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About Research at Coventry University

As an ambitious and innovative university, our research makes tangible difference to the way we live. Coventry University is already known for delivering research that makes a significant contribution to a number of global challenges.

Our research centres focus on a range of real world issues including sustainability, disease prevention and innovative engineering. Our new strategy will build on these successes, strengthen our position as an innovative university and will enable us to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges.

Research is conducted through our fourteen dedicated and specialist research centres:

·         Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

·         Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities

·         Centre for Business in Society

·         Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity

·          Centre for Dance Research

·          International centres for Transformational Entrepreneurship

·          Centre for Intelligent Healthcare

·         Centre for Post-Digital Cultures

·         Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences

·         Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment

·         Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations

·         Centre for Built and Natural Environment

·         Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems

·         Centre for Future Transport and Cities

  • The Centre for Data Science

The  Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability Development (established in April 2017) provides 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 also responsible for the recruitment of, and support to, all enrolled research students and for supporting our team of research supervisors.

The research strategy is underpinned by a £250m investment in research, our estate and facilities to enable our academics to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges, to inform their teaching and provide opportunities for postgraduate students to participate in major research projects.

In addition to self-funded opportunities across the majority of our subject areas, we offer a significant number of fully-funded and part-funded PhD studentships to outstanding applicants.

Studentships are available throughout the year in many of the Centres indicated above, subject to availability at the current time.

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Coventry University will be attending the PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair in December – apply to attend the Fair and find out more here

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