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Postgraduate Virtual Open Day


Welcome to the University of Bradford

The Virtual Postgraduate Open Day: Anytime is the best of both worlds.

Watch course talks and workshops from our recent Virtual Postgraduate Open Days, and find out all about the University of Bradford - all from the comfort of home, in your own time.

You can also take a virtual tour of our campus and facilities, read real postgraduate student stories, and find out about the support services available to our students. 

Deciding to study at postgraduate level can be a hugely rewarding decision. Access this resource at any time, from wherever you are in the world, to help you make the right choice for your future.

Our university

The University of Bradford is a vibrant, diverse and welcoming university based at the heart of the UK.

We have a proud history of developing innovative new courses and teaching methods, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, our students, and society as a whole.

Our alumni community now includes more than 140,000 graduates, in over 175 countries worldwide.

Why study at Bradford?

Postgraduate taught study

We offer over 200 postgraduate taught and CPD options, all designed to help you achieve your career ambitions.

Many of our courses offer the flexibility to study full or part-time, with start dates in September and January. During the pandemic, we adapted our teaching methods to meet the needs of our students and the COVID-19 guidance, by developing a number of innovative new blended and distance learning programmes.

Browse the subjects below to catch-up on course talks from our recent postgraduate event, and to find out more about the subjects that interest you:

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Postgraduate research

As a research student at Bradford, you'll help create new knowledge for the benefit of society.

Prospective PhD students have the choice to apply for one of our existing projects, or you can submit your own research proposal if there’s a challenge that particularly interests you.

You’ll receive all the support you need from our academic experts, and you’ll have access to our specialist study spaces, industry-standard facilities, and our dedicated peer-to-peer research support network, PGR Connect.

Browse below to find out more about studying a research degree at Bradford:

Search our full range of PhD projects

Search our current range of PhD projects, and find out how to apply.

Watch our Writing a Research Proposal talk

Presented by Dr Russell Delderfield, Senior Skills Advisor | 25-min watch

Student story: My PhD journey in Bradford so far

Sophia recently started her PhD in Law. Read her story so far | 4-min read 

International students

With 15% of our students joining us from over 130 different countries, you're guaranteed a warm welcome at the University of Bradford.

We are proud of our vibrant and welcoming community atmosphere, where students from all over the world build lifelong friendships and connections. You will find a diverse mix of people from different backgrounds, faiths, nationalities and ages sharing our close-knit City Campus.

Choosing to study outside your home country is an exciting prospect and a big decision. We're here to help you make the right decision.

Visit our website for international students.

Browse below to find out about studying at Bradford and the support available for our international students:


Watch our International student support talk

Presented by Vanessa Napolitano and Naheeda Kausar | 27-min watch

An essential guide for international students

Read Bryan's essential tips for international students | 5-min read

Student story: Falling in love with Bradford

Read why Doug moved from Germany and fell in love with Bradford | 5-min read 

Financial support

It's never been easier to fund your postgraduate studies.

There are a number of options available to help you pay for your studies and living costs:

Browse below to find out more about the financial support available to postgraduate students at Bradford:

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Watch our talk on UK Student Finance

Presented by Sarah Jones, Student Life Manager | 29-min watch

International fees and scholarship information

Read our guide to fees and financial support for international students | 4-min read

Funding postgraduate study has never been easier

Our blog post discusses the funding available to postgraduate students | 4-min read

Campus and facilities

Our City Campus has the kind of community atmosphere you won't find anywhere else. It's a welcoming place where great things happen.

City Campus is home to all four of our teaching faculties, as well as The Green student accommodation village, a sports and fitness centre, Student Central, our library, a theatre, and a range of shops and cafes.

A five-minute walk away we have a state-of-the-art sports park and nursery.

We're also just a 10-minute walk from Bradford city centre - home to endless shops, bars, restaurants, museums and parks.

Join some of our students and staff for a video tour of campus, or explore at your own leisure with our virtual experience.

Virtual Experience: explore our campus, facilities and accommodation.

