Funded Studentships

You can use our search listing to find the right project for your skills, passion and expertise. The listing includes:

  • An extensive portfolio of PhD projects, with expert supervisory teams based in one of our leading research centres.
  • A number of PhD programmes with international partner universities around the world.

Please note: projects are updated regularly.

Non-funded studentships

We also welcome applications from suitably-qualified candidates with their own funding.

Non-funded studentships

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A Holistic Approach to Understanding and Addressing Sustainable Consumption Funded

Centre for Business in Society | Cotutelle Programme

This opportunity focuses upon ethical/sustainable consumption. Consumers are powerful actors in the drive towards a more sustainable future, although their choices and actions are mediated by many factors including state regulation, ‘nudge’ behavioural programmes and corporate marketing.


Advanced Microstructure Design to Improve Formability of Ultra High Strength Steels in Conventional and Flexible Roll Forming Funded

Institute for Future Transport & Cities | Cotutelle Programme

The main scientific objective of this project is to develop microstructural based FE model describing the role of varying strain paths on bendability of steels with varying volume fraction of martensite.


Advancing Power Electronics Through Semiconductor Engineering Funded

Institute for Future Transport & Cities


Agent-based modelling of linked circular economies Funded

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from highly motivated and suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship.


At Home in Coventry 1945-1975 Funded

Arts and Humanities | Midlands4Cities

This PhD will explore the notion of what a home meant to the diverse populations within Coventry in the immediate post-war period. Choosing from the extensive collection of art, artefacts, photographs, and archives that are held by the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the research will combine art and/or design research with social and cultural history.


De-commodifying agriculture – a critical hindsight & foresight analysis of one of the world’s oldest CSAs – (Community Supported Agriculture Farm Temple Wilton, NH, USA) Funded

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship.


Does Intercultural Dialogue work in Fragile Contexts? Funded

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations | Cotutelle Programme

This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. The successful applicant will spend 1 year at Coventry University, the second year at Deakin University and the remaining 1.5 years at Coventry University.


Gamified immersive museum experience for engineering and design heritage Funded

Cotutelle Programme | Centre for Post-Digital Cultures

The project will explore how gameful/playful design, serious games, game-based learning, gamification, and game design thinking can be employed to create engaging VR/AR/MR museum experiences for interpreting engineering and design heritage.


Interactions in Plasma Turbulence at Kinetic Scales Funded

Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems


Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence In Extreme Conditions Funded

Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems

The PhD student will be conducting an experimental project during which a turbulent flow is generated within a cell filled with liquid metal and placed inside of one the large magnets available at LNCMI in Grenoble, which are capable of producing some of the strongest magnetic fields in the world.


Managing Ash Dieback Disease using Soil Amendments including Biochar Funded

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship.


Material monitoring for process control in the roll forming process Funded

Institute for Future Transport & Cities | Cotutelle Programme

This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. The successful applicant will spend the 1st year at Coventry University and the following 2.5 years at Deakin University.

The  supervision team will be drawn from the two Universities.


New nano-indentation test methods for safer nuclear structural health monitoring Funded

Institute for Future Transport & Cities

A collaboration between industry and academia to develop new nano-indentation based testing methods to improve safety of sample transport and testing by radically reducing the volume of radioactive material, for safer structural health monitoring and life extension of nuclear plant.


Parallel simulations in statistical physics Funded

Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems

This research project is geared towards gauging the potential of this exciting new method and to developing it further to adapt it to a variety of applications. This includes the study of optimised schemes for choosing the simulation parameters such as the population size, sweep and temperature protocols, the adaptation of the methods to new ensembles and underlying basic simulation techniques.


PhD Scholarships in Financial Crime, Corporate Accountability, Economics and Finance Funded

Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity

The Centre in Financial and Corporate Integrity (FCI) is accepting applications for admission to its PhD programme related to the three research clusters of:

  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Applied Economic Policy and Analysis


Requirements analysis for safe and secure platooning protocols Funded

Institute for Future Transport & Cities

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentships, in the areas of Requirements analysis for safe and secure platooning protocols


Security Vulnerabilities Assessment Framework for Automotive OTA Funded

Institute for Future Transport & Cities

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship, in the areas Security Vulnerabilities Assessment Framework for Automotive OTA.


Smart Grid meets the Internet of Things Funded

Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems | Cotutelle Programme

This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. The successful applicant will spend 1 year at Coventry University, the second year at Deakin University and the remaining 1.5 years at Coventry University.


Social Enterprise Funded

Cotutelle Programme | International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

We are seeking candidates to explore the nature and experience of social enterprises in a specific country context or even from a comparative perspective.


Sustainable hydrogen production from municipal and agricultural waste streams Funded

Institute for Future Transport & Cities

Within this area of research, you will master  advanced wet chemistry and physical deposition methods for the preparation of electrocatalysts. Advanced characterization methods (i.e., SEM, TEM etc.) will be applied to assess electrode performance, and you will  employ electrochemical methods to assess activity.  You will also learn about electrochemical cell construction and optimise design to lower energy consumption.


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