“Develop the practical and creative skills you need.”

The world of digital technology is here and it’s evolving and expanding at an incredible rate. Bolton’s games, computing and IT courses will help you develop the practical and creative skills you need to pursue a career in the fast-paced and lucrative games, IT and telecommunications industries.


Computing is a broad subject area, and includes Cloud Computing, Computer Networks and Security, Software Engineering, Games Programming.

Computing is an exciting and fast-changing industry. You’ll use your creativity and problem-solving skills to work at the very forefront of technology, potentially changing the way that future generations work, live and play.

Computing courses at the University of Bolton give you the opportunity to develop the skills you need to start your career as soon as you graduate. You’ll be taught the most relevant industry programming languages, and use professional-level facilities and equipment.

The University of Bolton is a Cisco Academy and the UK’s first Red Hat Academy for Cloud Computing and Networks and Security. We’re also a member of the British Computing Society.

BSc (Hons) Computing
BSc (Hons) Computing with foundation year
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-up)
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security
BSc (Hons) Computing (Data Analyst)
BSc (Hons) Computing (Application Development)
BSc (Hons) Computing (Cyber Security)
BEng (Hons) Software Engineering
FdSc Computer Networks and Security
FdEng Software Engineering
HND Computing (Bolton College)
MSc Cloud and Network Security
MSc Software Engineering
BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions: Software Engineering
BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions: Network Engineering
BSc(Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions: Data Analyst
BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions: Cyber Security

Teaching Intensive, Research Informed

Your education at the University of Bolton is ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’. Our lecturers have advanced technical expertise and industrial knowledge, and are dedicated to teaching and research. They have well-established links with industry, creating opportunities for placements and live industrial project briefs.

The School of Creative Technologies is home to all Computing courses and activity at the University of Bolton. See the School of Creative Technologies section of this website for information on staff, events, and news.

The Creative Technologies Research Centre is a new development for the School of Creative Technologies. The Centre will be a focal point for all Computing, Games and Special and Visual Effects research at the University of Bolton, and seek new partnerships with industry. If you would like to find out about the Centre’s research opportunities, please contact Dr Rob Campbell or you can read more about Research Degrees here.


Interested in collaborating with the University of Bolton? The School of Creative Technologies is always interested in working with other institutions and businesses. Please contact us if you would like further information on collaboration opportunities.

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