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University of Bolton

       Ranked 97 out of 425

University Statistcs

  • Uni Compare Ranking
    97 / 425
  • Full Time Students
  • Guardian Ranking
  • Students in work/study
  • Undergraduate to Postgraduate UG to PG Ratio
    84 : 16
  • UK to InternationalForeign Ratio
    92 : 8

University Summary

The University of Bolton is in the heart of Bolton, one of the largest towns in the UK – a thriving yet friendly place with a big heart. Manchester city centre is just a 20-minute train journey away and there are excellent motorway and rail links to major cities such as Liverpool and Leeds. As well as this, the Lake District, West Pennine Moors and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach, and the bright lights of Blackpool are just an hour away!

We boast a long history as an education provider – almost 200 years in fact. From our roots as one of the first mechanics institutes in 1824, through to being granted university status in 2005, we continue to work together with employers and partners to offer you industry-leading, career-focused courses.

Students have access to the very best facilities for both study and recreation, including Bolton One, the £31m health, leisure and research centre; the brand new National Centre for Motorsport Engineering and the newly renovated Bolton Central, which houses the Institute of Management Greater Manchester and is right next door to the town’s new £48m transport hub – Bolton Interchange.

We are proud that our teaching quality consistently achieves excellent ratings and we were recently awarded Silver in the TEF; it is our mission to treat every student as a name and not just a number.

Our graduates are highly sought after as they gain exceptional academic knowledge and real-life hands-on experience – many of our courses are professionally accredited by the relevant industry bodies.

University Research Info

At the University of Bolton we’re proud to be ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’. We value the impact that research brings to society and academia, and we embed research throughout our teaching. We have 20+ areas of research, from the arts or engineering to computing or psychology – for a full list of subject areas please visit our website. We welcome applications from students interested in pursuing research degrees and we also welcome businesses interested in working with us on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

We are dedicated to delivering world-leading research. Our research generates a positive impact on business and the community, as well as contributing to the knowledge economy. Seven areas of our research are considered ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), including Creative Writing, Engineering and Psychology.

We offer a number of studentships for University of Bolton graduates who want to apply for a postgraduate research degree, please visit our website for more details including information about public and Government funding.

University Accommodation

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University Location

University Address: Deane Road , Bolton , BL3 5AB

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