Bolton is one of the largest towns in the UK and close to one of the most vibrant cities in England so you can make the most of its low cost of living while enjoying the region's fantastic and varied entertainment, culture, sports and shopping.

The North-West of England is home to over 90,000 students who are attracted to the area's diverse cities and towns, stunning countryside and numerous attractions


Bolton is one of the UK's most vibrant towns and the University of Bolton campus is right at the heart of it.

As well as a lively nightlife, Bolton is famous for its sporting tradition from Bolton Wanderers and the Reebok stadium to state-of-the-art facilities built for the Commonwealth Games. The town has a uniquely rich cultural and industrial history; the beautiful town hall, gallery and museum, as well as the famous Octagon theatre and the performance venue The Albe rt Halls are minutes walk from campus. The West Pennine moors area is only 2.5 miles from campus and offers some of the North of England's most beautiful countryside with lakes and reservoirs, historic ruins and ancient sites.

For shoppers there's plenty to choose from including malls, department stores, specialist shops and the town's famous food market. Bolton's multicultural population means that our students are able to buy food and other products from all over the world.

Manchester and Salford

Just 20 minutes by train from Bolton is Manchester; one of the UK's liveliest cities. Here you can find even more culture, attractions and vibrant nightlife. There are world-class museums, theatre and international cinema, legendary music venues and a wealth of eateries and student friendly shops. The huge shopping mall of the Trafford Centre is just a few miles away from Manchester.

Nearby Salford Quays is the location of stunning new developments including the Lowry Arts Centre and the Imperial War Museum of the North. Media City UK scheduled for completion around 2011, is the UK's first digital and creative community; it will include five BBC departments and opportunities for more than 1,000 businesses in the creative industries sector, creating between 10,000 and 15,000 jobs.