Inspired by our past to help shape your future

With 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.

"You can be confident of your University developing in the future with the same dynamism as has been shown in the past – educating men and women who receive education and training relevant to the needs of our changing society."

Harold Wilson

former Prime Minister and our first Chancellor

Strategies, Policies, Mission and Values

Everything the University does, no matter how small, forms a part of our mission as an institution and our corporate strategy.

Our values and policies are in place to make sure that, in achieving our goals, we do so as fairly and as well as possible.

Our vision of a sustainable campus

At the University of Bradford we are committed to sustainability and have won recognition for our sustainable campus, and we are one of the world's leading Ecoversities.

Our vision includes meeting four core objectives:

Working towards sustainable education

Shaping a more sustainable future by engaging students, staff, the local community and employers on the skills and knowledge needed in the pursuit of sustainable development.

Working towards a healthy environment

Protecting the environment by minimising our resource use and emissions whilst also enhancing the surrounding environment.

Working towards social wellbeing

Creating a greener, safer environment in which our students, staff and the local community can live, interact, study, and be active.

Working towards a thriving economy

Developing research, innovation and knowledge transfer to bring greater prosperity to our students, the University, City and Region.

Research

The University of Bradford is a technology university with over 50 years of cutting-edge research experience.

Our research is ranked in the top 50 in the UK (HEFCE, 2014) for research quality with three quarters being classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

DBA

University of Bradford

The Bradford Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is the pinnacle of management education and was launched in 2001. This doctoral degree is as academically rigorous ... [+]

The Bradford Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is the pinnacle of management education and was launched in 2001. This doctoral degree is as academically rigorous as a PhD but is designed for senior experienced professional managers.

It connects academic theories and concepts with business and management practices.

In the first phase of the programme, you’ll undertake advanced studies on management practice, critiquing existing theory and studying research methods under the guidance of leading academics and practitioners.

The second phase involves conducting empirical research and writing a dissertation under the guidance of two experienced research supervisors.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2020
English
Part-time
4 - 7 years
Campus
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PhD

University of Bradford

Our Law PhD programme enables you to conduct legal research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. ... [+]

Our Law PhD programme enables you to conduct legal research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty.

You will be supervised by two academic members of staff, and take part in a research training programme which provides you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out a rigorous PhD research project.

You also have opportunities to present your work in the School of Law’s research seminars and the Faculty’s annual postgraduate research student conference. This will enable you to discuss your research with fellow PhD students and staff in the School and the wider Faculty.

We encourage and support you to prepare and submit papers to academic conferences and journals. This provides you with an opportunity to gain feedback from experts in your research field and helps you in developing your academic writing skills.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Campus
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University of Bradford

You’ll conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. In addition to being supervised by two well-established res ... [+]

Our PhD programme offers both full-time and part-time research opportunities in a range of business and management subject areas.

You’ll conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. In addition to being supervised by two well-established researchers, you will take part in research training which provides you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out rigorous research.

We encourage and support you to prepare and submit papers to academic conferences and journals. We also encourage you to engage in teaching activities which enables you to gain valuable experience of higher education teaching and prepare you for the job market.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Campus
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University of Bradford

The research areas are only broadly indicative, and our staff place great store by creative and innovative approaches to issues whether they are novel or familiar – and t ... [+]

All of the Academic Divisions in the School of Social Sciences invite PhD applications.

The research areas are only broadly indicative, and our staff place great store by creative and innovative approaches to issues whether they are novel or familiar – and to intellectual analysis, both established and path-breaking.

Subjects we supervise include the following areas:

Development Studies Peace Studies Psychology Sociology and Criminology Social Work and Social Care

Undertaking a PhD is an exciting opportunity but can also be quite daunting as there are lots of stages to think about including application, arrival, admission, expectations, and progression to name but a few. At the School of Social Sciences, we believe it is important that, although our research students are working on individual projects, they are not working in isolation. We offer a range of opportunities for training, developing skills, regular supervision sessions and ongoing peer support.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
October 2020
English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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