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Bradford, University of

Richmond Road
United Kingdom

University of Bradford


  • The University of Bradford is a member of the pre-92 group of universities. It has highly rated research credentials and is nationally respected in a number of key subject areas.
  • The University of Bradford received its Royal Charter in 1966. But its history and heritage as a leading technical institute date back to 1882.The first Chancellor was Lord (Harold) Wilson, the then prime minister.

Location and transport

  • The University of Bradford has a great central UK location with excellent transport links including the option of two international airports. Leeds and Manchester are within easy travelling distance for shopping or a night out, and there are trains and coaches direct to London too.
  • The University is located in a beautiful part of the North of England, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Yorkshire has been named as one of the top places in the world to visit in 2014 in the most recent Lonely Planet travel guide.

Research standards

  • For over 40 years, the University of Bradford has developed a unique portfolio of world-class research and knowledge transfer (RKT) in the UK and abroad.
  • 80% of research output is of RAE-rated international quality.

Academic strengths

  • The University is an established research active university dating back to 1966. Key areas of excellence include Healthcare and Life Sciences, Management, Engineering and International Development.
  • Over 70% of the University’s professional courses have Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body recognition giving those degrees a mark of quality that employers understand and value.
  • The University offers fantastic work placement opportunities and maintain a global network of potential employers. It also strongly supports entrepreneurship among its students and graduates.
  • The University has a strong track record of graduates entering professional and managerial level jobs. For example, it is No 1 in Yorkshire for employed graduates obtaining professional & managerial level jobs* (*Relates to UK UG Full-time graduates who are in employment (6 months after graduation). The percentage in professional and managerial employment is a proportion of the total in employment.).
  • The School of Health Studies is ranked in the top 20 of UK institutions for its nursing provision by the Guardian Good University Guide 2013 and is also recognised by a wide range of professional bodies.
  • The School of Management is one of only 58 business schools across the world with the coveted “Triple Crown” of accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), and is therefore ranked amongst the world’s top business schools.
  • The University is only one of a handful of universities accredited by the sector body, Creative Skillset as a Media Academy.
  • Many of the University’s Development, Politics and Peace Studies, Economics academics have a global profile, advising governments, and international and non-governmental organisations around the world. The department hosts one of the prestigious Rotary International Centres in Peace and Conflict Resolution, of which there are only six worldwide.
  • The School of Life Sciences has undergone a £4.3million modernisation of the biomedical science laboratories, the forensic enhancement suite, clinical skills and aseptic suites. It is in the process of developing an Integrated Learning Centre that will feature highly sophisticated human patient simulators and dedicated facilities for scholarship in pathology and anatomy.
  • The research and industry expertise of the academic staff adds an invaluable dimension to the learning experience. For example, academics working on the new 'smart bomb' cancer treatment at the University are also teaching our undergraduate students in areas such as Pharmacy, Drug Discovery, Chemistry and Cancer Pharmacology, and when working on project students have access to the same research labs where these treatments are being developed.

Students' Union

  • It is ranked in the top 20 in the UK in the “Good Students’ Union” category of The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013.


  • The Green is both a lovely place to live and an eco-friendly one as well. Buildings are arranged as a small village, with rooms available in apartments, flats or townhouses. Every building there meets the highest standards of sustainability, meaning it costs very little to heat and light. This has achieved a BREEAM rating of 94.5, the highest score in the world for residential accommodation.