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The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited.

Postgraduate study is challenging, exhilarating and a rewarding advancement, whether for career or personal development. A Postgraduate degree sets you apart, and gets you noticed by the best employers. If you want to unlock opportunities, fast-track your career and enjoy more earning potential, then Postgraduate study is for you.

At the University of Bolton, where we are proud to put our students, and their needs, first. The University offers 10 schools/faculties:

  • Bolton School of the 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 Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Sport and Biological Sciences


Bolton has strong links to industry, working with organisations like the NHS, Ministry of Defence and Bolton’s Borough Council.

University of Bolton students on Postgraduate study say:

“Throughout my time at the university, I was full supported and encouraged by all the staff and lecturers and even though some subjects were new and challenging at times, I was always able to ask for support and was taught to think at a higher level in order to approach subjects from a broader perspective and create solutions. The MBA degree has enabled me to look at the business world from a different perspective and has allowed me to broaden my horizons and given me the confidence to start my own management consultancy business.” Omar Anwar, MBA Masters of Business Administration.

“I have extremely pleasant and memorable experiences of my time on the programme and the knowledge I acquired has served to shape the trajectory of my research career. The academic staff were very friendly, approachable and always responsive to my academic and related needs and it was a pleasure working with and developing lasting relationships with students from diverse range of national and cultural contexts.” Munmun Azad, MSc International Management.

The university has completely changed my life. I was working in retail when I enrolled and now I’m in a job that I’m passionate about.” Andy Platt, MSc Psychology.

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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, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

61% Part Time
39% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

4,710 Undergraduate
1,185 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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