Parents and supporters of young people play an important role in helping them decide what and where to study and in encouraging them throughout their course. We hope you find the following information useful.
2012 Tuition Fees
The University of Bolton has always been about giving students quality at a highly competitive price. We have used the Government’s new strategy for competition in HE to price our courses to reflect what it costs us to teach them. We have introduced a fee structure which is not only equitable but also pledges 'no profiteering' from our students and their families. We think you will also agree ours is the best value for money in our region.
Tuition fees can now be set between £6000 and £9000. Many academic intuitions have chosen to set their fees at the higher end of the scale*. The University of Bolton has opted for a three-banded system for its on-campus provision:
Laboratory/specialist courses – for example, taught in dedicated facilities (£8,400)
Studio-based/resource intensive courses – utilising specialist equipment (£7,500)
Classroom-based courses – lecture theatre or classroom based (£6,300)
On average most of our students will pay the middle band of £7,500. The University can also assure that while we aim to offer the best value for our students and their parents, this will not compromise on the quality and professionalism our courses.
For more in depth information on 2012 tuition fees please visit our specific 2012 fees website.
Why is University relevant?
The average wage of a UK graduate is as much as 35% higher than a non-graduate. Over a working lifetime, that can equate to a graduate earning up to £100,000 more.
However, university isn't all about earning more money. It is impossible to put a financial price on the life skills and experiences students also acquire. Graduates are a more attractive proposition to potential employers.The University experience can broaden horizons – geographically and academically – challenge intellectually and offer a variety of cultural and social experiences – all of which are highly regarded by employers.
The University of Bolton has the staff, facilities and, most importantly, the dedication to help you’re young person fulfil their potential.
You rest assured the future career of your child is of the utmost importance to the University of Bolton. Employability is a key part of study here at Bolton and something that is taken very seriously.
We have implemented several measures to ensure that not only do students study the right degree, but also have the necessary skills to succeed in the world of employment once they have graduated.
From Careers Summer Schools for graduates to our specific volunteering service, UB-inVolved, we offer a variety of ways for our students to gain those all important practical skills that stretch beyond the classroom.
For more information on employability and other related topics take a look at the Careers Advice Service.
When should young people research universities and courses?
Young people do not have to make a decision as to which courses to apply for until Year 13. However it is useful to explore options before that. Surveys show that young people have usually decided whether higher education is for them by the time they are 14 (Higher Education White Paper, January 2003) so it is important that you help them in coming to this decision.
We have put together a 10 step countdown to help guide you through the process.