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From the first modern Business School to the first Peace Studies degree, the University of Bradford have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, students and society as a whole.

Why choose The University of Bradford?

  • Triple Crown Accreditation for the School of Management – in the top 1% of Business Schools in the world.
  • Offers exclusive entrepreneurship schemes designed to help Bradford students and graduates starting their own businesses
  • An award winning £40 million student village offering a secure and self-contained community on campus
  • A £1.5 million Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) Building providing a state of the art learning environment for subjects such as Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences and Optometry

Awards & Achievements

  • Recently the University of Bradford has been rising sharply in the rankings, jumping 20 places to 52nd placed in the Guardian University 2017 League Table (one of the biggest rises in the UK) and 10 places to 53rd in the Complete University Guide 2017.
  • Awarded a coveted Queen’s Anniversary Prize honouring world-class excellence and recognising that the lives of people living with dementia are being improved. This is the highest recognition a university can achieve.
  • Research is ranked in the top 50 in the UK (HEFCE, 2014) for research quality. 96% of research and innovation is internationally significant
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Business & Management Studies

  • Top 50 European Business School and 11th in the UK (Financial Times European Business School rankings 2015)
  • Undergraduate students can also choose to take the course over three continuous years or over four years with a year of practical work experience.
  • Expert academics equip students with important transferable skills to help set them apart in the competitive job marketplace.
  • Students can also combine their passion for learning and travelling by studying abroad at one of Bradford’s partner institutions in Europe, Canada, Australia, North America or Hong Kong.
  • Business and Management at Bradford was given 93% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.

MBA

  • *The Bradford Full-time MBA is ranked in the top 40 in Europe and top 20 in the UK by the Financial Times and is also ranked highly for graduate salary increases and affordability.
  • Designed for ambitious managers who are able to take time out of their career to focus and immerse themselves in their studies as part of this life-changing journey.
  • A truly international learning environment and become part of a diverse and vibrant network of high-calibre students, academics and business professionals from over 30 countries. You’ll study with like-minded peers from many different industry and cultural backgrounds, making professional connections and lifelong friendships to support your career both now and for the future.
  • An MBA is an opportunity to either change career direction or consolidate experience then return and progress in a previous industry or job. The Financial Times Global MBA rankings show that, on average, 20% of alumni achieve board-level positions within three years of graduation.

Law

  • The LLB Law degree at Bradford will equip students with all the legal tools and expertise they’ll need for a career as a solicitor or barrister as well as helping them to develop important transferable knowledge and skills, honing their communication, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Bradford’s LLB programmes are flexible in structure and share a common first and second year, which gives students the option to switch to a more specialist LLB in the final year and tailor their study to a particular aspect of Law. This allows students to take their time to decide on which aspect of Law is right for them.
  • Upon successful completion of the Bradford LLB Law degree, students are able to proceed to the Legal Practice Course (for aspiring solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for aspiring barristers).

Economics

  • Degrees at Bradford provide students with vocationally relevant knowledge and understanding, and, depending on modules taken, they will qualify for partial exemption from Association of Chartered
  • Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations.
  • Bradford students are highly successful in securing both summer and year-long internships and placements with prestigious employers, including the competitive Government Economic Service placement scheme (e.g. Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Health and the Treasury), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and a range of private sector companies involved in marketing, finance and the voluntary sector.
  • It is also possible to arrange a work placement in Europe through the Erasmus Exchange Programme, or study for a year at one of Bradford’s partner institutions across Europe, North America, East Asia or Australia.
  • 96% of 2015 graduates in Economics found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Pharmacy

  • Bradford has two successful MPharm programmes – 5 year MPharm includes a paid pre-registration year
  • 5-year programme more suitable for overseas candidates wishing to register as a pharmacist in the UK
  • Ranked in Top 200 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • 96% of 5-year and 100% of 4-year 2015 graduates entered jobs or further study 6 months after graduation
  • Students will learn in excellent clinical and enhanced simulation facilities
  • A Pharmacy degree can lead to wide ranging careers in community, hospital, primary care and industrial pharmacy

Biomedical Sciences

  • The Digital Health Zone allows students to access the latest techniques in digital anatomy and pathology, including carrying out digital dissection using technology only available in six UK Universities
  • The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the professional body for Biomedical Scientists and is approved by the Healthcare and Professions Council (HCPC)
  • The course contains research-informed teaching, including the latest research findings and techniques and allows students to work to their strengths through optional study in the final year (including a laboratory-based research project)
  • 94% of our 2015 graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating. Career openings exist in medical research (hospitals, universities or research institutes), the pharmaceutical industry, medical information services, teaching, medical writing and publishing. The course also provides essential transferable skills for non-science-based graduate employment. Many graduates also undertake postgraduate study (medical degrees, master’s level or PhD level qualifications)

Forensic Science

  • First university in the UK to offer a forensics science degree, and we continue to develop the programme to ensure that it is up-to-date with the requirements of the forensics sector.
  • Bradford’s interdisciplinary approach offers the integration of practical skills training within a good theoretical framework – whether in terms of crime scene investigation, the collection, examination and interpretation of physical evidence or laboratory processing and analysis.
  • Highly ranked courses, including 4th in the UK for Forensic Science, 18th for Chemistry and 15th for Forensic Science and Archaeology in the Complete University League Tables 2017
  • Crime scene techniques are taught in our dedicated crime scene facility, with analysis of evidence supported by a forensics laboratory and the University’s Centre for Chemical and Structural Analysis.

