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University of Bradford

About University of Bradford

An institution of mechanics, the University of Bradford was established in 1832 and is now an open university. The plate-glass university became the 40th university to be founded in England in 1966 after receiving its formal registration. The institution, which has a history dating back to the early 19th century, currently has two campuses at Emm Lane and Richmond Road. Bradford has also been named the United Kingdom's City of Culture 2025. Bradford, one of the youngest cities in the UK, now has the chance to communicate with the rest of the world in its own words.

The institution, which is located in West Yorkshire's Bradford district, educates more than 8,000 undergraduate and 2,900 postgraduate students, 15% of whom are international and represent more than 150 different nations. More than 14,400 UCAS applications were submitted to the institution in 2010, and 3,421 of them were accepted.

The University of Bradford has been named one of the top universities in the world for Employability, Student Welcome Experience, Value for Money, and Student Life in the recently released International Student Barometer 2021 results. The University of Bradford was ranked first (#1) in the UK and globally for its Careers and Employability Service, first (#1) in the UK and globally for both training and support, as well as the overall arrival experience, first (#1) in the UK and second (#2) globally for work placements, and first (#1) in the UK and second (#2) globally for its visa advice out of 18 UK higher education institutions and 96 higher education institutions worldwide. In the categories of pre-arrival information, careers fairs, networking opportunities, and possibilities to network with alumni, the university was named first (#1) in the UK. On the official university website, the study's findings are detailed.

The university offers five faculties, which were formerly known as schools but were renamed in 2014 after becoming sub-units. On the city campus, four of the five faculties are located. Engineering & Informatics, Computing, Informatics and Media, Engineering, Design & Technology, Health Studies, Life Sciences, Management, Law & Social Science, and Social and International Studies are some of these faculties. Additionally, it established the world's largest university centre for peace studies in 1973, becoming the first British university to do so.

The University of Bradford Students' Union, or UBU, is the student organisation run by the university. The union provides various clubs and groups, counselling services, and sporting events. The union is housed at the campus' Student Central building, which is flanked by shops and restaurants. Additionally, there is a Blackwell bookstore on campus where students can purchase books and stationery. It also operates Ramair, one of the oldest student radio stations in the nation, which is a radio station. Additionally, it publishes the Bradford Student Cinema, a student newspaper.

Numerous students who were successfully graduated from the institution are now actively contributing to the growth of many facets of society. Melih Abdulhayoglu, the founder and CEO of Comodo Group, Rinchinnyamyn Amarjargal, the former prime minister of Mongolia, Nick Baines, a broadcaster and a bishop of Bradford and Leeds, Amjad Bashir, a conservative member of the European Parliament, and John Beaman are a few of the well-known individuals (Channel Islands politician).

University of Bradford Campus 

The university now maintains two campuses located at Emm Lane and on Richmond Road named Main City Campus and Emm Lane Campus

Facilities in Campus

  • A theatre
  • art gallery 
  • music centre
  • Sports centre with gym, swimming pool and climbing wall.
  • £40 million award-winning accommodation in The Green.
  • £6 million Norcroft Building for biochemical, pharmaceutical and chemical research
  • Cancer research building for tumour biology, cancer pharmacology and medicinal chemistry as well as commercial incubator units.
  • 24-hour library .
  • Disability service
  • Counselling service
  • Chaplaincy and faith advisers
  • An on-campus nursery

Location Specialities 

Bradford sits at the heart of some of Britain's most spectacular and dramatic sceneries.

The main campus of Bradford University is within walking distance to the center of town. Leeds, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are less than an hour's drive apart, supported by an outstanding public transport network. The rural area is within walking distance from the City Center.

University of Bradford Accommodation

For first year students who make Bradford their first choice, accommodation is guaranteed; applications must be made by the stated deadline.

Accommodation is at the Green, the student village built with a budget of £40 million based on the City campus planned for an environmentally sustainable living. At the College and University Business Officers Awards, as well as the world's most environmentally friendly building, it has been voted the best accommodation in UK.

Alternate rooms are available in private quarters, conventional student houses, and near-university apartments.

University of Bradford Awards 

  • Queens Anniversary Prize for work in Dementia (2016)
  • Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) for Pharmacy Curriculum Team (2018)
  • Athena Swan Bronze Award for tackling women's inequality in Higher Education (2016)

University of Bradford Ranking

  • 105th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 71st in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Teaching Quality

  • Rated with silver in Teaching Excellence Framework 2017
  • Student Teacher Ratio ( Number of students per staff)

Academic Divisions

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

Why University of Bradford?


