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Ready for the next level?

Study a postgraduate degree and stand out from the crowd.

If you're looking to advance your skills, open up new career paths, increase your earning potential or take part in ground-breaking research, we have a postgraduate study option for you.

Apply now, start in January

Our January 2022 intake now includes over 90 Master's options.

Search and apply online, or find out more at our on-campus Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 8 December 2021.

Types of postgraduate study

Our postgraduate courses are grouped into three distinct categories.

Explore your options and discover the best way to achieve your goals:

Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate taught (Master's) study is similar in structure to undergraduate study, but at a more advanced, specialist level.

Postgraduate research degrees

You could be part of the University's mission to create knowledge through research, and make an impact in your field.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Our CPD programmes allow you to build advanced healthcare skills through a bespoke programme of study. 

Why study a postgraduate degree?

  • Improve your earning potential
    Graduate labour market statistics show that the average salary for a postgraduate degree holder was £42,000 in 2020 - £7,000 higher than an undergraduate degree holder. 
  • Further or change your career
    You could become an expert in your specialism or unlock new career paths. An Advance HE Experience survey shows that 57% of Master's students study for career progression, and 22% study to change career.
  • Contribute to your specialism
    The University aims to produce research which has a real impact on people and practice. Your research could lead to world-changing progress in your field of expertise.
  • Gain networking and industry experience
    You'll study alongside experienced peers, and come into contact with professionals who could benefit from your unique skills. Many courses offer you the chance to gain experience on an industry placement.
Graduate Keeley Hirst wearing CSI uniform and smiling at the camera
Without my Master's course I wouldn't have got my job. You need to have something that makes you stand out, and if you've got a Master's then you'll be starting off with a base knowledge that other people won't have. 

Postgraduate finance and funding

Postgraduate study is an investment in your future, and funding your degree has never been easier.

There are a range of options to help you cover the costs of studying, including loans and scholarships. Current and past University of Bradford students can also benefit from our Alumni Discount Scheme.

Find out more about financing your postgraduate studies:

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the cost of your registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessment and examination.

Master's loans

Government loans of up to £11,570 are available to help cover your tuition fees and living costs while you study.


Every year the University of Bradford invests over £4m in scholarships to help students from all backgrounds. 

Doctoral loans

The government provides doctoral loans of up to £27,265 to help cover your course fees and living costs while you study.

20% Master's fee reduction

We're offering a 20% reduction to those affected by redundancy during the pandemic.

Student life

Life as a postgraduate student can be demanding, so it's important to find time to take a break.

Students at our diverse, welcoming City Campus have access to societies, sports facilities, support networks and social spaces. Bradford city centre is just a 10-minute walk away.

Discover life as a postgraduate student in Bradford:


Compact, friendly and minutes from the city centre, our campus is a place where great things happen.


The Green is right at the heart of our campus. It's the University's recommended student accommodation.


Bradford is an exciting place to be a student. It's creative, diverse, and there's always something to get involved in.

Student support

MyBradford are here to help you access any support you might need throughout your time here. 

Want to find out more?

Get answers to your questions about postgraduate study at Bradford:

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