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Facts and figures

Key statistics

  • 11,235 students in the 2016/17 academic year (includes undergraduate, postgraduate, research and distance learning students – UK and overseas)
  • 22% of our students are from outside the UK representing 131 countries
  • Over 130,000 alumni
  • Our alumni are in more than 175 countries worldwide
  • 1675 staff
  • 9.7% of staff are from overseas
  • 357 members of academic staff, from a range of discipline areas, have been awarded a Higher Education Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) (33 Associate Fellows, 295 Fellows, 22 Senior Fellows, 3 Principal Fellows and 4 National Teaching Fellows)

Key facts and accolades

  • One of the first Peace Studies departments in the world
  • One of the first Management Schools in the world
  • Awarded silver for the excellence of our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017
  • Hosted and initiated the first World Technology Universities Congress in 2016
  • Awarded the Athena SWAN bronze award for tackling women’s inequality in higher education in 2016
  • Awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize for work in Dementia in 2016
  • Named Building Performance Champion, for the second time, at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Building Performance Awards 2017
  • The only university in the world to maintain three ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ rated buildings in its portfolio
  • Awarded Current Archaeology's Research Project of the Year in 2017
  • Won three HEIST Awards in 2017: bronze for Best Use of Innovation in Education Marketing for 'Don't go to Bradford', gold for Best International Initiative and gold for Best Community/Business Engagement Campaign for our involvement in the Bradford Literature Festival 
  • Won Best Use of External Video for 'Don't go to Bradford' at the Digi Corpcomm Awards 2017
  • Won Best Use of Creative for the Virtual Experience at the CIM Northern Marketing Awards 2017

Employability

  • 93% of our 2016 graduates went onto further student or employment within six months of graduation (HESA).
  • £20,900 is the average salary for those entering full-time employment (2014/15 UK full-time and part-time undergraduates)

Rankings

  • Number 4 in the top five universities in Yorkshire & the Humber (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Number 76 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  • The School of Management is ranked number 1 in Yorkshire and 14th in the UK (Financial Times 2016 European Business School rankings)
  • The School of Management is recognised as one of the world’s top business schools with the coveted Triple Crown of accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) – an accolade held by an elite group of business schools in the world
  • The School of Management is ranked 5th in the world for international mobility (2017 Financial Times MBA Rankings)
  • Our MSc Management has been ranked in the world's top 95 Master in Management programmes (FT Master in Management Rankings 2017)
  • Our Distance Learning MBA is ranked 1st in the world for career progress, 2nd in the world for value for money and 3rd in the world for salary increase (2017 Financial Times MBA Rankings)
  • Our Distance Learning MBA is ranked 8th in the world and 2nd in the UK (CEO Magazine 2017 MBA Rankings)
  • Our Distance Learning MBA is ranked 27th in the world (QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2017)
  • Our Executive MBA is ranked 1st in the world for work life balance (2017 Ivy Exec League Exec MBA Rankings)
  • Our Executive MBA is ranked 5th in the UK (CEO Magazine 2017 MBA Rankings)
  • Named as the UK’s top green university and 8th in the world (DesignCurial ranking 2015)
  • Number 1 in the UK for undergraduate nursing and midwifery placement satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016)
  • Top 150 in the world for pharmacy, pharmacology, archaeology and medical sciences (QS World University Rankings by subject 2017)
  • Archaeology was given 94% overall satisfaction by students (National Student Survey 2016)
  • Top 10 in the UK for occupational therapy, physiotherapy, optometry, ophthalmics and medical technology (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 50 in the UK for chemistry (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 15 in the UK for forensic science (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 50 in the UK for biosciences (Guardian University League Tables 2018)
  • Top 4 in the UK for chemical engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2018)
  • Top 15 in the UK for civil engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2018)
  • Top 15 in the UK for forensic science and archaeology (Guardian University League Tables 2018)
  • Top 55 in the UK for law (Guardian University League Tables 2018)
  • Top 30 in the UK for pharmacy (Guardian University League Tables 2018)
  • Top 50 in the UK for politics (Guardian University League Tables 2018)
  • Top 5 in the UK for nursing and midwifery (Guardian University League Tables 2018)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

  • 96% of our research and innovation has been deemed world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised putting the University 49th in the UK