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Study With Us


  • 50+ strong team of international experts
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Research led teaching
  • Research seminar series
  • PhD student seminar series
  • Stimulating learning environment
  • Access to labs and state of the art equipment
  • Dedicated administrative support
  • And we do social events really, really well!

Our academic experts

We have a thriving and vibrant community of scholars, practitioners and honorary research fellows from across the globe engaged in cutting edge research, and our students are very much a part of this community.

For further information on their areas expertise please see our staff list.

Stimulating learning environment

CAWR is the largest centre in the world doing transdisciplinary research on the links between agroecology, and sustainable food systems, water management and community resilience. In keeping with our research themes, our office is suitably situated at Ryton Organic Gardens. This 10 acre outdoor space also hosts a range of facilities to drive organically-managed research, including glasshouses, poly-tunnels and cultivated land, mainly used for vegetable production.

The Centre also houses a number of state of the art laboratories, including an Environmental Monitoring and Field Simulation Laboratory. Additional facilities include a video editing suite, postgraduate hot desks and a library.

Some of our teaching is conducted on-site giving students hands-on experiential learning, while campus based courses offer students the opportunity to interact with peers and access extensive university facilities. We also regularly host free seminars, workshops and lectures which are livestreamed to our social media platforms.

Postgraduate Research Programme

As a Doctoral Training Centre we offer bespoke training to our PhD students. Tailored work shops are run every year taking advantage of the breadth of knowledge and varied research areas of our staff. A Summer School also takes place with a strong focus on writing as well as sessions on surviving the PhD and time management. Learn more about this community.


An internship is a great way to gain an insight into working in a professional environment and an understanding of whether this aligns with your interests and aspirations. You can benefit from learning from our researchers whilst developing your skills and possibly gain credit for the time spent. To find out more about internship opportunities please contact

Find out more about and life in Coventry and living costs. Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarship. For more information click here.

CAWR Postgraduate Research Brochure

Learn more about our postgraduate research and download the brochure.

CAWR Postgraduate Research Brochure

CAWR Postgraduate Research Brochure

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Find out more about the research carried out by the CAWR team

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