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.
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.
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.