How can I apply to an MPhil or PhD course?

Thank you for your interest in studying at the University of Bolton.

We offer a wide range of postgraduate courses and you can find them by using our course search. Please use the filters to find the appropriate course and mode of study.

You can begin your application by checking the Research Admissions page. There are details of the application process and also a list of contact details for Academic Supervisors if you wish to get in touch directly before applying.

To apply you can download the Master's of Philosophy (MPhil) and Professional Doctorate (PhD) application here, then attach your research proposal and email it to An Academic Supervisor appropriate to your field will review your proposal. 

PLEASE NOTE: all completed research degree application forms and research proposals MUST be submitted to university admissions ( and not to the Research Coordinator.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

At the University of Bolton, we understand our students have different requirements and we pride ourselves on the positive and supportive learning environment we provide. Being voted No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past five years (Complete University Guide, North West) is a testament to our approach.