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. 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.
Copyright and choreography: a UK based historical investigation
What were the socio-legal, economic and political tensions that arose as the legal framework developed, and what drove that development? What impact does that history have on the relationship between contemporary choreography and copyright? Uniquely for a law PhD, candidates will based in the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, and will join a team of researchers and PhD who have many contacts with archives, dance and performance artists and companies.
Component-level Security Testing and Analysis
The aim of this PhD is to develop a method (or set of methods) that can be employed to identify attack scenarios on ECU/sensor/network combinations, and a library of security solutions that can be employed to mitigate the identified attacks.
FRP-strengthening of Curved Concrete Beams under Combined Loadings
This project aims at full understanding of the structural behaviour of FRP-strengthened curved RC beams under combined bending, shear and torsion loadings, by analytical derivations, lab experiments and advanced numerical simulations. Analysis and design guidelines for practical strengthening will also be proposed.