The Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability Development was established in April 2017. The college and centre provide high quality professional support for researchers, from PhD to Professor, including delivery of doctoral programmes, professional training and development support for researchers. The Doctoral College is responsible for the recruitment of, and support to, all enrolled research students and for supporting our team of research supervisors.
The Centre for Research Capability Development leads on evidence-based training and development initiatives for all researchers.
The College and Centre is governed by a steering committee. Find out more here DOCTORAL COLLEGE: Governance.
Click on each tab below to learn more about the college and centre’s work, discover the innovative training and development opportunities available to all researchers at Coventry University, and learn how you can join us on one of our doctorate programmes. Find out more about research studentship opportunities.
Find out more information about studentships at Coventry University before making your application to us.
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 offer fully-funded, self-funded and part-funded PhD studentships to outstanding applicants, many of which are within 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.
Visible Light Communication for Swarm Robots
This project aims to study Visible light communication (VLC) as an alternative to existing RF technology in swarm robots to increase communication speed. VLC system benefits from availability of huge license-free bandwidth which is ideal for communication among a large number of robots. The study aims to overcome the limitation of swarm robots by replacing/complementing the RF technology.
Long-lived networked sensors in real-life deployments
This project will focus on investigating sensors and server failure modes in wireless networked sensor systems. You will develop both theoretical and practical solutions for preserving network life. These solutions will account for the application level data needs and the viability of the deployed network as an informational decision-enabling tool in specific real-life settings.
Demand management and adaptive user-driven energy distribution in renewable micro-grids
The aims of the proposed PhD programme are to inform the development of wireless devices and tools to support integrated community-based micro-grids and micro-generation /distribution control; and map the current gaps in education and technology that make them inaccessible or difficult to apply in the context of displaced populations and refugee camps.