Coventry University is a top-50 placed (Complete University Guide 2019) globally-connected university with research collaborations across the world and multinational research staff and postgraduate researchers. 92% of our research was rated as ‘world-leading’, ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘recognised internationally’ (REF 2014 – assessed every seven years).
Coventry University is a successful research university with a strong international profile, investment in professional development for researchers, and an excellent track record in developing international research capability. We have committed £100million to research through investment in our estate, infrastructure and facilities, and programmes and initiatives to support researchers.
We have a network of 14 multi-disciplinary Research Centres and a Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, home to our community of 750 researchers.
We do research that makes a difference; locally and globally. Our partnerships include major car manufacturers and designers, healthcare providers, museums and archives, national laboratories and institutes. We have a growing portfolio in collaborative doctoral opportunities which offer doctoral candidates the chance to undertake a research project with business, industry or a third sector partner, enabling our research to have a tangible impact on the world outside of academia. In fact, at Coventry University, our research strategy is ‘excellence with impact.’
Coventry University has an extensive international footprint with an innovative Centre for Global Engagement, a significant portfolio of international joint ventures, and is the sixth largest provider of transnational education. Our international presence gives our PhD students opportunities to carry out research overseas, potentially making a difference to issues in their host country. We have three flagship international research partnerships: in South Africa with Stellenbosch University, in China with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and in Australia with Deakin University. In addition, the university is developing major transnational education partnerships in the Middle and Far East.
Coventry University is also a member of a number of UK-based doctoral training consortia which include the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) and two nationwide doctoral training alliances in the areas of Applied Biosciences for Health and Energy.
Coventry University has three points of entry per year – September, January and May.
If you strive for excellence and would like to make an impact on global issues, please visit Coventry University Research and Coventry University opportunities to view our current opportunities.
Watch this short video of one of our PhD graduates, Katherine Hall, for some useful advice.
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