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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Research Applicants


The research strategy is underpinned by a £250m investment in research, our estate and facilities to enable our academics to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges, to inform their teaching and provide opportunities for postgraduate students to participate in major research projects.

In addition to self-funded opportunities across the majority of our subject areas, we continue to offer a significant number of fully-funded and part-funded PhD studentships to outstanding applicants, many of which are within areas of research undertaken by our new Research Centres and our industrial collaborations.


Find out more information about studentships at Coventry University before making your application to us.

Our Research Opportunities

Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences


Ageing & Sarcopenia - Faster, higher, older: multidisciplinary research into the effects of age-related sarcopenia (Closing date: November 4th)

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

Arts and Humanities


PhD in English Language and Applied Linguistics (closing date: November 4th)

Engineering, Environment & Computing

Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics


Advanced modelling of turbulent spray flames in aero gas-turbines with liquid bio-fuels (Closing date: ongoing)

Low Impact Buildings


Paving elements using the novel Aer-Tech material (closing date: ongoing)

Development of cold-formed steel elements for sustainable building solutions (closing date: ongoing)

Specialist conductive coating anode system for cathodic protection of steel in concrete structures (closing date: ongoing)

Assessing the freeze-thaw deterioration of unstabilised rammed earth walls (Closing date: ongoing)

Recycling and reuse of construction and building materials in the context of the circular economy (Closing date: ongoing)

User centred design of domestic energy feedback (Closing date: ongoing)

Manufacturing and Materials Engineering


Plasticity Length-scale Effects Fundamentals: Investigate dislocation generation and mobility as a function of applied stress distribution and stacking fault energy (closing date: ongoing)

Effect of microstructure and texture on crack propagation and residual stress stability in complex fatigue loading environments (closing date: ongoing)

Design optimisation of composite material for improving the energy management for hybrid vehicle application (closing date: ongoing)

Non-Destructive Evaluation of Stress and Heterogeneity using Acoustic Methods (closing date: ongoing)

Defects and fatigue damage in additive manufactured aluminium (closing date: ongoing)

Critical defect size in additive manufactured metallic components – development of structural integrity assessment methods through novel experimentation and computer modelling (closing date: ongoing)

High data accurate positioning and governing robots using hybrid data (closing date: ongoing)

Mobility & Transport


CFD modelling of swirling flows in automotive aftertreatment systems (closing date: ongoing)

Flight Performance & Handling Qualities Assessment of Frederick Lanchester’s 1897 Aeromachine (closing date: ongoing)

Solar/Wind powered on grid / off grid electric vehicle charging station (closing date: ongoing)

Women’s mobility: the marginalisation of women in transport (closing date: ongoing)

Cross the age gaps: An investigation of the ability of generational codesign to inform product system service design in transport with communities (closing date: ongoing)

Adaptive vehicle structure concepts for reduced crash pulse severity (closing date: ongoing)

Modeling Nanofuel Spray and Combustion Processes (closing date: ongoing)

The Effects of Intelligent Mobility on Transient and Complex Journeys (closing date: ongoing)

The Effects of Haptic Feedback on Pilot Performance & Workload (closing date: ongoing)

Work Buddy: Enabling people with learning disabilities to get to work (closing date: ongoing)

Muscle fatigue in full body musculoskeletal models (closing date: ongoing)

Novel Sensing for Angle of Attack (AoA) Systems (closing date: ongoing)

Thermal comfort and its contribution to the user experience of transitional transport spaces (closing date: ongoing)

Distributed Predictive Control Strategies for Active Suspension Systems with Preview (closing date: ongoing)

Methods and Tools for Designing Secure Telematics Applications (closing date: ongoing)

Autonomous vehicles and driver situation awareness (closing date: ongoing)

Blended fuel droplets heating, evaporation and ignition (closing date: ongoing)

Comfort Experience in Automated Vehicles: Anticipation of motion (closing date: ongoing)

Security in autonomous vehicles: learning from safety (closing date: ongoing)

Technology Enabled Health


Mobile apps and wearables to support lifestyle and health: how to sustain their continued use? (closing date: 31st October 2016)

Understanding Obese Children’s Emotional Eating: the development of an intervention for parents (closing date: 31st October 2016)