Become a
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own destiny

With a postgraduate course

Advancing your knowledge and continuing your studies is easy at the University of Bolton. Not only do we have a diverse range of postgraduate courses to choose from, but we create a relaxed, positive and exciting university experience.

Our course leaders provide a supportive and friendly learning environment and offer one-to-one mentorship, getting to know you and your needs. No two students are the same, and that’s why we tailor our techniques to ensure you get the most out of your experience.

Our goal is to help you reach your potential in your chosen field, and get you noticed by the best employers. Apply for a postgraduate course and study at one of the leading universities in the UK.


Our priority is to ensure you enjoy your time at university, you are supported and leave ready to thrive in your chosen career.

From our continued multi-million-pound campus investments to our focus on employability skills and opportunities, there are numerous reasons why Bolton ranked in the top 5 for Student Satisfaction in the North West of England (Complete University Guide 2023). Let us give you an overview:

  • Passionate lecturers who are focused on providing a positive, productive and supportive student experience
  • We strive to give our postgraduate students the quality education they deserve. That’s why we’ve invested millions into state-of-the-art facilities such as the new Greater Manchester Business School and Bolton College of Medical Sciences development.
  • Many of our postgraduate courses are professionally accredited by official bodies such as IMechE, the British Psychological Society, or Chartered Management Institute.
  • We have great connections with many employers, both locally and nationally, including the NHS, Ministry of Defence and Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • To ensure you have the perfect learning experience, we prefer to offer teaching in relatively small classes to maintain the best teaching quality, this helps to maximise the time you get to spend with your tutors to ensure you get the most out of your time here
  • Finally, it’s a great place to be, with a wealth of amenities in Bolton for you to take advantage of, and the UK’s second city, Manchester, just 20 minutes away by train
At Bolton, you are known by your name, not your student number; welcome to #UniAsItShouldBe.

International students who are interested in studying a postgraduate course should apply via the online application form. This can be done via a University of Bolton representative or agent in your country.

To find out more information, please visit our international applicant’s webpages, where you’ll find all the information and contacts you’ll need.

You can also contact our International Team on +44 (0)1204 903 110 or

While all of the above may sound perfect, you’re probably wondering one thing. How much does it cost?

While each postgraduate course will vary in terms of cost, depending on what you’re studying, there is a selection of loans and scholarships that you can apply for. These include:

Government funding

The Government may be able to help you cover your tuition and university costs with a Postgraduate Master’s Loan

If you’re starting a master’s degree, you could get a Postgraduate Master’s Loan to help with course fees and living costs. You can get up to:

£12,167 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2023. See here for more details.

University of Bolton Scholarships

We offer three scholarships to those looking to study postgraduate courses, which are cash awards that you won’t need to pay back. These are:

Alumni Loyalty Discount

This is awarded to both full and part-time UK and EU Masters students, regardless of financial means who go on to study a University of Bolton Taught Master’s course, having completed an undergraduate Higher Education (H.E.) course of study or PGCE/PGDE/PDE/Cert Ed at the University of Bolton.

This is a £1,000 tuition fee waiver made of the anticipated duration of the course. Find out more here.

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship

Offering £1,000 towards tuition fees to successful applicants. This is for exceptional students studying a full-time taught Master’s degree and requires you to have a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.-

Military Service Award

Offered to students who’ve spent three years or more in military services for the British Armed Forces, Students must be enrolled on a full-time taught master’s programme at the University, depending on eligibility.

This is a cash reward of £500 per academic year.

For more information, including terms and conditions and how to apply for scholarships, please visit our Scholarships & Bursaries page or contact the team on +44 (0)1204 903 497 or

To apply for all our postgraduate courses, you will need to complete the University's online application form. To do this, you simply need to find the course you wish to study, select the ‘How to Apply’ tab and follow the instructions.

Following this, the selection process will begin with applications being considered by the University’s admissions tutor in the relevant school or research centre. Interviews may take place depending on the course you’ve applied for followed by an offer or rejection.

If you want to find out more, why not take advantage of one of our Postgraduate Open Days and Course Advice Days!

These days allow you to meet with the tutors from each faculty and talk to them about the courses you’re interested in. This will give you the chance to ask any questions and discover if the courses are right for you.

From learning about the course content and assessment methods to discovering the hours expected of part-time students, our tutors will be more than happy to help.

It’ll also give you the chance to check out all the great facilities on our friendly campus, as well as enjoy several presentations and tours, where you can find out more about career paths, scholarships and the postgraduate options available.

We have Open Days throughout the year, which you can discover and book here.

For more information, please call the team on +44 (0)1204 903 807 or email

To apply for these courses, you need to hold a 2.1 honours degree or approved equivalent relating to your area of study.

Contact the relevant research coordinator to discuss the specialism and nature of the research you wish to undertake. Following this, if everything appears to be fine, you will need to complete an application form and send it to the person specified on the form.

All applicants will be required to take part in an interview before offers are made.

Learn more about the Research programmes here.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our Admissions Team and they will be happy to help.

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