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Postgraduate Research with CCE

What we offer

The approach of CCE is collegial and collaborative, and values innovative interdisciplinary thinkers who move between, and through disciplines and themes, stimulating productive relationships and bringing different areas of knowledge together to seek to understand and meet contemporary challenges.

Traditional PhD

We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes and areas of supervision, and applications can be for part-time and full-time study. We offer student entry points in September, January and May.

Main Areas of Supervision:

  • Investigating Creative Economies
  • Space, Place and the Creative Economy
  • Creative Economies for Health and Wellbeing
  • Digital Heritage and Culture
  • Creative Economies and Ecological Sustainability


We are based in the ICC Building alongside the Centre for Dance Research, the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, and the Centre for Post-digital Cultures. The building has meeting and conference rooms, studio and social spaces, and dedicated PGR rooms with workstations.

In 2025, we will move to the newly developed Coventry Cultural Gateway.

Entry Requirements

For details on the formal application process and forms, please visit Making an Application on the University’s website.

Funding Opportunities

Competitive studentships may be available through the Midlands Four Cities (M4C) Doctoral Training Partnership, sponsored by AHRC.

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