Ainsworth PhD Studentship


  • All students who are currently undergraduates at the University of Bolton, or have graduated since 2014, with a first class honours degree.
  • Any current Masters student or equivalent who would be eligible to start a PhD in the academic year 2017-18. 

The University is pleased to announce a new Ainsworth PhD Studentship for which applications are now being sought. The successful applicant will receive a full tuition fee waiver and a £14,553 bursary for each year of the 3 year full time PhD programme at the University. The details together with a job description and person specification are given below.

Applications should include the following:

These should be sent directly to the person named in the relevant Studentship description below to arrive by 5pm on 26 June 2017. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in week commencing 10 July 2017.

Bolton School of the Arts

“Using community historical archives and drama to enhance women’s subjective well-being.”

Commencing: 1st September 2017
Reference: SOA001

The job description and person specification can be downloaded here

The student will work, through the Octagon Theatre, with Bolton at Home Arts Officers to design, deliver and evaluate community drama projects with women. These projects will draw in part from Mass Observation’s ‘Worktown‘ study of Bolton in the late nineteen-thirties. The objective of the study is to explore the benefits of involvement in community drama in terms of subjective well-being. The student will be based in the Bolton School of the Arts and will participate fully in the University’s postgraduate research training programmes and will contribute to the teaching of the School.

For an informal discussion or to submit your application please contact: Dr. Nicola Shaw at