Part-time funded PhD Studentship in Labour History

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in Labour History.

As part of the developing partnership between the University of Wolverhampton and the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) we have created a PhD Studentship in Labour History. The holder of the award will be based in the Centre for Historical Research (CHR) in the Department of History, Politics and War Studies.

The CHR has an established research reputation in labour, social, and working-class history. It has a growing post-graduate community and academic staff committed to research that has public impact.

The studentship has been established to enable a postgraduate researcher to examine the history of the GFTU and in particular its formation in the 1890s and its relationship with other trade union organisations and progressive political movements. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in or knowledge of the British labour movement. The research will be supervised by Professor Keith Gildart.

Part-time tuition fees for 3-5 years will be covered by the GFTU with additional research support costs provided by the CHR.  


Application forms are available from:

Jacqueline Jones
Research Administrator
Room MH211
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 322145

Closing date : 30 November 2016: applications received after this date will not be considered

Interviews are expected to be held in early December 2016.

The University welcomes applications from groups of people currently under-represented amongst the institution’s research community - especially from women and people from ethnic minority groups.