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City Partnerships

The University of Bradford sits at the heart of the City of Bradford. As one of the city’s biggest employers, The University of Bradford maintains a range of partnerships with different stakeholders in the Bradford City Region.

The diverse Bradford city region is blessed with a fascinating history and culture, making it a destination of choice for students from across the globe. From engaging art and charming countryside through to the latest in science and media, Bradford has it all.

We maintain a number of valuable partnerships with stakeholders across the district. These include business, education, public, sport, community and voluntary sector groups. Through these partnerships we are able to extend our reach and our capacity to bring the work of the University to a wider audience.

Bradford Literature Festival

Since the outset, The University of Bradford has been a key partner and sponsor of the Bradford Literature Festival , now “one of the three most inspirational literature festivals in the UK”.

Our campus plays hosts to many of the festival’s key events, with strong involvement from staff across the University.

Bradford City of Film

The University of Bradford and Bradford City of Film work together to offer our students valuable experience from the partnerships and filming opportunities that being the world’s first UNESCO City of Film brings to the city.

The City of Film Team are now based on our City Campus, and our partnership has ensured that many filmmakers come to Bradford to take advantage of the fantastic locations and available talent pool.

Bradford 2025 City of Culture

Bradford is currently in the running to be named the UK City of Culture 2025. As a university, we are committed to doing all we can to showcase what makes Bradford a worthy winner and in supporting the city in achieving this prestigious title. 

To find out more about the bid, our work to support it and how you can get involved, please take a look at our official Bradford 2025 webpage.

People sat on benches and walking through City Park in Bradford city centre.

National Science and Media Museum

A shared passion for Bradford being a city that celebrates science and technology drives the mutually beneficial partnership between the University of Bradford and the National Science and Media Museum.

We collaborate on cultural events and bids including the Bradford Science Festival.

Bradford City of Sanctuary

As one of the first universities to be awarded University of Sanctuary, Bradford City of Sanctuary is another project that we have strong involvement with.

Our work looks at how we can welcome and support asylum seekers and refugees in the region. This is part of a national initiative aimed at ensuring universities across the country foster a culture of welcome and inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees.

Bradford City Football Club

Professor David Sharpe founded The Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) hosted at the University of Bradford following the 1985 fire disaster. The University and Club have worked together since, on fundraising for PSBRU and the promotion of match and season tickets amongst staff and students.

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

A long standing relationship exists between the University of Bradford and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Our strong partnership sees us supporting cultural activities, campaigns and projects including the Bradford Bid.

World Technology Universities Network

The World Technology Universities Network, founded by the University of Bradford, is a network of global technology universities committed to undertaking cutting-edge, challenge-led research with direct benefits to people and society, and providing education for the next generation of global citizens who will have to respond to the world’s 21st century challenges.

Partner Institutions

We are involved in collaborative partnerships with institutions in many parts of the world, and we are committed to providing excellent links with them.

We work with our partners to offer to all students registered on University of Bradford courses, wherever they are taught, comparability of the learning experience, the equivalence in academic standards and the proper enforcement of the duty of academic care.

The following list shows current programmes with our collaborative partners. 

France / Spain Audencia Business School / University of Deusto
  • MSc European and International Business Management
Oman College of Banking and Financial Studies
  • Foundation Certificate in Combined Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies
UK The Ridge Ltd
  • PGC Applied Improvement Methodologies in Healthcare
  • PGD Cardiology for Practitioners with a Special Interest
  • PGD Cardiology for Supervised Practitioners with a Special Interest
  • PGD Diabetes for Practitioners with a Special Interest
  • PGD Gastroenterology for Practitioners with a Special Interest
  • PGD Gynaecology for Practitioners with a Special Interest
  • PGD Musculoskeletal Medicine with Rheumatology for Practitioners with a Special Interest
  • PGD Respiratory Medicine for Practitioners with a Special Interest