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    University of Bolton

    Welcome to the University of Bolton

    Voted as the number one university in Greater Manchester for student satisfaction by the National Student Survey 2017.

    Why Bolton?

    A modern university with multi-million pound facilities and a heritage of almost 200 years delivering employer-led course and education. We are renowned not only for our passionate professional staff, but ensuring we provide our students with a positive learning experience.

    University of Bolton

    We also have excellent links to business and industry, with many of our postgraduate courses being accredited by official bodies such as the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) among others.

    Our students come first

    Your time is important to us and precious to you, that’s why we keep class sizes small to maximise your learning experience. Our courses are about placing you, the student, at the heart of everything we do to support you to combine postgraduate study with your career.

    You can also study postgraduate research degrees with the Research and Graduate School, a dedicated service offering support for all research degree students to enhance their experience as a researcher and to make the most of researcher opportunities at the university.

    University of Bolton

    Our location

    Bolton interchange has fantastic transport links to all the major cities in the North West (Manchester, Liverpool and Preston). The wonderful Peak District and Lake Districts are on your doorstep, whilst Bolton town centre is a short walk from the main campus.


    Further study at postgraduate level is a worthwhile investment in your career. A postgraduate degree could help you earn £200k more over the course of your career, compared to an undergraduate degree (Sutton Trust, 2013).

    If your employer is not able to help with your university costs, or you are looking to self-fund your tuition, you may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Masters Loan or Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. Further information can be found on the Government website.

    We also offer various scholarships and details of these can be found on our website.

    Our communities

    Bolton Students Union have a range of student societies (democratic student led groups) and if there isn’t one to suit your needs you can create one! Find out more here.

    You can join our Postgraduate Research Students Society (PGRSS), to share knowledge, information and experience amongst fellow like-minded people who share the same aspirations as you.

    For further information please visit our website.


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      At the University of Bolton we are a community of professionals committed to developing our students for their professional lives. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

      Our teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality control agency and we have professional accreditation for more than 30 of our teaching programs.

      The University of Bolton has strong links with its business communities: we work with them to develop our professional programmes and our research mirrors our region's strengths.

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      The University of Bolton is a well-established centre of education in the further education and skills sector. We provide the next step in professional development for teachers, managers and support professionals in all educational settings, and taking one of our teacher education, professional development or professional doctorate programmes will enhance your professional profile.

      Our advanced programmes allow you to choose from a wide range of modules to suit your professional interests; our flexible courses blend taught elements with a research focus. There is the opportunity for students to be published in the University's research student journal, 'Practice and Research in Education', and our educational research was graded as world class in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

      Education at the University of Bolton is in the top ten in the UK for teaching quality, according to the Times Good University Guide 2017. Our Initial Teacher Education was also classed as ‘good’ in the latest Ofsted inspection.

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