The University of Bolton’s history dates back to 1825 when it was founded as a Mechanics’ Institute. The university continues to offer degrees with a strong vocational focus and prides itself on its applied research profile.
The Complete University Guide’s 2023 UK league tables ranks Bolton in the top 10 for Student Satisfaction. It’s also one of the most diverse student populations in the country, and offers a friendly, welcoming environment.
Located near Manchester, Bolton offers students easy access to one of the UK’s biggest cities, while also providing easy access to the countryside. The town of Bolton itself has a lot of history and culture to offer, with a range of museums and galleries as well as the historic architecture.
The town also has a lot of contemporary entertainment on offer, with a wide range of cinema, theatres and recreational activities. There’s also a wide range of cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs for students to really get involved in the student lifestyle.
Bolton rail and coach stations are both a short walk from the campus, and the town can be accessed by the M60 and M61. As it’s close to Manchester, it’s also only a half an hour drive from Manchester airport, making international travel straightforward.