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University of Bolton

We are a modern and dynamic University, with an academic heritage dating back almost 200 years. Teaching here is inspired by the internationally excellent and world-leading research' being conducted at the University (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Our research feeds into the curriculum, and you will learn about research processes and finding, discuss and write papers, and undertake inquiry-based activities. Our small class sizes and favourable staff-to-student ratio mean you will be treated as a individual, and we pride ourselves on the fact that all our lecturers know the names and needs of their students. Our friendly and approachable teaching staff offer personal supervision throughout your course so you always feel you can call on your tutor for help and assistance in fact, our pastoral and holistic care has been praised in external examiners' reports. Working your mind is great, but a healthy mind needs a healthy body. Housed in Bolton One, the on-campus health, leisure and research facility, offering a fabulous 50 foot climbing wall which is suitable for novices and experts alike. The Indoor sports hall also offers a range of classes from badminton to trampolining all free to University of Bolton students! In recent years we have been undergoing a major multi-million-pound redevelopment programme, creating exciting facilities for study and recreation. Future projects include a STEM Centre building, due to open in September 2017, it will specialise in science, technology, engineering and maths, and also house the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering.


Deane Road



United Kingdom


Student Union

The Students' Union is constantly changing to meet and reflect our students' needs, but one thing that remains constant is the dedication of our officers and support services to represent and advocate their needs. There are full-time and part-time officers here to provide a comprehensive service of advice and assistance where and when students need it most. The Students' Union is committed to making sure that students are treated fairly, with the full backing of the National Union of Students (NUS). They will support students if they have a genuine grievance. The Students' Union Venue is our social and catering area. Here you can experience some great food, drink and entertainment in a safe and secure environment. It is also a meeting point for the many and varied Clubs and Societies run by the Students' Union. The Students' Union is run by students for students. We rely on your support and involvement to effectively represent your concerns, inject fresh ideas and bring positive changes to make your student experience memorable.

Non financial student support

Student Services, at the University of Bolton, offer information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues. These include Accommodation, Careers, Spirituality (Chaplaincy), Counselling, Disability, Enrolment, International Student Support and Student Finance. They can also refer you and make appointments for you to see specialist staff. Private interview room facilities are available on request. An induction loop facility for deaf people and hard of hearing is also available. The Student Advisers also offer support to international students who may be struggling to adjust to life in the UK.

Compact and network arrangements

The University of Bolton has a range of scholarships available, one of which is available to students who have studied at our partner colleges, the Bolton Partnership Bursary. There is no financial burden on the school or college as the bursary is funded entirely by the University. The University also validates degrees and runs courses on a franchise basis for educational providers. For further information please contact T: 01204 903807 or E:

  • Unit Grades

  • Offers and admission to the University's courses will be based on overall A-level (or equivalent) achievement and not on unit grades.
  • Disability

  • At the University of Bolton we are committed to equality, diversity and a supportive environment for all. We welcome both home and international students with physical and sensory impairments, mental health issues, medical conditions and specific learning difficulties.
  • Interview / Audition policy

  • We interview for some of our courses. Please see our entry requirements.
  • Open Days

  • The next open days to be held at the University of Bolton are: Saturday 25 June Friday 19 August Saturday 20 August Book your place by clicking on the link below
  • Overseas fees

  • Tuition fees for undergraduate courses for 2016/17 are £11,250.
  • Parental Education

  • The data provided in respect of parental education is only used for statistical purposes.
  • Progress File

  • We welcome Records of Achievement.


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Accommodation fees

100% of first years are accommodated
Average cost per week for accommodation
Average cost per week
Standard £80

 Please contact the provider to discuss accommodation.

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