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University of Bolton
University of Bolton-Overview

The university was crowned University of the Year in Greater Manchester by Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018, as well as being awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Students are also very happy there, proved by their number one ranking for Greater Manchester ranking in the Complete University Guide 2019 for student satisfaction

University of Bolton is a modern, town-centre campus, which offers a wide range of taught and research degrees at postgraduate level. The university has a long history (190 years to be exact) of delivering vocational and traditional degrees alongside access, foundation and postgraduate options, with 11,000 students learning in relatively small class sizes with state-of-the-art facilities.

Their nine faculties are:

  • Bolton School of Arts
  • Institute of Management Greater Manchester
  • Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
  • National Centre for Motorsport Engineering
  • School of Creative Technologies
  • School of Education and Psychology
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Sport and Biological Sciences

Bolton has strong links to industry experts, and so many courses are professionally accredited by organisations like Chartered Institutes, the British Psychological Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Notable alumni include award-winning author Sam Stone, British comedian Bilal Zafar and Paralympian Josie Cichockyj.

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About the University of Bolton

For over 190 years, the University of Bolton has offered top-quality postgraduate taught programmes in a wide variety of subjects. Offering world-class facilities in a state-of-the-art campus in Bolton, students have a number of research opportunities as well. Research at the University is carried out in three centres and three institutes, covering subjects as diverse as renewable energy and cyber-psychology.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

63% Part Time
37% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

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Source: HESA, 2018

4,725 Undergraduate
1,195 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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