university of bolton

Education has been delivered on the site in Bolton since 1824 originally as Bolton Mechanics Institute. Over the last 186 years the institution went from strength to strength and after steadily improving its reputation Bolton Institute of Higher Education became the University of Bolton in 2005.

The University still prides itself on a very strong Engineering department with many courses including BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering achieving high rankings in numerous areas. The University now also offers a full range of courses within the fields of Business, Law, Computing, Science, Art, Design and of course Engineering. For a detailed look at the courses click here.

Our Ethos

The University of Bolton is a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, working with and on behalf of people and organisations to solve practical problems.

We strongly believe that learning is fundamental to the transformation of individuals and society.

We are unrelenting in our desire to stay abreast of commercial, social, cultural and economic change and incorporate its impact in our courses and in our work with partners.

We celebrate excellence in others and willingly bring their good practice back into the university and into our partnerships.

We are proud that all elements of society are fully represented among our staff, students and partner organisations.

We embrace diversity and value difference.

We show adaptability, rigor and flexibility in identifying and meeting the needs of individuals and organisations.

We respect and value the traditional role and achievements of scholars and universities, while seeking to create a model of higher education which is focused on professionalism, innovation and application.