University of Bradford

Bradford, England


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. There are two campuses: the main campus located on Richmond Road and the School of Management, at Emm Lane.

The student population includes 8,045 undergraduate and 2,915 postgraduate students.[3] Mature students make up around a third of the undergraduate community. 22% of students are foreign, and come from over 110 different countries. There were 14,406 applications to the university through UCAS in 2010, of which 3,421 were accepted.

It 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.

The university’s origins date back to the Mechanics Institute, founded in 1832, formed in response to the need in the city for workers with skills relevant to the workplace. In 1882, the institute became the Bradford Technical College. In 1957, the Bradford Institute of Technology, was formed as a College of Advanced Technology to take on the running of higher education courses. Construction of the Richmond Building, the largest building on campus, began in 1963. The Horton Building and Chesham building were subsequently added, on the opposite side of Richmond Road.

The Charter of Incorporation was granted in 1966, to create the University of Bradford; the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson became the university’s first chancellor.

61 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1966
Size Medium
10,960 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of undergraduate courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 9,500
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available

Regional (UK
EU and International)


Academic Excellence Scholarships for EU Students
Total Worth up to £3,000 (over the duration of a three-year degree)
Eligibility and Requirements All EU students who achieve AAA or higher in their A Levels or equivalent (from three Level 3 qualifications only). Students must be domiciled in the EU. Students must be commencing on their first, full time undergraduate degree programme in September 2019. If you already hold a degree, you cannot be considered for the scholarship.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
Other Details Students studying on an undergraduate degree programme for more than three years would receive funding for the additional years subject to satisfactory progression (excluding any years you are paying a reduced fee, for example when you are on a sandwich year). There are is no limit to the number of scholarships available – all students who are eligible will receive the award.
International Academic Excellence Fee Scholarships
Total Worth £2,500, £3,000 or £3,500
Eligibility and Requirements Incoming undergraduate students from all other countries excluding EU countries
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details Country equivalent of AAA at A-level will result in a £2,500 fee scholarship. The scholarship will be paid in subsequent years if progressing with an average of 60% or above. Students from one of the countries eligible for the Country Specific Scholarship will receive a £3,000 fee scholarship.
Family Loyalty Discount
Total Worth 10% off the course fees for each year of a full-time course
Eligibility and Requirements You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at the University of Bradford. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as an International (non-EU) student. Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common. Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage. Spouses: you cannot become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details When two or more family members register at the same time the family discount is split between them, i.e. two family members would each receive a 5% discount.