Please download a copy of our research degree application form  (Microsoft Word).

Before applying for a research degree you should contact the relevant Research Coordinator for the academic area where you think that your research proposal could be located to discuss your subject specialism and the nature of the research that you wish to undertake. This will inform you of the types of specialism that we are able to support. You can also visit the web pages of the academic area. All completed research degree application forms must be submitted to University admissions and not to the Research Coordinator. 

You must make all applications on the research degree application form following the instructions for submission on that form. Please do not make applications direct to the Research Coordinator or academic group concerned.

Available start dates and apply by dates:

Start Date

Apply By Date

16th January 2017    

18th November 2016  

8th May 2017 

13th March 2017   

11th September 2017   

 23rd June 2017



The Research Coordinators for each subject area (listed A-Z) are as follows:

Subject AreaResearch CoordinatorContact Details

Accounting and Business

Dr Denis Hyams-Ssekasi 01204 903693
D.Hyams-Ssekasi@bolton.ac.uk

Art & Design

Dr. Terry Speake

 01204 903380
t.speake@bolton.ac.uk
Built Environment & Civil Engineering Dr. Margaret Nelson 01204 903431
m.nelson@bolton.ac.uk

Community Studies

Joanne Smith

 01204 903784
joanne.smith@bolton.ac.uk

Computer Science

Dr. Rob Campbell

 01204 903417
r.h.campbell@bolton.ac.uk

Digital Entertainment

Dr. Rob Campbell

 01204 903417
r.h.campbell@bolton.ac.uk

Education

Dr. David Kitchener

 01204 903347
d.a.kitchener@bolton.ac.uk
Engineering Professor Peter Myler  01204 903661
p.myler@bolton.ac.uk

English & Creative Writing

Dr. Terry Speake

 01204 903380
t.speake@bolton.ac.uk

Health & Well-Being

Professor Romesh Gupta

 01204 903609
R.Gupta@bolton.ac.uk

Information Systems

Dr. Rob Campbell

 01204 903417
r.h.campbell@bolton.ac.uk

Islamic Finance

Dr Sabri Mohammad

 01204 903162
S.Mohammad@bolton.ac.uk

Law

Dr. Paul Fryer

01204 903620
p.fryer@bolton.ac.uk

Mass Observation and Worktown Studies

Dr. Bob Snape

 01204 903609
r.snape@bolton.ac.uk

Materials, Research & Innovation

Professor Baljinder Kandola

 01204 903517
b.kandola@bolton.ac.uk
Medical, Biomedical and Life Sciences Dr Ianis G. Matsoukas 01204 903409
I.Matsoukas@bolton.ac.uk

Photography

Dr. Terry Speake

 01204 903380
t.speake@bolton.ac.uk

Psychology

Professor Jerome Carson

 01204 903228
j.carson@bolton.ac.uk

Sport, Performance, Recovery & Rehab

Dr. Colin Robertson

01204 903789
c.robertson@bolton.ac.uk 

Sport Sociology and Policy

Dr. Bob Snape

 01204 903609
r.snape@bolton.ac.uk

Renewable Energy & Environmental Technologies

Professor Guosheng Shao

 01204 903592
G.Shao@bolton.ac.uk

For Off-Campus enquiries please contact Professor Danny Morton t: +44 (0)1204 903040 e: d.morton@bolton.ac.uk