Life Sciences

We are the largest faculty in the University and comprise of four Schools and their associated research and knowledge exchange centres.

We are fully engaged in cutting-edge research and seek to apply the knowledge we generate through our extensive links with industry, business and the professions. The majority of our courses are accredited by external bodies and lead to rewarding and highly-regarded careers. Our students experience innovative approaches to teaching and learning in modern and well equipped laboratories and have access to some of the most advanced technology-enhanced learning opportunities in the country.

Our students also benefit from working "on placement" in laboratories, clinics, industrial facilities and archaeological excavations. As well as being excellent and committed teachers, the majority of our academic staff are also active researchers and/or practitioners so our students experience the excitement surrounding new discoveries, and their application, and are aware of the latest developments long before they appear in textbooks.

School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences

The University of Bradford uniquely integrates Archaeological Sciences, Biological Anthropology and Forensic Sciences and shares an interest in the study of people and their environments in the present and the past.

Our approach is profoundly multidisciplinary, bridging the sciences and the humanities.

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Student on an archaeological site.

School of Chemistry and Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Biosciences carries out teaching and research across a broad range of fundamental and applied physical sciences, with a remit to develop new compounds and materials, improve our understanding of physical processes and apply that knowledge across a broad range of biological arenas.

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Chemistry Facilities Raman Arran Stewart 2018

School of Optometry and Vision Science

Our students are taught by staff who are high profile qualified optometrists, all with broad experience in optometric practice and teaching.

Staff are also actively involved in academic research, with which you may become involved in your final year.

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Undergraduate optometry student using equipment.

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Pharmacy teaching at the University of Bradford dates back to 1927, and we became the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences in April 2017.

We have an outstanding reputation in research and education, including educational innovation.

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Lab in Institute of Cancer Therapeutics.