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Safezone app

Safety at your fingertips

Keeping students safe at the University of Bradford is always our top priority. The SafeZone app is a great way to have peace of mind when you’re studying or having fun on campus.

The SafeZone app is free to download, easy to use and has lots of really useful features:

  • Quickly and discretely send a location-based alert to our security team whenever you need an immediate emergency response, first aid or any other general assistance
  • Keep up to date through notifications sent directly to your phone if there is an incident on campus
  • ‘Check in’ any time of day to tell us where you are on campus 24/7


Here at Bradford, we understand that stepping up to postgraduate study is a big deal.

Our support services are here to help you deal with the challenges and reach your full potential.

Support available to all students includes:

  • MyBradford - a team dedicated to helping you find the support you need, whatever your situation
  • Personal support - including teams dedicated to career support, counselling, disability support, and financial help
  • Academic support - including academic skills advice, personal tutors and language support
  • PGR Connect - a peer-to-peer support network for our research students

Browse below to find out more about the support available to our postgraduate students:

Watch our Support Services (MyBradford) talk

Presented by Cilla Champaneira and Angela North, MyBradford | 36-min watch

Watch our Careers Workshop talk

Presented by Beverley Thomas, Career Consultant | 27-min watch 

Watch our PGR Connect video

Discover our postgraduate researcher mental wellbeing initiative | 4-min watch

Returning to education

Postgraduate study attracts a diverse range of students, including many who are returning to education after a lengthy break.

Returning to education after several years away can be daunting. Prospective adult learners may wonder how they will settle back into the routine of studying, juggle studies with a busy family life, and maintain an income while studying.

We asked some of our current students about their experience of returning to education to study a postgraduate degree.

You can read their stories below: 

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Melanie Denyer

Melanie recently returned to university to study a Master's after 27 years away from education. Read about her reasons for studying and the challenges she faced.  

Rebecca Skeet

Rebecca started her Master's after 13 years out of education. Read what inspired her to return to studying, and how she juggles studying with a busy family life.

Maria Callaghan

Maria recently returned to university after seven years of full-time work. Find out why she decided to study a Master's, and how she juggles her freelance work.


The on-campus student village, The Green, is right at the centre of student life here at Bradford.

Located right at the heart of campus, you're within a five-minute walk of your lectures, the library, the gym, and the Students' Union.

Accommodation options in The Green include six-bedroom apartments and 12-bedroom townhouses, both of which are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

There is also plenty of privately rented accommodation close to campus. For help and guidance on finding good quality, safe private accommodation please visit Unipol's comprehensive  guide to house-hunting in Bradford

Find out more about student accommodation and take a virtual tour of one of our townhouses and apartments below:

The pond and buildings at The Green, looking down from a high window.

Watch our Accommodation (The Green) talk

Presented by Gurbinder Takhar | 27-min watch

Take a virtual tour of an apartment

Visit the virtual experience and explore one of our apartments.

Take a virtual tour of a townhouse

Visit the virtual experience and explore one of our townhouses.

Student life

The friendly, diverse and inclusive atmosphere is what makes Bradford so special.

There's always something to get involved in - it's easy to learn new skills, explore new interests and make new friends.

On campus, you can join societies and sports clubs, and socialise in Student Central or in one of our outdoor green spaces. We also have our own theatre, allotments and a community of honeybees.

Off campus, you can enjoy the vibrant shopping and nightlife the city of Bradford has to offer. We're also a short drive or ride on public transport from the picturesque towns of Howarth, Ilkley, Saltaire and Hebden Bridge - ideal for a day out exploring, hiking or shopping. The cities of Manchester and Leeds are also easily accessible by train or bus.

Browse below to find out more about student life here at Bradford:

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Bradford food guide

Read about some of Phei Shan's favourite places to eat in Bradford | 5-min read

Bradford hiking trails

Read about Kasia's favourite places to go hiking in Bradford | 5-min read

Ten things to do in Bradford

Read about the different things that you can do in Bradford | 4-min read

What next?

If you have more questions:

Book a place on our next live Open Day, complete an enquiry form or give our enquiries team a call.