Our Research Opportunities
Coventry University's research strategy is underpinned by a £250m investment in research, our estate and facilities. It also:
- enables our academics to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges
- informs their teaching
- provides opportunities for postgraduate students to participate in major research projects.
We currently offer a variety of PhD studentships to outstanding applicants, to areas of research undertaken by our Research Centres and our industrial collaborations.
To find a PhD for you, search by topic/subject in the bar below or filter by research area/centre on the available drop-down box.
A Decision Support System to Invest in Road Infrastructure for Alleviating Urban Poverty
Fighting poverty in developing nations is key to economic development, social stability and people’s wellbeing. Inadequate investment in road infrastructure and improper provision of road infrastructure contribute to the poor economic development and lack of reliable provision of effective transportation for adequate movement of people to the job market, to health and educational facilities or to the goods market.
Developing an innovative manufacturing approach that responds to the requirements for small electric vehicles
The aim is to produce an innovative design/manufacturing approach that will provide for SEV a flexible and resilient approach to manufacturing that incorporates the new demands that are placed upon the system in terms of technology innovation and external factors identified during the research activity (e.g. regulatory activity). The research will be supported by the activities of international working groups on SEV and e-mobility.
Development of a novel approach for assessing crash safety of lightweight vehicles
Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ three times running by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide. Ranked in the UK’s top 15 (Guardian University Guide), we have a global reputation for high quality teaching and research with impact. Almost two-thirds (61%) of our research was judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.