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Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD Studentships for UK/EU students

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4Cis a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. 

M4C is awarding up to 80 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2019 through an open competition and 11 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University is inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise in areas such as:

  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Industries
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Dance
  • Design
  • History
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Postdigital Cultures
  • Visual Arts

How to apply?

Applications for 2019 intake are open from 8 October 2018.
The application deadline is 14 January 2019 (noon).

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit

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 learn more about our full range of PhD studentships, please visit Research Degree Opportunities.