Postgraduate Study

  • The University of Bradford has been offering postgraduate study opportunities for almost 50 years and has a postgraduate student population of over 4,000 both on its campuses in Bradford and across the globe at our partner institutions.

Each of our postgraduate students has his or her own motivations for studying further after an undergraduate degree and these reasons include:

  • Love of a subject.
  • To develop further academic and research skills.
  • To specialise in a particular subject area.
  • To gain a specific qualification for a career choice.
  • For a career change.
  • They may have received funding to study further.
  • To boost their earning potential.
  • To gain further transferable skills and expand their CV and personal development – to stand out from the crowd.

Our postgraduate provision spans our five academic Faculties, across two campuses, each of which covers a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management & Law
  • Faculty of Social Studies

Research projects are, almost by definition, unique and submissions for research-degree programmes are invited across all of our subjects.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 2,700 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 32%
  • Part Time 68%

Domicile

  • UK 75%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 20%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Subjects allied to medicine 82 774 856
Business & administrative studies 60 579 639
Engineering & technology 69 484 553
Social studies 50 264 314
Education 0 107 107
Computer science 20 56 76
Physical sciences 22 53 75
Biological sciences 16 19 35
Mass communications & documentation 10 11 21
Mathematical sciences 14 0 14
Creative arts & design 0 13 13

Subject Areas

Across our five Faculties our broad taught subject areas cover:

  • Accounting
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Biological, Biomedical and Chemical Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing
  • Creative Technology
  • Dementia Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education Studies
  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Health and Social Care
  • Informatics
  • Law
  • Leadership and Management
  • Management
  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Media
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical and Healthcare Technology
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Peace Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Professional Studies
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Studies and Physiotherapy
  • SSPRD (Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development)
  • Social Sciences and Criminology
  • Social Work and Social Care
  • Technology Management

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £5,990
Mixed £5,990
Laboratory £5,990
Clinical £5,990