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.
PhD, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations
As part of a continuing programme of expansion of research activity in these areas, Coventry University is offering full-time PhD studentships to well-qualified individuals, to start in September 2018.
Sustainable drainage to reduce Zika mosquito breeding, Brazil
The zika virus, carried by a mosquito, has resulted in increased reported incidences of microcephaly (abnormally small heads) in newborn babies in Brazil. In the short term, spraying with insecticide can reduce mosquito populations, but this is not a long term solution. It is proposed that there is a relationship between microcephaly, and inadequate provision of potable supplies, drainage and sanitation.
This project will collect data focused on a case study area in the NE of the country (Ceará) where there have been many cases of microcephaly.