University of Bolton

Overview

With a student body of around 13,000 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 30 of our teaching programmes.

Why choose University of Bolton?
Admissions Enquiries

The Admissions Office deals with all undergraduate and postgraduate applications and admissions to the University.

The Admissions Office aims to:

  • develop and implement the University’s admission policy;
  • ensure that all applications and admissions at undergraduate and postgraduate level are dealt with in a friendly, effective and efficient manner;
  • enable decisions to be made promptly on all applications.
Fees

Update – The UK Visas and Immigration have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 1st July 2014, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £820 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or£7,380).

If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,200.

How to apply

Students who are applying to study abroad at Brunel independently should email the Study Abroad Manager directly to receive a link to the online application form.

Students who are applying through an existing partnership agreement must be nominated by their home institution in order to take part in the study abroad programme. Once you have been nominated, you will be sent a link to the online application form by email.

In order for us to consider your application, you must also submit all the supporting documents by the deadline shown on the course fees page. Below please find list of documents required:

  • English language qualification (if applicable)
  • Documentation of finance (£800/month or £7,200/year for maintenance costs plus applicable tuition fees)
  • Official academic transcript of records
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Module selection form

Please use the module selection form to make provisional module choices from the list of available modules. You will need to select 3 modules per term. We advise you to select a few alternative modules since we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for your first choice of modules. You will be able to discuss your choices and amend your modules if necessary at registration.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).

All students are required to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level, unless they are a native of an English-speaking country.

With a student body of around 13,000 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 30 of our teaching programmes.

TEACHERS AND CAREERS ADVISERS

The University of Bolton is committed to helping and supporting students and their teachers and advisers at every stage of the journey into higher education.

The University of Bolton aims to provide a high-quality, professional and flexible service to schools and colleges. Our staff are able to provide expert, up-to-date information about progression to higher education and are members of the Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA) – the professional body overseeing university work with prospective students and their influencers. Staff and student ambassadors working with young people have also received training and official clearances to undertake their work.

Whether you are a teacher, careers adviser, local authority worker or an educational manager in a different setting, we hope that you find the links below an informative and helpful starting point for accessing the many activities we have developed to support progression into higher education.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY
WHAT IS AN UNDERGRADUATE?

Undergraduate is a term used to describe a university student who has not yet received their first degree.

WHO IS A UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON UNDERGRADUATE?

The University of Bolton focuses on preparing its students for their professional futures, but there is no typical University of Bolton undergraduate student. Undergraduates here are studying for a wide range of qualifications in different academic and vocational subjects, they are of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Some are studying full-time, others part-time.

WHAT ABOUT FURTHER EDUCATION (FE)?

The University of Bolton offers a range of pre-degree and FE courses including access and foundation qualifications that prepare students to study with us  at undergraduate level.  Our FE students have access to the same range of services and facilities as our undergraduates and benefit from the enriched learning opportunities available at the university.

POSTGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The University of Bolton offers a variety of postgraduate, professional development and short courses in a wide range of subjects. The University has a dynamic postgraduate and professional community and a culture of excellence in teaching and research. We have an enviable record for graduate employment.

The University is renowned for its links to business and industry, and for supporting students who combine study with their career. It is possible to study on a full-time or part-time basis, and some courses are available by distance learning. Our quality, flexible courses can fit around work and other commitments. Many of our part-time and short courses are taught in the evening. A range of courses also offer the relevant professional accreditation. For postgraduate courses, and most professional development modules and courses, please use the course finder function.

Alternatively you can see details of which courses are available in each subject area by visiting the relevant academic schools  pages.

The University offers a growing number of short courses which can be studied as professional development, or as a ‘stand-alone’ course. Many are directly linked to workplace skills needed in specific sectors, for example, transport. Some courses require no prior experience of work or study in that area, for example, Adobe Photoshop.

For anyone wanting to try out a new subject the University offers associate study courses. These taster courses, in subjects such as creative writing, can lead on the degree courses where they can be then be studied in greater depth.

The range of courses continues to expand in response to the requirements of employers and students. Courses range from applied criminology to transport management.

For short course information please contact the University’s dedicated Short Course Office:
Tel: 01204 903904
Email: sco@bolton.ac.uk

For associate student, professional development and all postgraduate courses contact our Enquiry Team:
Tel: 01204 903903
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

INTERNATIONAL
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

This is the beginning of a life changing opportunity and we all wish you best in whatever you choose.

The University of Bolton has been welcoming international students for a number of years and we have a large number currently studying with us from all around the world. We enjoy a well established and thriving community of international students which has helped to create a friendly and caring environment for which we are well known.

You may be thousands of miles away from home but you will be among friends who understand your concerns and want you to feel the special atmosphere that creates the Bolton experience.

There are many things to take into consideration when choosing a university and Bolton has many very important features that make it an excellent option for international students:

  • GREAT LOCATION
  • FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • FLEXIBLE
  • MULTIPLE INTAKES
  • VALUE FOR MONEY
  • STUDENT SUPPORT
  • CAREER PROSPECTS

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