University of Bradford Life Sciences

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University of Bradford Life Sciences

Faculty of Life Sciences

We are the largest faculty in the University and comprise of four Schools and their associated research and knowledge exchange centres.

We are fully engaged in cutting-edge research and seek to apply the knowledge we generate through our extensive links with industry, business and the professions. The majority of our courses are accredited by external bodies and lead to rewarding and highly-regarded careers. Our students experience innovative approaches to teaching and learning in modern and well equipped laboratories and have access to some of the most advanced technology-enhanced learning opportunities in the country.

Our students also benefit from working “on placement” in laboratories, clinics, industrial facilities and archaeological excavations. As well as being excellent and committed teachers, the majority of our academic staff are also active researchers and/or practitioners so our students experience the excitement surrounding new discoveries, and their application, and are aware of the latest developments long before they appear in textbooks.

School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences

The University of Bradford uniquely integrates Archaeological Sciences, Biological Anthropology and Forensic Sciences and shares an interest in the study of people and their environments in the present and the past.

Our approach is profoundly multidisciplinary, bridging the sciences and the humanities.


Archaeology is a broadly-based discipline that uses material evidence to gain insights into earlier societies. For that, archaeologists need experience in many different fields of study.

At Bradford you will find that archaeology is global in its scope.

It is at the cutting edge of research as frequent press, radio and television reports testify. But, our concern is also about the next generation of archaeologists, which means that we focus on both the practical and intellectual skills needed when you apply for jobs.

Bradford has an excellent employment record especially for students doing the placement year, and we are one of the leading universities for students obtaining employment within six months of graduation.