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.

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BSc

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This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the causes of human disease, how these produce symptoms and the effects of disease on the structure and function ... [+]

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Biomedical Science is the in-depth study of human biology in both normal and disease states.

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the causes of human disease, how these produce symptoms and the effects of disease on the structure and function of human cells, tissues, and the whole organism. Students learn both current techniques used in the study of human diseases in the NHS, and innovative technologies under development for experimental treatments.

The University of Bradford is in the top 50 universities for research in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with world class researchers undertaking the research-informed teaching.

Recent investment in the Digital Health Zone allows students to access the latest techniques in digital anatomy and pathology, including carrying out digital dissection using technology only available in six UK Universities.... [-]

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The three-year full-time degree in Nursing leads to a professional nursing qualification and eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This is a pra ... [+]

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The three-year full-time degree in Nursing leads to a professional nursing qualification and eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This is a practical, patient-centred course with equal amounts of theory and clinical practice which enables students to experience different aspects of healthcare.

Nursing at Bradford was given 96% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.

Spanning the rural Yorkshire Dales to inner-city districts, no other area of the UK offers the rich diversity of clinical experience available through the University and its partner Trusts.

Throughout your studies you will be taught by a team of professional nurses supported by other staff at the Faculty of Health Studies, and have access to a suite of purpose-built practice simulation suites, which allow you to be taught and to practise your core clinical skills, from bed making, moving patients and taking blood pressure to giving injections, ward rounds and dispensing medication, and simulation of the seriously ill person using our interactive models.... [-]

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Our Occupational Therapy programme offers you an active, collaborative learning experience in a friendly, supportive environment. You’ll gain the theoretical understandin ... [+]

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Our Occupational Therapy programme offers you an active, collaborative learning experience in a friendly, supportive environment.

You’ll gain the theoretical understanding and hands-on practical experience you need to become a professional Occupational Therapist.

You develop knowledge of:

occupational needs of people and populations professional skills to address barriers to occupation maintaining and enhancing peoples occupational performance

Occupational Therapists help people recover from physical or mental illness, supporting them to live their life to the fullest.

You’ll work with both adults and children in a range of health and social care settings, finding creative solutions to day-to-day problems.... [-]

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Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with examination, diagnosis and treatment of the human visual system. In our ageing population, the demand for eye care is ... [+]

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Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with examination, diagnosis and treatment of the human visual system.

In our ageing population, the demand for eye care is expected to increase, and optometrists are ideally placed to help meet this demand.

The programme is based on both fundamental academic sciences as well as detailed clinical and practical studies. The emphasis is very much on the optometric service to patients.

You will see patients in the University's own eye clinic, and attend local hospitals where you are instructed in the recognition and management of eye disease by senior ophthalmologists.

Our three-year programme enables you to progress towards practising as a registered optometrist - you will need to complete a year's pre-registration training after graduation in order to do this.... [-]

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Physiotherapy plays an essential part in the overall health and well-being of a wide range of patients. Physiotherapists work with a diverse caseload across all healthcar ... [+]

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Physiotherapy plays an essential part in the overall health and well-being of a wide range of patients. Physiotherapists work with a diverse caseload across all healthcare settings, often as part of multidisciplinary teams.

As a student at Bradford, you’ll develop the skills you need to take a key role in the management of both acute and long term conditions, helping restore and maintain function and activity and prevention of injury or illness.

The Bradford approach emphasises the integration and application of theory and practice to produce an adaptable, innovative graduate with excellent professional skills who can use a research-based, evaluative, problem-solving approach to physiotherapy practice. ... [-]

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Apply professional engineering knowledge to understand, modify and control biological systems on this 4-year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree, including a sandwi ... [+]

Apply professional engineering knowledge to understand, modify and control biological systems on this 4-year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree, including a sandwich placement year in industry.

You’ll study disciplines such as:

rehabilitation engineering – prosthetic/orthotic devices biomaterials and implant design tissue engineering and wound repair for artificial organs genomic coding and genetic engineering medical technology – design and manufacturing

All teaching is informed by the latest research and is delivered by experienced medical engineers and clinical scientists. You’ll also gain professional insight from leading industry partners and hands-on practical experience in our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories.... [-]

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This new four-year programme is designed for students wishing to develop knowledge and skills specifically relevant to sport and exercise settings, as well as more tradit ... [+]

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This new four-year programme is designed for students wishing to develop knowledge and skills specifically relevant to sport and exercise settings, as well as more traditional physiotherapy environments.

Graduates gain a professional Master's qualification in physiotherapy, opening up a range of career opportunities as a physiotherapist in the sport, exercise and health and wellbeing sectors. It also provides the foundation for a further research study.