Physiotherapy

  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for Physiotherapy (Complete University Guide, 2017)
  • 91% overall student satisfaction in National Student Survey (NSS) 2016
  • 100% of 2015 graduates entered jobs or further study 6 months after graduation
  • Students can work as a physiotherapist in the NHS, but opportunities also arise in the private sector, sport, research, education and industry
  • On-site physiotherapy and sport rehabilitation clinics open to the public and university members
  • Eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration and membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

International Health Management

  • Meets the learning and development needs of managers and aspiring managers, within the context of increasing managerial demands, responsibilities and complexities
  • This course is also available in Dubai, where the teaching faculty are experienced health professionals and lecturers
  • Opportunities for multi-disciplinary learning with managers from a variety of international backgrounds
  • Focus on developing knowledge and critical understanding of the structure, organization and sustainability of health systems internationally

Peace Studies, International Relations, International Development and Psychology

  • Students travel from all over the world to study peace, politics, international relations and conflict resolution and alumni end up working in the most diverse places: in the military, in the United Nations, in NGOs (both local and global), in education, journalism and government. Specialist postgraduate programmes include MA’s in African Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Violence and Terrorism, and Middle East Politics & Security Studies.
  • The University of Bradford hosts a Rotary Peace Centre, which welcomes around ten International Rotary Peace Fellows each year, who have each been awarded prestigious Rotary Scholarships.
  • Psychology and Psychology and Counselling undergraduate programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Computer Science

  • Undergraduate degrees taught by the School are accredited by a professional body – BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – giving students a degree with a mark of quality that employers understand and value.
  • Exposure to industry is deeply embedded within all the courses in a number of ways. Courses are industry informed with Bradford’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB), a membership comprised of industry representatives from both regional and national companies, including: BBC, BT, IBM, Microsoft and Service Now.
  • Courses are available with an optional year of supervised industrial training which greatly enhances the value of your degree. Students find placements in companies such as: Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and J.P.Morgan.

Chemical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering has been ranked top 5 in the UK in the 2017 Guardian University League Tables
  • Bradford’s Chemical Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Courses are available with an optional year of supervised industrial training which greatly enhances the value of the degree. Students find industry placements in companies such as: BASF Performance Products, Amec and OSL Consulting.
  • Most Chemical Engineers gain employment in industries where large-scale conversion of raw materials is involved and also in the process industries. Many past graduates have found employment in major companies such as BP, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and BASF.

Mechanical & Automotive Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering has been ranked top 21 in the UK in the 2017 Guardian University League Tables
  • Courses are available with an optional year of supervised industrial training which greatly enhances the value of the degree. Students find placements in companies such as: Cummins, Nissan and Ford.
  • The School of Engineering has recently invested £1.5m into a multidisciplinary Engineering lab. The lab is a flexible and open space to engage students’ learning in bringing theory to practice.
  • Bradford graduates pursue careers in all areas of engineering, automotive and manufacturing industry, but also in wider fields such as marketing, business management and public service work. Recent graduates went on to work for employers such as Ford, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and Toyota, in roles including graduate engineer, design engineer, process engineer, and CAD engineer.

Civil & Structural Engineering

  • Civil Engineering has been ranked 16th in the UK in the 2017 Guardian University League Tables
  • The School of Engineering has recently invested £1.5m into a multidisciplinary Engineering lab. The lab is a flexible and open space to engage students’ learning in bringing theory to practice.
  • Courses are available with an optional year of supervised industrial training which greatly enhances the value of the degree. Students find placements in companies such as: ARUP, Balfour Beatty and Van Elle
  • Civil Engineers are amongst the most employable and highly paid of all graduates. Examples of recent employers include AMEC, Mowlem Civil Engineering, W S Atkins Consulting Engineers and ARUP Consulting Engineers.

Film, Television & Media

  • BA (Hons) Film and Television Production is accredited by Creative Skillset, the sector skills council for the creative industries, which ensures that the course is work-based and industry relevant. Industry professionals also make regular inputs into this course.
  • Students have access to a range of state-of-the-art broadcast production and postproduction facilities, including a professionally equipped HDTV Outside Broadcasting Truck and television studio.
  • Many of graduates have found employment in media organisations and companies such as the BBC, Channel 4, Endemol and ITV, and others progressing to be camera operators, web design, TV production, multimedia development, news reporters, studio and location managers, editors, directors and producers. Some have even gone on to set up their own media production companies such as Shoot Productions

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