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University of Bolton RAK

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University of Bolton RAK in Ras Al Khaimah

University name University of Bolton RAK
Director's name Zubair Hanslot (Academic Director)
Executive body or owner Western International College
Date founded September 2008
Number of students (approx) 300
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private university
University location / area Al Hudaibah - Barerat - location map
Postal address PO Box 16038, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Telephone +971-7-2211221
Fax +971-7-2211124
Email info.uaecampus@bolton.ac.uk
Website www.bolton.ac.uk
Curriculum UK
Qualifications BA, BEng, BSc, MA, MBA, MEng, MSc
University fees 12,000-36,000 dhs per year (2009-2010)
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 128 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 11 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
3.5 stars from 23 votes.    

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University of Bolton RAK courses and programs

Education certificate and diploma programs

  • Higher National Diplomas (HND) (UK) in business management, electrical and electronic engineering (new in 2012?).
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning

Undergraduate Programs

  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with specializations in Marketing, HRM
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting
  • BSc (Hons) in Computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Post Graduate Programs

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MA in Teaching & Learning
  • MA in Professional Development
  • MEd in Technical & Vocational Education
  • MSc in Supply Chain Management
  • MSc in Construction Management
  • MSc in Information Technology
20 June 2012
  • New contact details tel +971-7-2211221, fax +971-7-2211124. Location Western International College, opposite Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Hudaiba - Bareraat. Previous information was tel +971-7-2281725, fax +971-7-2281726, location Nakheel, RAK FTZ (old location map).
07 March 2012
  • Bolton University in RAK is planning to move to a campus in Al Jazeerah Al Hamra? Comment seen mentioned in a press release but not further information supplied about construction schedule or opening date of new campus.
19 August 2010 - UK University of Bolton students to be offered places in RAK
  • The Daily Mail (UK) reports that students in the UK who apply to University of Bolton in the UK but miss out on a place, will be offered a chance to attend the RAK campus instead.
  • The usual misrepresentation about the proximity of Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai was given - University bosses said they wanted to offer students with good grades, but who narrowly miss out on a place, a chance to study at the university's Ras Al Khairmah (RAK) campus, 45 minutes away from Dubai. RAK is more like 1¼ - 1½ hours drive from Dubai (unless there's no traffic and you drive fast).
  • The Bolton University marketing department aren't the only ones to do this. Many institutes in RAK seem to feel the need to highlight that Dubai is nearby, and to say that it is much closer than it really is, almost as if they are embarrassed to be situated in RAK.
  • The Daily Mail report highlighted the year-round sunshine in the UAE as an attraction, but pointed out that drinking alchohol in public in RAK is not permitted, which might be seen as a distinct disadvantage by many British students.
21 February 2010 Graduation of first students (WAM report 20 February 2010 and press release 19 February 2010)
  • Bolton University in Ras Al Khaimah (UOBR?) awarded an honorary doctorate to the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of RAK, HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, at the graduation ceremony of the first batch of students from UOBR on 19 February 2010 at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa.
  • The degree was awarded in recognition of Sheikh Saud's services to education.
  • About 25 undergraduate students received their Bachelor in Business Management degress, and about 30 post-graduate students received certificates or diplomas. Awards were presented by the Vice Chancellor of Bolton University, Dr. George Holmes.
24 October 2009
  • Bolton University RAK tuition fees information updated (was AED 15,000-36,000 for 2008-2009). Tuition fees for 2009-2010 are AED 12,000-20,000 for one year Foundation courses, AED 25,000-27,000 for Bachelor programs per year, and AED 42,000-45,000 for Master's programs (full course).
  • Application and Registration fee AED 1500.
  • Exam fee £175-£350 for Foundation, £425-£500 for Bachelor, £800-£900 for Masters (approx AED 1000-5000).
  • Lab fee AED 1500 for some programs.
  • Accommodation fees AED 1250 per month + AED 250 per month for utilities, and AED 2000 deposit.
  • Visa fees AED 1500 + AED 2000 renewal + AED 2000 deposit.
  • Transport fees AED 200 (in RAK) to AED 600 (from Fujairah).
  • Bolton University RAK press release says university campus has relocated to a new 90,000 sq ft campus in the RAK FTZ Academy Zone. But a Gulf News report the same day says Bolton University RAK has been allocated a "5,000 square metre piece of land" by the RAK Free Trade Zone, which is half the size and sounds quite small.
26 September 2008
  • Western International College is registered as a university in the RAK Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ) and is the partner of University of Bolton in the UAE.
  • Toll free tel 800-334733 within the UAE, or mobile tel +971-50-9113238.
  • UOB RAK not found in CAA list of accredited institutions in the UAE.
  • Bolton University Ras Al Khaimah expects up to 250 students in its first year of operation, and plans to have a purpose built campus in RAK.
  • Students of UOB RAK campus should receive degrees and certificates identical to those issued by University of Bolton, UK.
  • Scholarships based on merit are available from University of Bolton RAK for graduate and post-graduate programs.
  • Add visa fees of 1500-2000 per year, hostel accommodation 1000 dhs per month, transport 200-500 dhs depending on emirate.
  • University of Bolton in the UK was previously known as the Bolton Institute of Higher Education
  • University of Bolton RAK information at www.bolton.ac.uk/UAECampus/ on the UK Bolton University website.
Bolton University courses available in Ras Al Khaimah

Art and Design

  • BA (Hons) in Design for Interiors
  • BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

Built Environment

  • BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering
  • BSc in Construction Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
  • MSc in Construction Management (MCM)

Business and Management

  • BA (Hons) in Accountancy
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management including specialisations in Human Resource Management, Marketing and International Tourism
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Supply Chain Management (weekend lectures)

Computing / Information Technology

  • BSc (Hons) in Computing
  • MSc in Information Technology


  • BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
Last update 21 June 2012
General comments - might not apply to University of Bolton RAK
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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