At the University of Bolton there is a community of professionals committed to developing their students for their professional lives.
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.
Their teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality control agency and they have professional accreditation for more than 30 of their teaching programmes.
They offer a full and challenging range of courses – from HNDs and foundation degrees to undergraduate, Masters, MPhil and PhD research degrees. They also have Continuing Professional Development and Short Courses to offer.
Some rankings :
* The government's quality control agency for universities, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), has given them the highest level of recommendation possible in its recent institutional audit (published 2006);
* They also have QAA 'excellent' ratings for subjects including biology, education, health studies, nursing, philosophy, psychology and textiles while their research in metallurgy and materials, English and philosophy is recognised as having national, and in some instances, international importance;
* The University of Bolton is ranked top in the north-west for student satisfaction, according to The Times Good University Guide 2008. The guide ranks them in the top 15 of all UK universities when it comes to student satisfaction;
* University of Bolton students quickly move into graduate employment or further study. Thye are within the regions' top five universities for the number of students who find graduate-level jobs or carry on with their education six months after graduation (Times Good University Guide 2008);
* They invest in students' environment. Th ey spent an average of £345 per full-time education student on facilities last year. This places th in the them in 15% of UK universities (Higher Education Funding Council for England, 2006).