The University of Bradford is a technology university with over 50 years of cutting-edge research experience. 

Triple Accreditation

Triple Accredited Business School: School of Management 

Top Rated Courses.

 Top 10 in UK for Chemical Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2020) Top 10 in UK for Forensic Science, Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, and Physiotherapy (Complete University Guide 2020) Top 20 in the UK for Forensic Science & Archaeology, Nursing & Midwifery, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Sports Sciences (Guardian University League Tables 2020) Top 20 in the UK for Archaeology (Complete University Guide 2020)

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • Bradford is within walking distance of Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle, the scenic Yorkshire Coastline and the Peak District, Lake District and Moors National Parks in North Yorkshire.
  • There is a local international airport, as well as excellent transport connections to London, just under three hours from Bradford.

University of Bradford Financial Aid

  • The university invests over 4 million GBP in scholarships every year. Financial support for international students include grants, scholarships, student jobs, and graduate fellowships.
  • Grants of up to 2000 GBP are available to help students with essential living costs.
  • Few examples of scholarships exclusive to international students include:
    • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Indian students: This scholarship is an award to all self-funding Indian students who meet the eligibility requirement. Each award is valued at 3,500 GBP as a fee reduction.
    • Chevening Scholarship: Chevening Scholarship is funded by the UK Government to award international postgraduate students to develop global leaders. The amount covers full Scholarship which includes flights, accommodation, and course fees.
    • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to international masters students from the commonwealth nations. The amount varies.
    • Commonwealth Open Awards: These aids are open to most students from low-income Commonwealth countries.
    • Fulbright Scholarships: With varying amounts, these scholarships are sponsored by the Fulbright program
    • AHRC Heritage Consortium Master's Studentship: This scholarship is only one in number and it is awarded to international students in graduate taught programs. The amount is roughly estimated to be 8,933 GBP.

Famous Aluminis

  • Melih Abdulhayoglu (founder and CEO Comodo Group), 
  • Rinchinnyamyn Amarjargal (former PM of Mongolia),
  •  Nick Baines (bishop of Bradford, bishop of Leeds and broadcaster), 
  • Amjad Bashir (conservative Member of the European Parliament) 
  • John Beaman (Channel Islands politician).

English language Requirements:


  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • TOEFL – 80 overall with 18 in Reading , 17 in Listening and Writing and 20 in Speaking.
  • PTE – 55 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.


  • IELTS – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 6.0
  • TOEFL – 94 overall with 17 Listening and Writing, 20 in Speaking, 18 in reading.
  • PTE – 60 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on Entry Requirements, Click HERE.

University of Bradford Highlights

Type of institute Public
Courses offered Undergraduate and graduate.
Mode of program Online and on-campus
Housing facilities Available
Financial aid Scholarships, loans, and grants.
Mode of application Online
Alumni strength 140,000
Student population 10,000+

University of Bradford Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

The table below mentions the cost of attendance for 42 to 51 weeks. The cost may vary according to the needs of individuals.

Items Amount per annum (GBP)
Tuition and fees 15,000-22,000
Accommodation 2,140 – 6,080
Food, toiletries, and laundry (based on 50 per week) 2,100-2,550
Books and supplies 420-510
Mobile phone 420-510
Local Travel 420-510
Setup costs 500
Insurance for personal possessions 70
Estimated total 21,070-32,460

University of Bradford Application Process

Application fee: 20-25 GBP

Supporting documents:

  • Official transcripts of high school or college.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Scores of Standardized exams to study in the UK. (GRE/GMAT)
  • CV or resume.
  • Letters of reference (2)
  • Work experience (graduates only)

English Proficiency Test Scores

Requirements vary per program but below are the general requirements

Tests Minimum scores
IELTS 6.0 overall with nothing less than 5.0 in all components or 5.5 in each of the components for Tier 4 visa applicants
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English ISEII with Distinction in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, or ISE III with Pass in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall with at least 18 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking for Tier 4 visa applicants
Pearson PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) Overall of 55, with at least 46 in each of the four components or 51 in all components for Tier 4 visa applicants
Cambridge Advanced Certificate and Cambridge Proficiency Certificate Grade C

Note: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the university temporarily accepts TOEFL at Home test, LanguageCert exam, and Linguaskill English test.

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Bradford Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 17,875


£ 17,730

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 5,560

Campus accommodation

£ 4,510

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.