The University of Bolton works closely with local, national and international organisations including Balfour Beatty, the Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, the Ministry of Defence and the NHS. Many postgraduate courses are accredited by official bodies, such as the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and more.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

1,195 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 38%
  • Part Time 62%


  • UK 85%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 13%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 50 275 320
Nursing 0 165 165
Business & Management Studies 40 100 140
Accounting & Finance 60 50 105
Psychology 20 75 100
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 30 30
Computer Science 5 25 25
Civil Engineering 0 25 25
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 25 25
Building 5 15 20
Law 10 15 20
Sports Science 5 15 20
Materials Technology 10 0 10
General Engineering 10 0 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 5 5
Librarianship & Information Management 5 0 5
Music 5 0 5
English 5 0 5
Art & Design 0 5 5
Biological Sciences 5 0 5
Marketing 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,400
Mixed 5,400
Laboratory 5,400
Clinical 8,316–9,000
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

There are currently three different types of scholarships available for postgraduate students at the University of Bolton. Please visit the university website for the full eligibility criteria:

  • Alumni Loyalty Discount: UK and EU students who are registered alumni of the University of Bolton, having previously completed a higher education or applicable course there, can benefit from a tuition fee waiver of £1,000. This is applicable for students progressing to a taught Masters course.
  • Masters (Taught) Excellence Scholarship: £1,500 awarded to full-time UK, EU or international students who have achieved a 1st class Honours degree or equivalent from a UK or EU institution, and who will be studying a full-time 180 credit taught Masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
  • 100 Year Anniversary of the Great War Award: On the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of The Great War, the University of Bolton has announced the introduction of an award to assist ex-service personnel to study at the university. Worth £500 per academic year; students who have completed a minimum three years' military service within the British Armed Forces since their eighteenth birthday are eligible to apply for the award.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Accommodation is not guaranteed: postgraduate students are advised to apply for accommodation as soon as they accept a place at the university.