Prospective students

Choosing which course and university to go to, can be a daunting. We know that it is not easy trying to figure out a career that is right for you or a course that will help you to prepare for it. However, there are countless career possibilities and a variety of educational paths to them.

If you are looking to study at the University of Bolton, then the Careers Service can help you with the following:

  • Information on entry routes into Higher Education
  • Careers information, advice and guidance when choosing both undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Advice on ways to enhance your career prospects
  • Information on career opportunities post-graduation

Useful information for future students

Before you make that final decision, make sure you’ve done your research, key points to think about are:

  • Research the range of subject areas available within Higher Education
  • Find out about student funding
  • Gain an understanding of where your degree can take you in the future, and potential career prospects
  • Understand how employers may view different degree disciplines
  • Discover what students think of both their course and university

Studying at the University of Bolton

If you would like to study at the University of Bolton then click here for further information on our courses.

Course & university research

The following websites will help you with your research and act as a useful starting point when comparing courses and universities:

  • UCAS – an independent charity providing information, advice and admissions services to help students
  • GOV.UK – help in finding and applying for university courses
  • Unistats – official website for comparing UK Higher Education course data
  • Best Course for me – independent service set-up to help students understand the various education paths available

Seeking further advice and guidance across the UK

The following organisations will provide free advice and guidance:

  • National Careers Guidance Service – provides information, advice and guidance to residents of England
  • My World of Work – providing information, advice and guidance to residents of Scotland
  • Careers Wales – providing information, advice and guidance to residents of Wales
  • Prospects – helping you to explore the question ‘what can I do with a degree in?’

National graduate data & information

What do graduates do? – the information will examine what graduates do six months after leaving university