Postgraduate Research with CAMC

Postgraduate Research with CAMC

What We Offer

CAMC is a truly exceptional environment where a team of world-leading researchers, artists and creative practitioners from a variety of fields are engaged with each other’s work and are committed to nurturing our early career researchers and PGRs. CAMC welcomes postgraduate candidates  to our renowned research ecology, where they explore rich sites of innovation and learning, guided by experts in their fields.

Main Areas of Supervision:

  • Art History
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Cultural History
  • Curatorial Studies
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Memory Studies
  • Materiality and Material Culture
  • Practice Research in the Arts and the Curatorial


CAMC shares the refurbished ICE Building with the Centre for Dance Research and the Centre for Postdigital Cultures; a location that encourages exchanges between staff and students in these three Faculty of Arts and Humanities research centres. The building has an ample supply meeting and conference rooms, lounges and social spaces, and two dedicated PGR rooms with workstations. The Lanchester Gallery supports our practice researchers. Beyond the university, partnership with the Herbert Art Gallery encourages exploration of visual arts and historical investigation of the Coventry archives held by the gallery.

Venice Fellowships Programme

In 2017, CAMC inaugurated our British Council Venice Fellowships. Since that date, the centre, in partnership with the British Council, has launched ten Venice Fellowships by annual competitive call. We offer outstanding international research and mobility opportunities for our PhD and Early-Career Researchers to spend up to a month in Venice at the Biennale stewarding at the world’s number one annual showcase of visual arts, cultures and architecture, and to pursue an individual research project with follow-up show-casing at Coventry University, The British Council and with leading partners.

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CAMC Creative Fellows - Residency Opportunities with Hosking Houses Trust

Our joint CAMC-Coventry University-Hosking Houses Trust Fellow-Residencies, inaugurated in 2018, celebrate a shared legacy and continue to grow our partnership. The CAMC Residencies (by annual competition) offer outstanding opportunities for ambitious academic and creative projects linked to their capacity to stimulate broader arts and cultural innovations and engagement.

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  • Our postgraduate provision, comprising MARs, MRes, and PhD degrees, recruits both researchers in practice research (artists, creative writers, photographers and curators, among others) and those pursuing critical and cultural studies, whether based in texts or artefacts.

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

  • CAMC offers co-sponsored PhD studentships with external partners in the arts and creative industries as well as competitive studentships through the Midlands Four Cities (M4C) Doctoral Training Partnership, sponsored by AHRC.

Image credit: taken from Graham Chorlton, "Island"

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