Postgraduate study is challenging, exhilarating and rewarding. A postgraduate degree sets you apart, and gets you noticed by the best employers. If you want to unlock opportunities, fast-track your career and enjoy more earning potential, then postgraduate study is for you.

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Postgraduate Open Day

Whether you’re already familiar with the University of Bolton or you’ve never visited us before, coming to a postgraduate Open Day is a great way to see what we have to offer.

At an Open Day you can chat to our friendly staff about the course you’re interested in, see some of the amazing facilities you could be using, and take a tour of our student accommodation.

Throughout the day we’ll have presentations and tours. You’ll be able to find out more about postgraduate options, career paths, scholarships, and everything else you need to know about postgraduate study. Find out more about our Open Days here.

Campus tours

If you can’t make the date of our next Open Day, we’d still love you to come and visit. We can take you on an individual campus tour any time from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00.

Book online for a campus tour or contact us on +44 (0)1204 903 807 or

Fees, Loans & Scholarships

Further study at postgraduate level is a worthwhile investment in your career. A postgraduate degree could help you earn £200k more over the course of your career, compared to an undergraduate degree (Sutton Trust, 2013). Scroll down to find out more.

Tuition Fees & Living Costs

The University of Bolton is one of the best value places in the UK to gain a postgraduate degree. Our tuition fees are lower than many other universities, and the cost of living in the Bolton area is amongst the most affordable in the country.

The annual tuition fee for most full-time postgraduate courses starting in 2020 is £5,400 for UK/EU students. Please check the specific course on the course search for variations to this fee and for international fees. Tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses are set per module and usually charged per module. Please check the course finder for details. These fees are for UK/EU students. See the International section if you are from a country that is outside of the European Union.

There are loans and scholarships available to help you cover the tuition fees and cost of living whilst you study. We also have a student finance team who can help you budget and keep in control of your finances.

Government Funding

The Government along with Student Finance England may provide a loan to help students pay for tuition fees and the cost of university.

If you normally live in England, you may be eligible to apply for up to £10,609 Postgraduate Loan (PGL). The loan will be paid directly to you and can be used for tuition fees and living costs.

To be eligible for a postgraduate study loan, you have to be studying a taught or research Masters course; this can be on campus or via distance learning. To find out more about whether the course you’re interested in is eligible for a Government Postgraduate Loan, please visit our Student Finance page.

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University of Bolton Scholarships

We offer two types of scholarship for postgraduate students. Each scholarship is a cash award that you don’t repay.

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship is for exceptional students on full-time taught masters degrees. You need to have a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution to be eligible.

Successful applicants will receive up to £1,500 towards your tuition fees. More information, including how to apply and terms and conditions, can be found on the Scholarship information page. Alternatively, you can contact our Bursary & Scholarships advisors on +44 (0)1204 903 499 or

100 Year Anniversary of the Great War Award

The 100 Year Anniversary of the Great War Award is for students who have completed a minimum of 3 years’ military service in the British Armed Forces. This can be used towards undergraduate or postgraduate study depending on your eligibility. The students who are successful will be awarded £500 each academic year.

For more information, including terms and conditions and how to apply for the scholarship, please visit our Scholarships & Bursaries page or contact the team on +44 (0)1204 903 499 or

Alumni Loyalty Discount

The Alumni Loyalty Discount is a scheme for graduates who completed their first degree at the University of Bolton. There is no restriction on how long ago you completed the qualifying course.

Graduates who meet the requirements will receive a £1000 tuition fee waiver; for full-time students this award will be made within one academic year and for part time students the award will be made over the anticipated duration of the course.

To check your eligibility, see terms and conditions and to apply for the scholarship, please see our Scholarship information page.

International Students

The University of Bolton is a friendly, multicultural university, and we welcome students from across the world.

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