Inspired by our past to help shape your future

With 50 years of academic excellence behind us as a University, we have continued to grow our international reputation and course provision. We have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, our students, and of society as a whole.

Bradford was the first university outside London to offer part-time degree courses, and our courses are designed in response to the changing business, social, scientific and environmental landscape.

From the first modern Business School, which has an international reputation, to the first Peace Studies degree, we continue to offer relevant, practical and useful learning for all our students.

Today our associations with employers have expanded across the globe. Our collaborations range from associations with local employers through our employer engagement initiatives, to overseas partnerships including those in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Pakistan and India.

"You can be confident of your University developing in the future with the same dynamism as has been shown in the past – educating men and women who receive education and training relevant to the needs of our changing society."

Harold Wilson
former Prime Minister and our first Chancellor

Strategies, Policies, Mission and Values

Everything the University does, no matter how small, forms a part of our mission as an institution and our corporate strategy.

Our values and policies are in place to make sure that, in achieving our goals, we do so as fairly and as well as possible.

Our vision of a sustainable campus

At the University of Bradford we are committed to sustainability and have won recognition for our sustainable campus, and we are one of the world's leading Ecoversities.

Our vision includes meeting four core objectives:

Working towards sustainable education

Shaping a more sustainable future by engaging students, staff, the local community and employers on the skills and knowledge needed in the pursuit of sustainable development.

Working towards a healthy environment

Protecting the environment by minimising our resource use and emissions whilst also enhancing the surrounding environment.

Working towards social wellbeing

Creating a greener, safer environment in which our students, staff and the local community can live, interact, study, and be active.

Working towards a thriving economy

Developing research, innovation and knowledge transfer to bring greater prosperity to our students, the University, City and Region.

Research

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.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

University of Bradford

The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a pre-degree access foundation year programme designed specifically for international students who do not have the ... [+]

The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a pre-degree access foundation year programme designed specifically for international students who do not have the necessary qualifications for registration directly onto a degree course.

Unlike many foundation year courses, successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress onto a wide range of the University's undergraduate degrees. You can study modules that meet the entry requirements for courses in health, nursing, computer science, media, social sciences, business, and law.

The programme enables you to communicate and study effectively at the undergraduate level. We will help you to develop:

advanced English language skills (both general and subject-specific English) higher level study skills subject related knowledge ... [-]
United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus

Foundation Year

University of Bradford

The Engineering International Foundation Year gives you the skills you need to start an Engineering degree if you do not currently have the necessary mathematics or scien ... [+]

The Engineering International Foundation Year gives you the skills you need to start an Engineering degree if you do not currently have the necessary mathematics or science qualifications.

You will need an IELTS of 5.5 in English to study the programme.

Successful completion enables you to go onto the first year of any of the following BEng courses:

Chemical Engineering Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanical Engineering Biomedical Engineering

If you achieve a grade of 70% or above you are also able to progress directly to our four or five-year integrated Master’s programmes (MEng).

The Foundation Year gives you a strong grounding in Engineering fundamentals of mathematics, physics and materials. You’ll get an overview of each Engineering area, enabling you to choose the right discipline for you.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus