University of Bradford

Bradford, United Kingdom
Website: Founded: 1966 year Type of University:Public 601–800 place StudyQA ranking: 1416 pts. No. Students: 10960 No. Staff: 1200 Languages: English Phone: +44(0)1274 233081
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The University of Bradford is a public, plate glass university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The university received its Royal Charter in 1966, making it the 40th university to be created in Britain, but its origins date back to the early 19th century. 

The university 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 on our doorstep.

With 21% of students coming from more than 125 different countries, the university is used to giving newcomers to Bradford a very warm welcome.

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.

  • Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences (FoMLSS)

  • Faculty of Engineering and Informatics (FoEI)

  • Faculty of Life Sciences (FoLS)

  • Faculty of Health Studies (FoHS)

Originally founded in 1882 as a technical institute, the university ws awarded its Royal Charter by the Queen in 1966. Former Prime Minister Harold Wilson was the first Chancellor of the university, from its founding in 1966 until 1985. He served twice as Prime Minister during that time, first from 1964–70 and then from 1974–76.

The University of Bradford was the first British university to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973, which is currently the world's largest university centre for the study of peace and conflict.

  • Bradford lies at the heart of some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery anywhere in the UK.
  • It is a vibrant and multicultural city, with a population of over half a million people speaking around 70 different languages.
  • The City campus is very close to the centre of Bradford, and the Faculty of Management & Law is set in parkland a couple of miles away from the city.


  • The university has well-stocked libraries and computing facilities.

Student jobs

  • The Student Employment Service helps students find part-time work, on and off campus, and provides application advice and support.
  • There are also paid student internships with regional employers which run over the summer vacation to enhance student employability.
  • Vacancies can also be accessed through the university’s Jobs Online facility.

Careers advice

  • Career and Employability services offer a welcoming environment, where students can access impartial careers information and guidance from a team of experienced staff.
  • Events include weekly employability workshop programmes, employer-led workshops, and termly graduate recruitment and career fairs.

Health services

  • The Bradford Student Health Centre provides a confidential and comprehensive service of healthcare with access to specialist facilities.
  • Students who live in the practice area can register with one of the doctors and make full use of the service.
  • The university is committed to supporting students' health and well-being in relation to their academic progression and their wider university experience.

Counselling services

  • The counselling service provides a free and confidential service to all students. It is completely independent, and no information is shared with any staff or students.
  • The service offers initial appointments and drop-in sessions to give students the opportunity for immediate support, and to explore how further counselling may be of benefit.

Disability support

  • The Disability Service provides support, information, advice and guidance for disabled students, including students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
  • Comprehensive screening for specific learning difficulties is also offered.

Students' Union

  • Every student is automatically a member of the University of Bradford Students' Union (UBU).
  • Students can expand their skills through sports, societies, media activities or volunteering, meet new friends or get academic or social advice and support.
  • Students become part of the university’s fun and supportive community, Team Bradford. Team Bradford ensures that time at Bradford is about more than just achieving a degree.

The University of Bradford provides high quality teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 silver), underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow's problems. In the top five universities in Yorkshire & the Humber (The Complete University Guide 2019), 96% of its research and innovation was deemed internationally significant in the latest REF framework exercise.

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