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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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CIRAL has a thriving student community who are integral to the Centre, contributing to our wide-ranging research portfolio.

There are currently 29 Doctoral students, with a further 10 students registered on the MRes (Masters in Clinical Research Studentships) programme, and students currently being shortlisted for the INCA (Interdisciplinary Non-Medic Clinical Academic Research) programme.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes. If you think you have what it takes to study for a PhD with us and have an idea you would like to discuss before you apply, please contact Dr. Anita Franklin.

If your enquiry relates to PhD study within the wider Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, please contact Coventry University's Postgraduate Research Support Office.

PhD Students

Current CIRAL doctoral research includes projects across all three of the Centre's research themes, ranging from palliative care to occupational therapy, midwifery to homelessness.

For more information on the range of doctorate titles and current PhD students in our centre please see our PhD Students page.

clinical academic research

CIRAL also specialises in Clinical Academic Research and runs a number of research capability and skills development projects which provide students with the advanced clinical research skills and tailored knowledge sets to ensure they are equipped for clinically based research in the 21st century. 

For more information on the prestigious NIHR Masters by Research (MRes) and Clinical Academic Researcher Development Programmes (CARD) please click here.