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Study With Us

CAWR fully funded PhD studentships

CAWR is pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship, commencing in January 2021.

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  • 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.

Taught Masters programme

The MSc in Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty is structured according to the thematic pillars of our Centre's research vision and is a multi and transdisciplinary course. Students are introduced to a range of different practical and theoretical approaches to equitable and sustainable food and water systems, crucial to environmental sustainability. See some our former students responding to some frequently asked questions.


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 


Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

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

Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021