University of Bolton (UoB)
With a student body of around 11,000 you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number.
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 25 of our teaching programmes.
There are currently 192 Academic staff members of whom 130 hold PhD degrees. This represents 67.7% of PhD holders amongst the Academic staff.
Where is Bolton?
Close to the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, with their internationally renowned cultural, sporting and retail centres, Bolton also puts entertainment and shopping right on your doorstep.
How do I get to Bolton?
More information on directions to Bolton, and once you are here how to get around on Campus can be found by visiting the Visit Us webpages.
Mission Statement & Vision
To be a distinctive teaching intensive and research informed university known for the quality of our staff, our facilities and our links to employment sectors.
We will provide:
- intensive support for learners by highly qualified and experienced staff
- first class facilities in which to learn
- strong links to employment sectors
By 2020 the University of Bolton will be a teaching intensive, research informed higher education institution whose distinctive high quality, student-focused, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes attract applications from all over the world. It will offer an exciting and challenging student experience with high levels of proactive student support and with excellent facilities which match the quality of its academic provision. It will be a local resource, a regional asset and a national and international centre of excellence as well as a byword for exemplary vocationally focused undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered in Bolton and across the world. Where appropriate, our students will study in an environment which reflects as closely as possible, the working environment which they are likely to enter, with industry standard equipment.All students will be offered work-based learning through placements, internships or ‘sandwich’ gap years.