We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes. If you think you have what it takes to study for a PhD with us and have an idea you would like to discuss before you apply, please contact the appopriate member of staff as listed below.
If your enquiry relates to PhD study within the wider Faculty of Business and Law, please contact the relevant department or Coventry University's Postgraduate Research Support Office.
Current PhD Opportunities
The deadline for applications is 30th June 2017
The Data, Organisations and Society research cluster encourages applications from prospective doctoral students. We are working to lead research on the impact of the digital environment on business and society. Challenges and opportunities related to the use of Big Data, digital and analytics as a driver of innovation, business strategy development and new business models. Issues such as privacy, trust and data protection, related to the creation, use, management and disposal of data in society are also essential.
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Data, Organisations and Society Cluster, please contact Professor Maureen Meadows (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Sally Dibb (email@example.com) or Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Economic Development and Inclusive Economies research cluster focuses on encouraging economic growth and development as a core aim of public policy; however, there is increasing concern with the question ‘who gains from growth?’. We welcome PhD applications which explore a range of topics relating to growth and inclusion. These include city growth, employment policy, social investment and community finance; and the impact of economic development, such as strategies for local and regional economies, including motorsport and advanced manufacturing, entrepreneurship and business models.
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Economic Development and Inclusive Economies research cluster, please contact Dr Nick Henry (email@example.com) or Dr Paul Sissons (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The cluster also welcomes PhD applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in pursuing historical research in line with our research themes. The expertise of our cluster members covers the following continents: Africa; Australasia; Europe; Latin America; and North America. PhD researchers are a core part of our cluster and benefit from the opportunity to work with scholars at various stages of their career.
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding this area of research, please contact Dr Andrew Perchard (email@example.com) or Dr Jason Begley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Sector, Economic and Financial Studies research cluster welcomes PhD applications aiming to develop an understanding of how alternative financial institutions - such as credit unions and community development finance institutions (CDFIs) - are shaping the responsible finance landscape in the UK. We are also interested in proposals that look into the attitudes towards financial services, particularly from a young person’s perspective, in order to increase engagement levels in pensions. Finally, we welcome applications that propose panel data econometric analyses of the impact of intellectual property rights (IPRs) on foreign direct investment (FDI).
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Sector, Economic and Financial Studies research cluster, please contact Professor Glauco De Vita (email@example.com), Dr Harjit Sekhon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lindsey Appleyard (email@example.com).
The Sustainable Production and Consumption research cluster is interested in supervising research that explores sustainable production and consumption. We welcome topics that take a ‘whole supply approach’, examining sustainable activities, attitudes and behaviours at different points in the lifecycle of products, and work around interventions and changing behaviour that go beyond existing approaches to changing consumption patterns and ethical consumption. We are particularly keen in enhancing our research in sustainability and innovation in supply chain operations. For instance, at present we are exploring the innovative use of modern technology in improving supply chain efficiency and green practices in a complex and dynamic business environment to achieve a sustainability agenda and targets
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Sustainable Production and Consumption research cluster, please contact Professor Marylyn Carrigan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Ming Lim (email@example.com) or Dr David Bek (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Guidance on Coventry University’s PGR eligibility and application process can be found here.
Self-funding or corporately sponsored PhD applications are always welcome. Some fees-only bursaries and full studentships might be available on a competitive basis.