University of Bolton Profile

The University of Bolton is a leading university for teaching quality, consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality control agency. It was formerly known as Bolton Institute of Higher Education.

The university offers a comprehensive range of courses from HNDs and foundation degrees to undergraduate certificates, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate masters and doctorates. It also offers a wide range of both full-time and part-time professional development courses, as well as a range of short courses which can be taken as professional development.

Bolton has the following Academic Schools and Research Centres:
- School of Arts, Media and Education
- School of the Built Environment and Engineering
- Bolton Business School
- School of Games Computing and Creative Technologies
- School of Health and Social Sciences
- Centre for Materials Research and Innovation
- Institute for Educational Cybernetics

The university has run courses in conjunction with a number of partner organisations in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Dublin, Russia, China.

The University has formed a partnership with Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) to offer the BA (Honours) Degree in Accountancy for Associate and Fellow Members of the IFA.

The University of Bolton is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Ratings and Rankings:

- 112th nationally in The Complete University Guide 2009 and 2010.

- Top 40 in the UK for History Degree Courses (Times 2009).

- Ranked top in the north-west for student satisfaction according to The Times Good University Guide 2008. It is placed in the top 15 of all UK universities when it comes to student satisfaction.

- Placed within the regions' top five universities for the number of students who find graduate-level jobs or carry on with their education six months after graduation (Times 2008).

- 69th nationally in The Push League Table 2008.

- The mechanical engineering course is placed in the country's top three when it comes to meeting students' needs (Sunday Times University Guide 23 September 2007).

- Placed at the top of the building subject area's nationwide league table in the Times Higher Education Supplement's National Student Survey (14 September 2007).

- Received the highest level of recommendation possible in the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) institutional audit (published 2006).

- Received QAA 'excellent' ratings for subjects including biology, education, health studies, nursing, philosophy, psychology and textiles.

- Named the UK's Fastest Growing New University (Guardian,2005).