University of Bradford


The University of Bradford received its Charter in 1966, becoming the 40th University in the UK. However, its origins lie as The Mechanics Institute, founded in 1832. The university has recently spent over £120 million on refurbishing the campus and student facilities, most recently building the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics focused STEM Centre for £1.5 million. 

Teaching and research are organised into five Faculties located across two campuses in the city of Bradford, one of the ten largest cities in the UK. The Faculty of Management & Law is located near the idyllic Lister Park approximately 5km from the city centre. The Faculties of Engineering & Informatics, Life Sciences, Health Studies and Social Sciences are situated on the main campus, which is right in the heart of Bradford. 

The University is committed to providing education with practical application, and 100% of undergraduate students gain exposure to the world of work. To this end, over 70% of our courses are accredited, recognised or approved by a professional, statutory or regulatory body. The University of Bradford also offers placement opportunities, sandwich courses and the opportunity to study abroad through worldwide exchange links and membership of ISEP and Erasmus+. The university pioneers cutting-edge research in world-class facilities with real-world applications. The high-tech learning environment is open to all students, with interactive e-learning on their “digital campus” alongside traditional lecture and laboratory based learning.


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £15,500
  • Estimated living costs - £12,000
  • Minimum IELTS score - 4.5
  • Student satisfaction - 83
  • Employment prospects - 79
  • International student ratio - 21%



  • The Times: 76
  • The Guardian: 75
  • QS World Rankings: 601-650
  • Complete University Guide: 58