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.