University of Bradford Rankings of University of Bradford

Latest ranking updates for University of Bradford
  • 26 Oct, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK announced latest results of THE World University Rankings by Subject (Arts and Humanities) with University of Bradford in position 151.
  • 12 Oct, 2022: University of Bradford ranks 501 in the latest THE World University Rankings from THE Times Higher Education, UK.
  • 24 Sep, 2022: University of Bradford ranks 80 in the latest The Guardian League Table from The Guardian News and Media Limited.
  • 16 Sep, 2022: New edition of The Times Good University Guide. University of Bradford ranked #95.

About University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is a government funded research university based in the metropolitan city of Bradford, England. While the university is most well known for its very high volume of research output, it is also known for its substantial efforts in becoming an ‘Ecoversity’, setting an example for other institutions on the subject of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

PROS

  • Learners at Bradford are quick to highlight the outstanding facilities. Some of the most popular examples include the Forensic Examination Suite, the Child Simulation Suite for medical students, and the Engineering Research Laboratory.
  • Students agree that their social lives have benefitted from the abundant sports clubs and societies the university promotes.
  • Ranked among the global top 100 by QS World University Rankings, and among the top 800 by Times Higher Education.

CONS

  • Numerous students have highlighted the university’s issue with high staff turnover. This creates a sensation of instability for the students.

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Highest subject rankings for University of Bradford

Engineering Civil The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#7 
Engineering
Physiotherapy CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#8 
Medicine & Health
Forensic Science & Archaelogy The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#33 
Social Studies & Humanities
Law The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#44 
Law
Chemistry The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#45 
Natural Sciences
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#49 
Business
Computer Science & Information Systems The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#57 
Computer Science
Sports Science Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#81 
Sports Science
Communication & Media Studies CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#95 
Journalism & Media Studies

University rankings

    • #95 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #80 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #59 
    • #74 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - UK
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #501 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 12 October, 2022]
    • #45 
    • #701 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 08 June, 2022]
    • #68 
    • #1306 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 25 October, 2021]
    • #53 
    • #425 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
    [Published 04 April, 2022]
    • #57 
    • #1294 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #58 
    • #1290 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 15 December, 2021]
    • #40 
    • #573 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 04 March, 2022]
    • #42 
    • #579 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2021]
    • #68 
    • #464 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #63 
    • #1003 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 01 January, 2022]
    • #64 
    • #747 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Subject rankings

Business

    • #58 
    • #74 
    Accounting & Finance
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #126 
    • #97 
    Accounting & Finance
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #62 
    • #80 
    Accounting and Finance
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #59 
    • #76 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #42 
    • #401 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #22 
    • #151 
    Business and Economics
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #46 
    • #58 
    Business, Management & Marketing
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #40 
    • #49 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Computer Science

    • #57 
    • #79 
    Computer Science
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #72 
    • #93 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #20 
    • #201 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #43 
    • #57 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Engineering

    • #22 
    • #29 
    Chemical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #23 
    • #30 
    Chemical Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #29 
    • #42 
    Civil Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #39 
    • #53 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #31 
    • #301 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #18 
    Engineering Chemical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #7 
    Engineering Civil
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #27 
    • #35 
    Engineering Electronic & Electrical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #39 
    • #51 
    Engineering Mechanical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #26 
    • #32 
    General Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #43 
    • #55 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #43 
    • #57 
    Mechanical Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #81 
    • #95 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Law

    • #55 
    • #62 
    Criminology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #33 
    • #44 
    Law
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #53 
    • #67 
    Law
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #74 
    • #89 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Medicine & Health

    • #37 
    • #45 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #651 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #24 
    Nursing
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #26 
    Nursing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #26 
    Pharmacology & Pharmacy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #11 
    Pharmacy & Pharmacology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #18 
    • #301 
    Pharmacy & Pharmacology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #8 
    Physiotherapy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #8 
    Physiotherapy
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #46 
    • #63 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #61 
    • #80 
    Biological Sciences
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #38 
    • #45 
    Chemistry
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #43 
    • #53 
    Chemistry
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #44 
    • #53 
    Chemistry
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #12 
    • #138 
    Anthropology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #24 
    • #33 
    Archaeology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #20 
    • #151 
    Archaeology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #34 
    • #47 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #38 
    • #49 
    Economics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #44 
    • #57 
    Economics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #28 
    • #33 
    Forensic Science & Archaelogy
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #39 
    • #48 
    Politics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #39 
    • #48 
    Politics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #51 
    • #63 
    Politics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #75 
    • #94 
    Psychology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #84 
    • #105 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #84 
    • #106 
    Psychology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #34 
    • #201 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #47 
    • #401 
    Social Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #41 
    • #51 
    Social Work
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #54 
    • #65 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #60 
    • #77 
    Social Work
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #66 
    • #79 
    Sociology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #84 
    • #103 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Sports Science

    • #65 
    • #81 
    Sports Science
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • A-level Humanities
    • General Test
    • (no subscore less than 7.0)
    • 5.0
    • A-level Sciences
    • General Test
    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation Law
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Education, Law
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law etc.
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)

Student Reviews for University of Bradford

Student satisfaction:
4.3 (based on 288 student reviews)

“Amazing university. I have to say that the city can be a little bit dangerous, especially at night, but on campus everything is quite safe. Students get a great return on their tuition fees at Bradford, with good accommodation and quality teaching. The cultural diversity among students and lecturers was a plus for me as well.”

