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.
The Centre for Research Capability Development leads on evidence-based training and development initiatives for all researchers.
The College and Centre is governed by a steering committee. Find out more here DOCTORAL COLLEGE: Governance.
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. Find out more about research studentship opportunities.
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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.
Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface-bonded CFRP composites in RC structures
This project will seek to investigate the electrical and electrochemical interaction between carbon fibre composite strengthening system and CP system and develop suitable method(s) to mitigate the potential risk of shortening the service life of CFRP composite. The proposed research motives can result in development of specialist resin and/or isolating system to be used in situations where the coupled application of CP system and CFRP composites is needed.
Challenging traditional automotive design processes through ambitious pioneering technologies
New technologies are coming available that will impact on future vehicle design. This impact will take two forms; on the design process due to innovative tool development and on the attributes of the resultant vehicle design. This PhD will focus on the utility of new design tools and processes and contrast the speed of design, the level of engagement of stakeholders in the design, and consequent design quality with traditional approaches.
The non-linear states of convection in the Earth core
The project concerns convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth's core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth's dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tecnonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth's liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”.
Maximum Power Point Tracking in Harsh Conditions for Renewable Energy Sources: An Intelligent Approach
Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ three times running by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide. Ranked in the UK’s top 15 (Guardian University Guide), we have a global reputation for high quality teaching and research with impact. Almost two-thirds (61%) of our research was judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. By joining the University’s Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing (EEC), you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with some of the biggest names in industry, including Jaguar Land Rover, GE Aviation, Cummins and Intel.