Leisure and Sport Specialisms (Research)

University of Bolton
48 months
Master's degree
On campus
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About this program

The School of Sport and Biological Sciences welcomes expressions of interest in postgraduate research degrees in the field of leisure and sport.

Research degree supervision is available in a number of areas within the social sciences and humanities. These include leisure and sport history; leisure, lifestyle and wellbeing; leisure, sport and physical activity policy; and community regeneration.

With the construction of a health and wellbeing centre on the University campus, the school is particularly keen to receive proposals that explore the relationships between leisure, lifestyle and wellbeing.

The University’s Centre for Worktown Studies, working in close co-operation with Bolton Museum and Archive Service, provides a portal for the academic use of the Humphrey Spender ‘Worktown’ photographs taken for Mass Observation in the 1930s. In this context, we would be interested in applications that explore the potential of these images in enhancing our understanding of leisure practices and experiences in this period.

The School of Sport and Biological Sciences has a strong track record in research and consultancy in the areas of leisure policy and the role of leisure and physical activity in community regeneration. In particular, it has expertise in the engagement of minority ethnic communities in physical activity.

In addition, there is a vibrant research culture centred on the social history of leisure and tourism.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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University of Bolton

The University of Bolton traces its history back to the foundation in 1825, of the Bolton Mechanics' Institute, one of the first to be established in the UK. Throughout its history and in its various incarnations, this institution's primary purpose...

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