MPhysiotherapy Sport and Exercise Medicine contains all the modules from the University’s highly regarded BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme. This curriculum is extended with additional sport and exercise specific modules, enhanced research and the opportunity to gain a sport first aid qualification – enhancing your prospects of working in a sports specific environment.... [-]

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MSc

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Advanced Dementia Studies is a part-time distance learning programme. By studying online you will have the flexibility to fit your studies around your working life and le ... [+]

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Advanced Dementia Studies is a part-time distance learning programme. By studying online you will have the flexibility to fit your studies around your working life and learn from and with students from around the world.

MSc Advanced Dementia Studies - 3 years PGDip Advanced Dementia Studies - 2 years PGCert Dementia Studies - 1 year

The programme has been designed to develop you as a leader in your field of dementia care and enable you to use the best evidence available to support your work. We adopt a human rights perspective to understanding the experience of people living with dementia and encourage multidisciplinary team-working and service user engagement. Our programme is underpinned by cutting-edge research.... [-]

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The programme is designed to provide you with a 'state-of-the-art' course in modern cancer pharmacology that meets the demand of employers and provides an expert view of ... [+]

This is an exciting time to be involved in cancer therapeutics. Based on a greater understanding of the molecular aspects of cancer, new opportunities for therapeutic intervention have emerged that are effective 'target orientated'. These new therapeutics are quite distinct from the classical chemotherapeutic agents and they offer the prospect of truly selective cancer therapies that are tailored towards the individual patient's tumour. Cancer pharmacology plays a key role in drug development. In both the laboratory and the clinic, cancer pharmacology has had to adapt to the changing face of drug development by establishing experimental models and target orientated approaches.

The programme is designed to provide you with a 'state-of-the-art' course in modern cancer pharmacology that meets the demand of employers and provides an expert view of the available cancer medicines and the development of new cancer therapies.... [-]

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This full-time Master's programme provides a comprehensive overview of drug safety practices within the drug development process. It addresses key aspects of preclinical ... [+]

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This full-time Master's programme provides a comprehensive overview of drug safety practices within the drug development process.

It addresses key aspects of preclinical drug evaluation through the study of:

Drug discovery and development Safety pharmacology Mechanisms of drug-induced toxicities Regulatory affairs Bioanalytical Sciences

It will give you state-of-the-art training in preclinical toxicology, with an emphasis on the molecular in vitro and in vivo aspects of toxicology and safety pharmacology assessments.

As part of the programme, you will undertake an original research project that will be the basis of your dissertation.

Delivered at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, an internationally renowned research institution, the programme gives you the skills you need for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or regulatory bodies, along with the foundations for PhD study.... [-]

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This programme is designed to help you progress as a healthcare professional. It will give you both the skills and the professional qualification you need to apply for mo ... [+]

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This programme is designed to help you progress as a healthcare professional. It will give you both the skills and the professional qualification you need to apply for more senior leadership and management positions within the health and social care.

Our team of experienced academics and practitioners focus on competent management and effective leadership, giving students from both clinical and managerial backgrounds the tools required to deliver service improvement and sustainable change in health and social care settings.

The programme is suitable for those working in both clinical and non-clinical roles:

those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors who wish to pursue managerial opportunities those working within the health and social care or voluntary sector in roles such as commissioning, quality improvement, clinical auditing or risk management who are looking to take the next step in their career ... [-]
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This Medical Bioscience course is designed to allow students to specialise in one key area of human disease from Cancer Biology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Cell Biolog ... [+]

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Biomedical Sciences involves a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human health and disease.

This range of biological and molecular sciences underpins the scientific basis of investigating the human body in health and disease, enabling diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.

There is a demand for graduates with advanced biomedical training able to apply their skills to research, education, regulatory approval, diagnostic services and the commercialisation of biomedical information.

This Medical Bioscience course is designed to allow students to specialise in one key area of human disease from Cancer Biology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Cell Biology or Medical Microbiology.... [-]

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The MSc Nursing Studies (International) is a theoretically focused programme, developed specifically for the international student working towards an advanced practice ro ... [+]

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Nurses worldwide are at the forefront of innovation and development in health and social care delivery. There are increasing demands on nurses to cope with advances in technology and role change whilst drawing on evidence-based practice and working in dynamic environments to ensure the best-quality outcomes for their patients.

In the current climate of international mobility, the ability to work effectively with people of varied cultures has become essential, as healthcare delivery may conflict with patients’ cultural beliefs, standards and practices.

