University of Bradford

The Faculty of Life Sciences covers a broad range of disciplines including medical sciences, pharmacy, optometry, archaeology, chemistry, forensic science and environmental sciences.



Innovative from the start, the University's forebear, The Mechanics Institute, was founded in 1832 in response to the need in the city for workers with cutting-edge skills relevant to the workplace. In 1957 Bradford Institute of Technology was established to take over the higher education role of Bradford Technical College.



  • Engineering & Informatics
  • Health Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Management & Law
  • Social Sciences


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.


At the University of Bradford we ensure all our undergraduate students gain exposure to the world of work - through placements, sandwich years, industry-standard equipment and talks by leading experts - while our courses have been designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to succeed in your chosen career.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (10)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Social Sciences (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)

University Ranking

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Student services

With our friendly, professional staff and world-class facilities, we’ll offer you all the support and advice you need to progress through your studies and on into the world of work - both academically and personally.

Housing services

As long as you apply on time, you are guaranteed a room at The Green student village located on City Campus.

Private accommodation in Bradford
  • Many of our students choose to live in privately-rented accommodation near the University and in the surrounding areas after their first year.

Library services

Library Resources

  • OpenAthens Account
  • eBooks
  • Bradford Scholars
  • Databases
  • EndNote
  • Exam Papers Online
  • Journals
  • Masters Dissertations
  • New Books and Books on Order
  • Reading Lists
  • Reference

ICT services

Software for home useThe University has licence agreements which allow its members to download some software for home use.

  • Office 365 ProPlus
  • Bradford OnTheHub
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise Desktop Apps (for staff)
  • AntiVirus
  • SPSS
  • NVivo
  • Minitab

Medical services

The University of Bradford Nursery was established in April 1992 to offer affordable childcare to University of Bradford students and staff members. We have now been opened for 22 years and continue to offer both affordable and quality early educational experiences to children from 12 weeks to 5 years.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Unique is the University of Bradford's sports centre. Students benefit from reduced membership fees, with peak and off-peak options.

  • 25m heated swimming poolGym.
  • fitness suite
  • sports hall
  • MUGA pitches
  • climbing wall
  • beauty treatments
  • activities for children
  • squash courts

Bradford, England, United Kingdom