The Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability Development was established in April 2017. The college and centre provide high quality professional support for researchers, from PhD to Professor, including delivery of doctoral programmes, professional training and development support for researchers. The Doctoral College is responsible for the recruitment of, and support to, all enrolled research students and for supporting our team of research supervisors.
Click on each tab below to learn more about the college and centre’s work, discover the innovative training and development opportunities available to all researchers at Coventry University, and learn how you can join us on one of our doctorate programmes. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for our research studentship opportunities section.
Find out more information about studentships at Coventry University before making your application to us.
Our Research Opportunities
Coventry University's research strategy is underpinned by a £250m investment in research, our estate and facilities. It also:
- enables our academics to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges
- informs their teaching
- provides opportunities for postgraduate students to participate in major research projects.
We offer fully-funded, self-funded and part-funded PhD studentships to outstanding applicants, many of which are within areas of research undertaken by our Research Centres and our industrial collaborations.
To find a PhD for you, search by topic/subject in the bar below or filter by research area/centre on the available drop-down box.
Evaluation of the viability of state of the art technologies for energy retrofitting
The aim of the research is to evaluate the energy and environmental performance of innovative building fabric technologies for low energy retrofit of buildings applied in Coventry University (Phase Change Materials, Vacuum insulated panels, Electrochromic windows, Aerogel mortar and Photovoltaic ventilated façade) and other new materials discovered by the initial state of the art of the PhD project.
Applicants are invited to consider the nature of the moving body and the implications of technology for dance transmission. The potential synergies of somatics and technology provide an opportunity for innovative proposals that span approaches to dance, movement, choreography and performance practice that have these key foci: virtual and augmented reality; motion capture, digital visualisation, realtime visualisation and immersive experience.