems. 96% of its research and innovation was deemed internationally significant in the latest REF framework exercise. Bradford collaborates closely with local, regional, national, and multinational businesses from across all sectors of the global economy. From employer engagement initiatives, to overseas partnerships including those in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Pakistan and India, these global and local partnerships inform the university’s curriculum and provide inspirational work placements.
- 53.2% of undergraduate degree students are admitted to university with A levels or BTECS as their highest qualification for admission.
- The university accepts a range of qualifications and present its entry requirements in the UCAS tariff.
- Some courses have subject specific requirements. GCSE equivalents are accepted on some but not all courses.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- The curriculum framework offers real-world experiences and exposure to pioneering research.
- Bradford was the first UK university to adopt an innovative Team Based Learning approach in the School of Pharmacy to promote active, engaging and sustainable learning.
- Specialist teaching facilities enable students to put knowledge into practice in real-world environments.
- Most undergraduate courses offer options to study abroad or undertake a placement in industry.
- Part-time study and January starts are available for some postgraduate courses.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
Student Services and Facilities
- Significant investment has been made into facilities. For example, the Integrated Life Sciences Learning Centre houses anatomical specimens and a high-fidelity simulated patient alongside digital/virtual anatomy, pathology and autopsy resources.
- The City Campus has its own dedicated theatre, art gallery and music centre, run by Arts on Campus.
- The Hub is the student support centre, where students can get help and advice with enrolment and courses, finance and accommodation.
- The university has well-stocked libraries and computing facilities, with free Wi-Fi available throughout both campuses.
- Academic skills support is available independently of the course of study, offering students workshops and 1-to-1 support.
- Bradford has a truly diverse range of students, and all faiths are provided for on campus or in the surrounding area. Students will find societies, places of worship and staff dedicated purely to student faith.
- The Disability Service provides support, information, advice and guidance for disabled students, including students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
- Comprehensive screening for specific learning difficulties is also offered.
- The University of Bradford Union (UBU) supports each and every student through activities, welfare, guidance, events and campaigning. Every student is automatically a member of the Students’ Union.
- There are 120+ student societies and sports clubs to join and engage with, 4 vibrant media areas and the volunteering department.
- The Students' Union is based in Student Central, providing study and social space, a cinema, bars, Costa Coffee outlet, shop, radio station, 1300-capacity nightclub and large outdoor amphitheatre space.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The Student Employment Service helps students find part-time work, on and off campus, by sourcing and advertising opportunities with local and regional businesses or within the university, and providing application advice and support. On-campus work is paid at the Living Wage rate – higher than the minimum wage.
- There are also paid student internships with regional employers run over the summer vacation to enhance student employability.
- Vacancies can also be accessed through the university’s Jobs Online facility.
- Career & Employability Services offer a welcoming, supportive environment where students can access impartial careers information, advice and guidance from a team of experienced guidance and employability staff. This includes drop-in sessions and longer bookable appointments for any aspect of career planning and application support e.g. CV development, job applications, preparing for interviews and deciding what to do after university. There is also support for students on starting a business.
- A dedicated online jobs portal details local, regional and national vacancies, and also international vacancies.
- Events include weekly employability workshop programme including employer-led workshops, and termly graduate recruitment and career fairs.
- Placements give students the change to build employability skills, whether part of an academic programme or extra-curricular, letting students put their knowledge into practice and gain insight into career pathways.
- Within academic programmes there are career-related accredited modules and workshops.
11,213 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 75%
- Postgraduate 25%
Mode of study
- Full Time 75%
- Part Time 25%
Where students come from
- UK 85%
- EU 5%
- Other 10%
- Male 45%
- Female 55%
- Originally founded in 1882 as a technical institute, Bradford was awarded its Royal Charter by the Queen in 1966, the same year as Aston, Bath, Brunel and Loughborough.
- The university celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.
- It has a strong and respected history of embracing technology and is committed to sustainable development, winning numerous environmental awards for pioneering initiatives.
- Tony O’Reilly – ex CEO of Heinz, and Ireland’s first billionaire.
- Kate Swann – former CEO of WHSmith and now Chancellor of the University of Bradford, listed by Fortune as one of the 50 most powerful women in business.
- Rob Wilmot – co-director of Freeserve back in 1998 which after floatation on the stock market, made him one of the youngest directors of a FTSE 100 company at the age of 29.
- Dr Mo Ibrahim – a global expert in mobile communications, who through his charitable trust works to promote good governance among heads of state in African countries. In 2008, he was listed by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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