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University of Bradford

4.2 out of 5 (59 ratings / 54 reviews) Bradford, England, United Kingdom
The University of Bradford has so much to offer: close-knit, friendly campus, approachable lecturers, understanding and helpful support services, a lively community of sports and societies, and a culturally diverse city. Great thing happen here and not all of them in the classroom. Using our expertise to make a real difference to people’s day-to-day lives is at the heart of all we do. 

Bachelor's programmes



Innovative from the start, the University's forebear, The Mechanics Institute, was founded in 1832 in response to the need in the city for workers with cutting-edge skills relevant to the workplace. In 1957 Bradford Institute of Technology was established to take over the higher education role of Bradford Technical College.



  • Engineering & Informatics
  • Health Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Management, Law & Social Sciences


The University of Bradford is a technology university with over 50 years of cutting-edge research experience. Our research is ranked in the top 50 in the UK (HEFCE, 2014) for research quality with three quarters being classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.


At the University of Bradford we ensure all our students gain exposure to the world of work - through placements, sandwich years, industry-standard equipment and talks by leading experts - while our courses have been designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to succeed in your chosen career.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
601 -10
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
801 -200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1050 -93
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

With our friendly, professional staff and world-class facilities, we’ll offer you all the support and advice you need to progress through your studies and on into the world of work - both academically and personally.

Housing services

As long as you apply on time, you are guaranteed a room at The Green student village located on City Campus.

Private accommodation in Bradford
  • Many of our students choose to live in privately-rented accommodation near the University and in the surrounding areas after their first year.

Library services

Library Resources

  • OpenAthens Account
  • eBooks
  • Bradford Scholars
  • Databases
  • EndNote
  • Exam Papers Online
  • Journals
  • Masters Dissertations
  • New Books and Books on Order
  • Reading Lists
  • Reference

ICT services

Software for home useThe University has licence agreements which allow its members to download some software for home use.

  • Office 365 ProPlus
  • Bradford OnTheHub
  • AntiVirus
  • SPSS
  • NVivo
  • Minitab

Medical services

The University of Bradford Nursery was established in April 1992 to offer affordable childcare to University of Bradford students and staff members. We continue to offer both affordable and quality early educational experiences to children from 12 weeks to 5 years.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Unique is the University of Bradford's sports centre. Students benefit from reduced membership fees, with peak and off-peak options.

  • 25m heated swimming pool
  • Gym fitness suite
  • Sports hall
  • MUGA pitches
  • Climbing wall
  • Squash courts


Many of our courses have professional, statutory or regulatory body accreditation or approval. This means your degree has a mark of quality, and you can become a member of the accrediting body when you graduate.

Student Reviews

I graduated in 2019 for a pharmacy undergraduate diploma course and qualified as a pharmacy technician from Gulu university in Uganda. This then gave me greater knowledge and experience in the clinical field with alot of voluntary and internship work carr
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I deferred my offer to September 2021 due to financial hardships, But for the moment as per my interactions with the university staff and the students. They are so friendly and encouraging.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nobody could have predicted a global health crisis. While I've found all my professor intelligent and well driven, the pandemic made the already impersonal interactions inaccessible. The school of management enjoys triple accredited which is a credible factor in favor of the university. But the lack of in person classes and practical training was disappointing.

I anyone who come to Bradford will excel and will compete globally
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoy it excellent both in terms of academic standard, employability and social inclusion

Bradford, England, United Kingdom

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