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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.
Exploring the potential for digital dance scholarship
This PhD is intended to consider existing databases, the building of new databases and other starting points as a premise for exploring the potential for an emergent dance scholarship using digital methods. The student will be encouraged to develop their own approach in response to underpinning questions such as: What are the affordances of databases for dance scholarship? How might digital methods explore questions at the heart of dance studies? How effective are digital methods for the scholarly interrogation of dance? And how does the analysis of dance data shed light on the nature of the form?
Copyright and choreography: a UK based historical investigation
What were the socio-legal, economic and political tensions that arose as the legal framework developed, and what drove that development? What impact does that history have on the relationship between contemporary choreography and copyright? Uniquely for a law PhD, candidates will based in the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, and will join a team of researchers and PhD who have many contacts with archives, dance and performance artists and companies.
Psycho-social interventions for the treatment of depression
This project aims to further the scientific benefit of adopting psycho-social interventions with adults with major depression. It intends to focus on developing and testing laughter yoga (LY) as a specific group based 4 week intervention.
Component-level Security Testing and Analysis
The aim of this PhD is to develop a method (or set of methods) that can be employed to identify attack scenarios on ECU/sensor/network combinations, and a library of security solutions that can be employed to mitigate the identified attacks.