The University of Bolton traces its origins to the year 1824, when it began its journey as the Bolton Mechanics Institute. Over the course of the next 186 years, Bolton produces students of repute like the great American poet, Walt Whitman. The University moved from strength to strength and in 2005, the Bolton Institute of Higher Education became the University of Bolton.
The University has around 13,000 students with eight Academic Schools and five dedicated Research Centres. The teaching quality at the University has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the UK Government's Quality Control Agency and more than 30 teaching programmes have professional accreditation.
The modern, compact campus boasts of a strong Engineering department, and a range of courses in the fields of business, law, computing, science, art and design. The University offers pre-sessional English, Foundation, Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes. The University of Bolton offers a lot of flexibility with two intakes a year for many academic courses, for Foundation and Pre-Masters courses, and six for pre-sessional English.
The University acts as a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, with a focus on the solving of practical problems. The University’s ethos establishes the desire to adapt to changes in the commercial, social, cultural and economic sphere, by incorporating its impact in the courses offered. The University believes in diversity, and the importance of learning in the greater transformation of an individual and the society. The stress is on creating a model of higher education, with a focus on professionalism, innovation and application.
Located in the town of Bolton, the largest town in England, the University is one of the lowest cost universities in UK, yet is within easy travelling distance of the vibrant and metropolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester. This bustling town offers all of the social amenities bars, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and clubs expected by today’s students and its rich cultural and industrial history is reflected in its beautiful town hall, gallery, museum and the famous Octagon theatre. Around two and a half miles from campus is the West Pennine Moor which provides a splendid and relaxing treat of beautiful countryside, lakes, reservoirs, historic ruins and ancient sites. The region is famous among sports fans, for the amount of opportunities it offers to view live sport.
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