University of Bradford

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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 – one of an elite group of business schools across 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
  • A diverse city-based campus with over 130 nationalities at the University
  • Bradford is a diverse and welcoming city, offering affordable living costs and excellent transport links to the UK’s most famous places
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Awards & Achievements

  • Awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year 2021 for our commitment to driving economic and social regeneration, extra-curricular support to our students, reskilling our alumni and helping local business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Awarded best English university for improving students’ life chances (English Social Mobility Index, HEPI 2021)
  • 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.
  • Awarded a second Queen’s Anniversary Prize for pioneering the development and deployment of new archaeological technology and techniques, influencing and shaping practice worldwide and finding new ways to visualise landscapes and artefacts.
  • Top Northern University to be a business leader (Hitachi Capital 2020)
  • 96% of research was rated world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the REF 2014, placing the University top 50 in the country for research
  • Athena Swan Bronze Award for tackling women’s inequality in Higher Education (2016)
  • The Distance Learning MBA is ranked 1st in the world for value for money by the Financial Times (2021)
  • Top 10 in UK for Civil Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2022)Top 20 in UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Chemical Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2022)
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Business & Management Studies

  • We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the “Triple Crown“.
  • Awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year 2021.
  • 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.
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit some programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

MBA

  • The Distance Learning MBA is ranked 1st in the world for value for money by the Financial Times (2021)
  • 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.
  • We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the “Triple Crown“.
  • 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 or study at one of Bradford’s partner institutions across Europe, North America, East Asia or Australia.

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 7th in the UK out of 31 Schools of Pharmacy (Guardian University League Table 2022)
  • 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 imaging technology
  • 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)
  • 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 13th in the UK for Forensic Science (Complete University Guide Subject League Tables 2022)
  • 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 14th in the UK for Physiotherapy (Complete University Guide, 2017)
  • 95% student satisfaction in National Student Survey (NSS) 2021
  • 100% of 2018/9 graduates entered jobs or further study within 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 20 in the UK in the 2022 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, Unilever, Pfizer and BASF.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • 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 Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, 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 7th in the UK in the 2022 Guardian University League Tables
  • The degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council 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.

Architecture

  • In BEng (Hons) or MEng Architectural Engineering you will study in the exciting and ever-changing field combining problem-solving, design, construction and innovation to make the structures sustainable, safe and aesthetically pleasing
  • BSc Architectural Technology will enable you to not only design and manage the construction processes of new buildings, but to innovate and manage the restoration of existing buildings to meet future needs
  • Both courses are available with an optional placement year where you will be able to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional engineer
  • Automatic scholarship of £7,500 as a tuition fee discount is available for all self-funded international students

Film, Television & Media

  • BA (Hons) Film and Television Production is accredited by ScreenSkills, 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, television studio and 16 camera Vicon Motion Capture suite
  • 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

University Scholarships

Every year the University of Bradford awards numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. Some of Bradford’s scholarships are also linked to studies in a specific subject area and many scholarships do not require a separate application. Please click here to see which scholarships are available to you.

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University of Bradford

University of Bradford,
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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