Research at the University of Bolton is driven by the Teaching Intensive Research Informed (TIRI) strategy. We offer research in the following academic subject areas based in Academic Schools. Please visit the research web pages in each Academic School for further information about the research themes and the staff research expertise that we provide in each subject area.

Research Subject Areas

  • Accounting & Business
  • Art & Design
  • Built Environment & Civil Engineering
  • Community Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English & Creative Writing
  • Health & WellBeing
  • Information Systems
  • Islamic Finance
  • Law
  • Mass Observation & Worktown Studies
  • Materials, Research & Innovation
  • Medical, Biomedical & Life Sciences
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sport, Performance, Recovery & Rehab
  • Sport Sociology & Policy
  • Theatre & Performance
  • Renewable Energy & Environmental Technologies

Research & Graduate School

The Research & Graduate School manages all research degree students and researcher development across the University of Bolton. Our attention is focused on meeting research degree student requirements through comprehensive researcher development programmes. Read more about the Research & Graduate School.

University of Bolton Institutional Repository (UBIR)

The University of Bolton’s Institutional Repository is called UBIR. Depositing work in an institutional repository does not preclude making research available via more traditional routes. Rather, it provides an additional means of enabling access to research and, moreover, increases the discoverability of the research, as repositories are indexed by search engines such as Google and Google Scholar. Read more about UBIR here.

The Postgraduate Research Students Society

The aim of the Postgraduate Research Students Society (PGRSS) is to bring together research students at the University of Bolton, and share knowledge, information and experience amongst researchers.

REF 2014

The University of Bolton is dedicated to delivering world-leading research and applying its discoveries to generating enterprise and outcomes which benefit local communities as well as the knowledge economy. Panel Chairs on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 agreed that six of the seven subjects submitted by the University of Bolton demonstrated world-leading research, whilst the seventh was deemed to be of internationally excellent standard.