University of Bradford

Introduction

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Peace, Conflict and Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies provides an advanced understanding of the inter-relationships between conflict, development, security, and governance in developing, fragile, transitional and/or conflict-affected regions and countries. [+]

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies provides an advanced understanding of the inter-relationships between conflict, development, security, and governance in developing, fragile, transitional and/or conflict-affected regions and countries.

You’ll gain the understanding and skills you need to pursue or develop a career in what is now a major area for international, national and local policy and practitioner communities. You’ll be equipped to work across many sectors including:

international development conflict prevention and peacebuilding post-conflict recovery humanitarian aid natural resource management

You’ll have the opportunity to take specialist pathways, including specializing in selected regions (Europe, Africa, MENA, Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean), with opportunities for selected study visits. The programme will provide enhanced training and engagement with widely used policy and practitioner analytical tools and models, enabling you to develop your skills and employability.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Big Data Science and Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford

This programme will deepen your understanding of advanced software development, systems for big data analytics, statistical data analysis, data mining, data privacy and security, data visualization and exploration. [+]

Develop the skills you need for a career in this fast emerging field of data science.

This programme will deepen your understanding of advanced software development, systems for big data analytics, statistical data analysis, data mining, data privacy and security, data visualization and exploration.

It is an interdisciplinary programme, designed for students with a first degree in subjects such as:

Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mathematics Physics Economics

Our teaching is strongly linked to research within the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, which includes aspects of applied computing, theoretical computer science, and communications and networks. Statistical analysis of data across various disciplines is a central theme of our research.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Finance for Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford

This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Students will be able to evaluate the merits of the various mechanisms of financing development and to understand the bases for fiscal policy. [+]

This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Students will be able to evaluate the merits of the various mechanisms of financing development and to understand the bases for fiscal policy.

During the course, you will develop the skills required for the analysis of development issues, and to understand the interlinkages between statistics and econometrics, and develop expertise on international trade and exchange rate policies and related economic matters. Additionally, students have the opportunity to study a range of options covering project and programme management, public policy, and development policy.... [-]


MSc in International Business & Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford

Our International Business and Management Master's programme gives you the skills you need to unlock a wide range of global management opportunities. [+]

Our International Business and Management Master's programme gives you the skills you need to unlock a wide range of global management opportunities.

You will develop a solid foundation of management knowledge, and a significant and detailed understanding of the issues that confront businesses operating on an international scale, such as:

rationales for international expansion foreign market entry modes theories of international business strategy the role and influence of culture in international business cross-cultural management

The programme is flexible - optional modules allow you to tailor your studies to your personal career aspirations. A research method module gives you the tools you need to generate and analyze business intelligence, and you’ll be able to explore a topic of your choice in depth for the dissertation, under the supervision of an expert academic.... [-]


MSc in Project Planning and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford

This course builds knowledge and skills in the planning and management of development projects and programmes. It is designed to deepen critical understanding of the strategies, processes, techniques, and issues involved in taking ideas for development and turning them into practical realities with identifiable outcomes and benefits. [+]

This course builds knowledge and skills in the planning and management of development projects and programmes. It is designed to deepen critical understanding of the strategies, processes, techniques, and issues involved in taking ideas for development and turning them into practical realities with identifiable outcomes and benefits.

The degree provides an excellent basis for career enhancement or conversion for those with interest and experience in projects for development. The focus of the course is on development projects in the public or third (voluntary or community) sectors, but the underlying principles are applicable to all types of project, including those for commercial benefit.... [-]