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Why Bradford?

A place where amazing things happen

Our degrees are more than just a qualification. Our course programmes equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to enter the world of work feeling confident and competent, ready to make a valued contribution to your chosen profession.

You’ll be taught by and collaborate with academic experts on courses that have close ties with business. And you'll put theory into practice in our industry standard facilities and on work placements with our wide catalogue of industry partners.

A degree from Bradford will enable you to take control of your future and embark on an exciting career path where you can make a real positive difference to society.

Bradford is a place where you can belong. And we’ll support you every step of the way.

New opportunities

University study opens up new opportunities that simply aren't available elsewhere. It offers you the chance to make a real difference to yourself, those around you and the wider world. 

The University of Bradford can offer you*:

  • the chance to study abroad with a range of partner institutions in Europe and beyond
  • the opportunity to complete a placement year in industry on most of our courses, offering you invaluable real-world experience
  • access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert academic staff 
  • a curriculum that has been designed with input from industry experts and partners

*Study abroad, placements and facilities access are dependent on Covid-19 safety guidelines 

This is where

...I started a new chapter

"When I left high school, university wasn’t the right thing for me. I was fortunate enough to recognise that and not go to university but I think if someone was to ask me now what my advice would be, that would be it really.

"This is a door that never closes. If you’re a very young individual who’s debating whether or not to do this and you genuinely feel you’re not in that position yet but you’re scared about maybe leaving it too long, I would definitely say there’s almost no such thing.

"Ten years from now, I don’t know what I'll be doing, but that doesn’t stop you from doing what you can in the moment and at this moment, this is definitely the right place for me to be and this is the right thing for me to be doing."

Ken came to Bradford after a long break from education to study BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science.

Read Ken's story.

Ken Bordt, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

This is where

... I want to be

"The placements have been amazing. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to explore all the core dimensions of physiotherapy, and you're not limited to placements in the local area. I've had friends doing placements right across Yorkshire. I've even done a placement on the Isle of Man.

"The University took the time to find out what I wanted to do and get from each of my placements, and then ensured I was in the right setting. They will never put you into a placement that you aren't comfortable with."

Lois had her heart set on Bradford after attending a personalised open day and came here to study BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.

Read Lois' story

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Zubayr Ahmed

"On results day, I got a call from another University to offer me a place and I was all set to go there.

"However, when I put the phone down I had a voicemail from the University of Bradford letting me know that although I didn’t quite meet the grades for their original offer, they would still like to give me a place on their Computer Science with Cyber Security course. I was delighted! I called straight back to accept."

Zubayr Ahmed, BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Cyber Security

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Faith Madzikanda

"Bradford is where I learnt to see outside of my comfort zone, my family and my culture. You always hear about the food and the music and the performances happening around and about. There are a lot of outside of the box options in Bradford compared to anywhere else. 

"Bradford is everybody else and everything else that is going on. I think in my time here, I have taken steps towards a different Faith. 

"Bradford is people, Bradford is learning and Bradford is outside of your comfort box."

Faith Madzikanda, MPharm Pharmacy

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Kiran Begum

"I was given an unconditional offer to study Biomedical Science from another university but Bradford was always my first preference. Normally you need to study A level Biology and Chemistry for Biomedical Science at Bradford but I had studied Applied Sciences.

"Clearing gave me the opportunity to discuss my grades with the course tutors, which modules I’d studied and demonstrate my knowledge. As a result, I received an offer and was delighted to accept."

Kiran Begum, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

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Secure your place at the University of Bradford

Our Clearing helpline is open Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (BST).

You can apply online at any time.

Clearing questions and concerns

Our enquiries team are here to help - request that we give you a call back if you have any queries or concerns about Clearing.

This is Bradford

You can become the very best version of yourself at the University of Bradford. It’s a place where amazing things happen.

This is where you’ll expand your mind and make lifelong friends. This is where you’ll grow, learn, experience.

This is a place you can belong.

And we’ll support you every step of the way.