14/12/2021

Make 2022 Your Year of Transformation

When is Going Back Actually Going Forward?

Heading back to university for a postgraduate degree could take you further forward than you expected. With an undergraduate degree already in the bag, you might be considering a postgraduate degree for a number of reasons. While you’re considering your options, there’s one further point to think about – the University of Bolton has a diverse range of postgraduate courses on offer and it’s not too late to apply for courses starting in January 2022.

New Year, New You

Postgraduate students return to study for a whole host of reasons. Some are inspired by their current career path and they want to accelerate their progression by specialising in a particular area or exploring a new professional discipline. For others, returning to higher education represents a personal ambition, where they want to underpin their own commitment to their life-long learning journey and keep developing as an individual.

Increase Your Earning Potential

If you’re considering a postgraduate degree to improve your income, studies show that people with a masters tend to earn more. In the Higher Education Policy Institute’s 2020 report, it indicates that postgraduates earn almost a fifth (18%) more than undergraduate degree holders just six months after graduation. A 2021 report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reported that the earning advantage of a master’s or PhD holder is 45% over that of a graduate with a bachelors.

Join the Dots

Our PG courses are the opportunity for you to spread your wings and see what’s out there. This might be by making new like-minded friends with your class, but it also enables you to develop your network of industry connections. At the University of Bolton, our strong links with industry often see guest lecturers – potential employers – speaking to our postgraduate students. By signing up to a masters, you’re demonstrating your passion for learning and development and your interest in your chosen area.

Campus Life

Our campus is a friendly and inclusive environment, where everyone is welcome to experience #UniAsItShouldBe. At Bolton University, life outside the classroom is just as important as what goes on inside. For many, a postgraduate degree offers more than the opportunity to grow professionally.

A compact campus, you’ll settle in quickly and begin to make friends and take the opportunities on offer. There are a range of clubs, from sports and lifestyle to course-related societies, that have regular social events where you can chat with like-minded people in a relaxed setting. Your postgraduate course comes with access to all university facilities including the £31 million University’s Bolton One, and a full range of support services, such as Careers and Employability and a Student Services Team. For postgraduate students, it’s the chance to concentrate on your personal development and have a great time doing it!

Together, We Thrive

Creating a learning environment where you feel supported and engaged is critical to your student experience. It’s why we’re ranked No.1 for Social Inclusion*. Our teaching and feedback cycle lies at the heart of your learning, so that you can develop and evolve throughout your time with us. No.1 in the North West with Teaching** we’ll help you to get back into the world of higher education and make 2022 your year of transformation.

Starting one of our PG courses in the New Year has to be one of life’s better resolutions.

*The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 – North West region

**The Guardian University Guide 2022

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