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University of Bradford

- United Kingdom

Overview

In 1882 when we began as Bradford Technical College, Bradford was the textile capital of the world, its renowned products reaching the four corners of the globe. Today, our world-class teaching reaches out to those same four corners, bringing students from over 110 nations together in one place of learning excellence.

Innovative from the start, the University's forebear, The Mechanics Institute, founded in 1832. was formed 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 the Bradford Technical College. This heritage of making knowledge work has continued to the present day as we continue to respond to the needs of employers and proudly boast being the number one university for graduate employment in the north of England and number two in the UK.

In 1966, Bradford Institute of Technology was granted a Royal Charter to become the University of Bradford and the 40th university to be created in Britain, making us one of the 'old' universities. Harold Wilson, the then British Prime Minister, became our first Chancellor and the University began to grow steadily, increasing student numbers and the range of vocationally relevant courses on offer. Bradford is now a more popular choice then ever for students who want to give their career the best possible start. The student population has leapt from 2,000 in 1966 to over 10,000 people today, including a lively postgraduate population of 2,250.

We have always been pioneering in our course provision, being the first British University to offer a Peace Studies degree and to set up a modern Business School and the first UK University outside London to offer part time degree courses. New courses have been founded in response to an ever-changing landscape of educational needs. Many of these are interdisciplinary in character such as Environmental Science, Technology and Management, and Interdisciplinary Human Studies. Others, such as Design for Computer Games, Forensic Science and Medical Engineering, keep pace with scientific development and the needs of employers.

With almost 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.

 


Faculties

School of Engineering and Informatics

School of Health Studies

School of Life Sciences

School of Management

School of Social and International Studies


English Requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be admitted onto any of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses. We accept the following qualifications which are available internationally:

IELTS (The International English Language Testing System)

This is administered by the British Council and is the preferred English language test by the University. You will need to achieve an Overall Band score of at least6.0*, with at least 5.5 in each of the four sub-tests (speaking, listening, reading, writing).

Testing facilities are available at most British Council overseas offices. When you take your test, you should ask for a copy of your Test Report Form to be sent to the University. Further information can be found on the IELTS website.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

This is administered by ETS (Educational Testing Service) in the USA. You will need to achieve an overall score of at least 80*, and sub-tests not less than 18 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

Testing facilities are available at various centres across the world, and can be found on the TOEFL website. When you take your test, you should ask for a copy of your results to be sent to the University. You will need to enter the University's code (0828) on your answer sheet for your results to be sent directly to us.

Please note that this test is only accepted for degree-level programmes or above, and therefore cannot be used for English courses (e.g. Pre-Sessional English courses) or Foundation Years.

Pearson PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English)

This is administered by Pearson and is approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). You will need to achieve an overall score of at least 55*, with at least 51 in each of the four sub-tests (speaking, listening, reading, writing).

You must nominate the University of Bradford to receive your results, otherwise the University will not be able to verify your score.

Other qualifications which may be accepted

The IELTS and Pearson tests are the most common, but there are other English language qualifications which may be accepted. For example, the University of Bradford also recognises:

  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate - grade C or above
  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate - grade C or above
  • Integrated Skills in English, Trinity College London - ISEII with Distinction in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Integrated Skills in English, Trinity College London - ISEIII with Pass in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

* Please note that some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University standard requirements.

 


Scholarships

2014/15 Entry

The below scholarships are available for international students

Scholarship

Eligible students

Country specific scholarships

Prospective students

International Academic Excellence Scholarships

Prospective students

Scholarships for China

Prospective students

Scholarships for Japan

Prospective students

Scholarships for South Korea

Prospective students

School of Management MBA Scholarships

Prospective students

University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship -now closed for 2014/15

Prospective students

Bestway Foundation Scholarships for students from Pakistan - now closed for 2014/15

Prospective students

Chevening Scholarship (external link) - now closed for 2014/15

Prospective students

Peace Scholarships - the Adam Curle Scholarship and the James O'Connell Scholarship

Prospective students 

Alumni Discount Scheme

University of Bradford alumni 

Sodexo scholarships for current students

Current students

Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship (Engineering, Design & Technology)

Current students

* September 2014 to August 2015.


Tution Fee

Undergraduate International Students (non EU) Fees 2014/15 Entry*

For students starting in 2014 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Course

Fee per year

Engineering/Science Courses/Clinical Science Foundation

£13,100

Management/Social Science/Media Courses

£11,000

Sandwich course placement year Engineering/Science

£1,310

Sandwich course placement year Management/Social Science

£1,100

All other foundation years Engineering/ Science

£8,740

All other foundation years Management/Social Science

£7,340

Postgraduate Taught International Fees for 2014/15 Entry*

Full-time courses

Engineering, Science courses

Postgraduate Diploma

£13,100

Master's courses

£13,250

Classroom-based courses

Postgraduate Diploma

£11,000

Master's courses

£11,500

Exceptions to the above fees

MSc/MA courses in the School of Social and International Studies

£12,100

MSc courses in the School of Management

£13,500

MBA

£22,950

MBA Dubai (including course materials)

£17,000

MBA Accelerated

£24,950