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TEF Award For Teaching and Student Outcomes

University of Bradford received the TEF Silver award

What does it measure?
TEF stands for "Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework". The award is based on an assessment of undergraduate studies only.
It is primarily based on following criteria:
  • Student satisfaction
    This is based on data of the National Student Survey (NSS). In our section on student reviews you find detailed uptodate NSS survey results of University of Bradford.
  • Continuation / Dropout rates
    The percentage of students that continue their studies from year to year is based on data of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
  • Employment outcomes
    The percentage of students who after graduation either proceeded to further studies or are in highly skilled employment.
How does this compare to other universities?
Among all UK universities and colleges:
  • 72 received TEF Gold
  • 132 received TEF Silver
  • 56 received TEF Bronze
  • 175 received a provisional award.
Source: Office for students (last updated May 26, 2021)

StuDocu Student Reviews

StuDocu has published the StuDocu World University Ranking, which is entirely based on student reviews. Over 100.000 students have reviewed over 1500 universities worldwide. University of Bradford is ranked in position 13 for Europe. Below you can find the 16 sub-ratings of University of Bradford in comparison to the averages among all universities in England UK. For illustrative purposes we have transferred the original 10 point scale into a 5 star scale.

Studies
Overall score
4.6
Quality of Courses/Teaching
4.3
Employer Recruiting & Career Services
4.5
Financial Aid
4.5
Studying Remotely
4.5
Feeling of Inclusivity
4.7
Leisure
Quality of Life
4.7
Student Clubs/Associations
4.7
Sports Culture
4.5
Dating Scene
4.4
Campus
Common Areas & Sports Facilities
4.5
Safety on Campus
4.6
Location
4.7
Accessibility for Disabled Students
4.7
Food on Campus
4.7
Housing
4.7

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of University of Bradford for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction: 75 (618 respondents)

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 104 students of University of Bradford participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for University of Bradford in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 72.9

Data is from 2018 which was the last year for which the survey was published. Survey was discontinued after 2018. Details of Methodology

TOP 10 Best rated degree courses of University of Bradford

  Course
1 Chemical Engineering - MEng 100/100 (8 student reviews)
2 Chemical Engineering - BEng 100/100 (8 student reviews)
3 Paramedic Science - BSc 100/100 (14 student reviews)
4 Physiotherapy - BSc 95/100 (41 student reviews)
5 Computer Science - BSc 92/100 (11 student reviews)
6 Finance and Economics - BSc 91/100 (9 student reviews)
7 Economics - BSc 91/100 (9 student reviews)
8 Finance and Economics - BSc 91/100 (9 student reviews)
9 Mechanical Engineering - BEng 91/100 (5 student reviews)
10 Economics - BSc 91/100 (9 student reviews)

TOP 10 highest earning degree courses of University of Bradford

Key facts

Institution type:
Public
campus setting:
Other campus
Academic calendar:
Semesters
Programs:
Presential, distance learning, study abroad
Facilities:
Library, sports facilities
University Size:
 students: 9665; staff: 615
religious affiliation:
No
Admissions:
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades, men and women (coed), yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Foundation year:
1832
students:
9665
undergraduates:
7435
postgraduates:
2225
adminstrative staff:
1205
academic staff:
615
Telephone:
+44 1274 232323
Fax:
+44 (1274) 236 260
Address:
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP, Bradford
England UK
Website:
https://www.bradford.ac.uk/
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Campuses of University of Bradford

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FAQ

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University of Bradford ranks #3 in Bradford in our meta ranking. See rankings of all 3 universities in Bradford.

University of Bradford is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide - UK, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, US News: Best Global Universities and more. See all 22 rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford achieved #74 in CUG The Complete University Guide - UK. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 134 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for University of Bradford.

University of Bradford achieved the highest ranking for Law. It is ranked #5 in CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Forensic Science). See all subject rankings for University of Bradford.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 134 university rankings University of Bradford ranks #3 among universities in Bradford and #338 among universities in England UK. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

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University of Bradford ranks for Engineering (Engineering Civil) #1 among universities in Bradford and #7 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies) #1 among universities in Bradford and #81 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems) #1 among universities in Bradford and #43 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Social Studies & Humanities (Archaeology) #1 among universities in Bradford and #24 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Law (Law) #1 among universities in Bradford and #33 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Business (Marketing) #1 among universities in Bradford and #40 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Medicine & Health (Physiotherapy) #1 among universities in Bradford and #6 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Natural Sciences (Chemistry) #1 among universities in Bradford and #38 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.

University of Bradford ranks for Sports Science (Sports Science) #1 among universities in Bradford and #65 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Bradford.