Collaborative Doctoral Programmes Register


Coventry has a number of approved forms of Collaborative Doctoral Programmes. Collaborative Doctoral Programmes (CDP) are Dual/double awards whereby two higher education institutions collaborate in the delivery of a single jointly-delivered research degree programme. They can be individual or institutional. Their key characteristics are as follows: Each partner is responsible for the content, delivery, quality and standards of its own provision and makes its own award; Doctoral candidates on a collaborative programme must be registered at each participating institution for the duration of the jointly delivered programme; Awards that are based on a single programme and the same assessed work.

Cotutelle programmes are a specific type of CDP where the doctoral candidate spends at least one year (for full-time registered candidates) and two years (for part-time registered candidates) in each institution. 

 

The University also has a number of old programmes under different models that are phasing out, as of July 2018 no further development of these programmes will be permitted. These models include:

  • Spit-site Programme where the Doctoral Candidates study solely at another institution and attend for eight consecutive weeks per year;
  • Cross Collaborative, normally with exisiting Transnational Partner that doesn’t have Doctoral Awarding powers.  Creation of combined research centre at partner to support research development, doctoral candidates are staff from partner institution.
  • Accredited Institution are formally approved by a University Panel to operate a research degree in a specific area under Coventry University Regulations.  The Accredited Institution is subject to close monitoring by the University, during which support and staff development are also provided. 

Name of Institution

Country

Type of Arrangement

Details

Date Approved/last reviewed

Northwestern University

USA

Individual Split-site

Individual Doctoral Candidate studying the majority of their programme at Northwestern University

Sept 2013

University of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Individual Split-site

Individual Doctoral Candidate studying the majority of their programme at University of Zimbawe

Sept 2017

Middle East College

Oman

Cross Collaborative

Cohorts of students, annual visits to Coventry with tailored research training

Jan 2015

Buckingham New University

UK

Accredited Institution

Validated Doctoral Programmes and Masters by Research.  Students solely based at Buckingham New University

Dec 2008

Royal Agricultural University

UK

Accredited Institution

Validated Doctoral Programmes and Masters by Research.  Students solely based at RAE

Nov 2009

Université Paris-Saclay

France

Individual Cotutelle

Individual candidate studying with Coventry and Paris Saclay

Dec 2015

Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Ukraine

 

Individual Cotutelle

Individual candidate studying with Coventry and Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

April 2016

University of Cergy-Pontoise

France

Individual Cotutelle

Individual candidate studying with Coventry and University of Cergy-Pontoise

Oct 2016

Deakin University

Australia

Institutional Cotutelle

Institutional Cotutelle with recruitment to jointly agreed projects based at both institutions

July 2016

University of San Carlos

Philippines

Dual Award

Students jointly registered with both institutions with at least 6 months based at Coventry University

Sept 2017

Grenoble University

France

Individual Cotutelle

 Individual candidate studying with Coventry and Grenoble University

April  2018

Radbound University

 Amsterdam

Individual Cotutelle

 Individual candidate studying with Coventry and Radbound University with time spent at both institutions

Sept 2015