The University of Bolton is a local institution with international reach. The University traces its educational roots all the way back to 1824 when it opened as one of the first mechanics institutes.
Granted university status in 2005, Bolton now has a global student body of around 11,000 - including all campuses and affiliates. The University is based on a modern, compact, town-centre campus and our teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality control agency.
Our strong industry links allow us to provide a large number of professionally accredited courses through partnerships that include several Chartered Institute organisations, the British Psychological Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. More than 30 of our courses are professionally accredited, reflecting the industry-needs focus of our courses' content.
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.