The MSc Nursing Studies (International) is a theoretically focused programme, developed specifically for the international student working towards an advanced practice role. The vision for this Award is to develop nurses/midwives who are able to actively engage in lifelong learning, work effectively with people of varied cultures, beliefs, and practices and evaluate evidence-based practice and literature to inform, advance and lead practice and service delivery.... [-]

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This programme is unique as it combines the study of pharmaceutical technology, including pharmaceutical sciences, and medicines control. It has been designed to provide ... [+]

This programme is unique as it combines the study of pharmaceutical technology, including pharmaceutical sciences, and medicines control.

It has been designed to provide you with advanced theoretical knowledge of sciences that are related to disciplines in pharmaceutical sciences and give you the skills you need for laboratory work in this area.

These disciplines include the development of pharmaceutical formulation, with particular emphasis on the technology used in the pharmaceutical process and the development and production of medicines. This focus leads to an emphasis on the processes and procedures for clinical trials that are needed for licensing and regulation.

Medicines control is an important element of this programme. It encompasses drug regulations, drug licensing, drug testing, and safety. You will learn about the key processes involved in structured enforcement and inspection standards through the application of quality assurance. You will also gain knowledge and develop skills related to pharmaceutical supply chains and pharmacovigilance, including the safe and proper use of medicines.... [-]

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This research-led Master's course is designed to enable you to understand the biology behind, and applications of, a cutting edge area of the biosciences - regenerative m ... [+]

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This research-led Master's course is designed to enable you to understand the biology behind, and applications of, a cutting edge area of the biosciences - regenerative medicine - using the skin as the main focus.

Regenerative medicine aims to treat human disease by producing replacement cells, tissues or organs. It involves a group of new technologies based on the use of stem cells. This area is currently at an early stage but is developing rapidly due to the recent ability to manipulate specialised adult stem cells to revert to a more embryonic-like stage which can produce all cell types.

The skin is a particularly useful model as it contains very active stem cells and is a relatively accessible source of human cells. The unique human regenerative capacity of the hair follicle is particularly interesting. Follicles shed their hairs during frequent growth cycles regenerating new replacements; these may resemble previous ones or different in size and/or colour (e.g. beard hairs replacing tiny facial hairs).... [-]

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Master

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Our innovative and award-winning degree programme, delivered predominately by Team-Based Learning (TBL), has been designed by pharmacists, educators, students and employe ... [+]

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At the University of Bradford, we've been teaching pharmacy since 1927, and are experts in preparing students for the world of clinical practice.

Our innovative and award-winning degree programme, delivered predominately by Team-Based Learning (TBL), has been designed by pharmacists, educators, students and employers to ensure that you will graduate not only with the necessary knowledge and skills of a pharmacy graduate, but also with the confidence, communication, team-working, and problem-solving skills needed to secure employment. Our classes simulate the workplace and you will work in small teams to solve real-world problems, many of which are brought into the classroom from pharmacy practice by our team of pharmacist teacher-practitioners.... [-]

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The Bradford MPH is designed for those looking to move into public health, policy or community development at a senior level, and is suitable for candidates from diverse ... [+]

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The Bradford MPH is designed for those looking to move into public health, policy or community development at a senior level, and is suitable for candidates from diverse undergraduate study backgrounds and/or professional experience.

The programme develops students into future healthcare leaders who understand health policy, community change, human behaviour change, or health service design.

The programme places emphasis on leadership and strategic thinking developed through comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research, analysis and evaluation. It is tailored to the demographic and epidemiological challenges of contemporary urban societies - the diseases of affluence and ageing, and the marginalized and vulnerable populations produced by these kinds of settings.... [-]

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We invite applications from enthusiastic research students wishing to explore an aspect of practice related to our research clusters. ... [+]

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We invite applications from enthusiastic research students wishing to explore an aspect of practice related to our research clusters.

Living well with dementia Inclusion and diversity Management, quality and safety End of life care Health inequalities Health technologies

Explore the areas above to find details of available projects, potential supervisors, and current students.

You are welcome to contact staff within the Faculty who work within your area of interest to discuss your research ideas before submitting your application and research proposal.

We welcome applications for postgraduate research degrees all year round and will consider alternative starting dates when the timing doesn't fit with our two enrolment intake dates: October and February.... [-]

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Apply to study your PhD at the Bradford School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, which encompasses multidisciplinary research in the Centre of Pharmaceutical Engineering ... [+]

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Apply to study your PhD at the Bradford School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, which encompasses multidisciplinary research in the Centre of Pharmaceutical Engineering Science and is also research active in the following areas:

Education Innovation Research & Development Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences Medicines Optimisation Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

You are welcome to contact the listed supervisors before submitting your applications - contact details are listed under each project.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) rated 92% of our research as of international quality/world-leading.... [-]

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