PhD Studentship in Humanitarian Engineering

Applications are invited for: PhD Studentship in Humanitarian Engineering

Funded by: Coventry University and the Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent for three years
Maintenance grant: £13,726 maintenance per annum (tax free)

Studentship academic contact  Dr Elizabeth Miles


External collaborators Partnerships are central to our work we have a range of partners including Engineers Against Poverty, RedR UK, Engineers Without Borders UK, Buro Happold and the Royal Academy of Engineering in order to ensure our teaching and research reflects the realities of, and current trends in, industry

Humanitarian Engineering and Computing takes a holistic approach, drawing on, and feeding into, a diverse range of disciplines. Some of our areas of expertise include shelter (specifically the use of bamboo); WASH; search and rescue; use of virtual environments in the teaching of humanitarian work.

We have secured a Royal Academy of Engineering visiting Professorship, two Royal Academy of Engineering Teaching Fellowships and PhD studentships.

Candidate specification


Please note that due to funding restrictions, eligibility to apply is restricted to UK/EU fee payers


Entry criteria for applicants to PHD

    • A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the Project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.


Closing date: June 26th 2013
Interview date: will be notified to shortlisted candidates


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Scholarship application:

For guidance on writing a proposal, please visit the following link

Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:

Research Recruitment and Admissions team
Student Centre
Coventry University
Priory Street
United Kingdom




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