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Postgraduate research at Coventry University

Coventry University has a growing reputation as a successful research university with a strong international profile. Our investment and expertise in professional development for researchers and excellent track record in delivering programmes to develop research capability with international partners has proven effective and powerful. We have committed £250m to research, through investment in our estate, infrastructure, facilities, programmes, and initiatives that support researchers and their work.

Our portfolio of eight Research Themes Clean Growth and Future Mobility, Creative Cultures, Data Science and Emerging Technologies, Global Education, Health and Wellbeing, Peace and Security, Responsible Business, Economies and Society, and Sustainability, Equity and Resilience are supported by our network of multidisciplinary Research Centres and the Doctoral College & Centre for Research Capability and Development which offers a home and a community to over 800 post-graduate researchers. 

PhD studentships

We are currently offering a number of funded PhD opportunities for prospective candidates, covering a breadth of disciplines and research areas.

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Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development

The DC and RECAP provide centralised support and development opportunities for everyone from PhD to Professor.

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Postgraduate Researcher Spotlight

Shannen Gibbs

Shannen Gibbs was named Coventry University's Postgraduate of the Year 2022.

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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023