At Westminster, we are known for high-quality internationally recognised research in a wide range of subjects, for our combination of pure, practice-led and applied approaches, and for using our knowledge for the betterment of society.

We have a well-developed research degree programme leading to an MPhil or a PhD and a reputation for delivering high standards in research degree study in subjects ranging from Literature to Life Sciences, and from practice based Art and Design projects to political theory.

Whatever you want to be, wherever you want to go, you can start your journey at the University of Westminster, where everything that London has to offer is on your doorstep.

Research areas

Find out about the study options available in your research area and apply. 

If you are considering undertaking a doctoral degree, Vitae contains useful information to help you decide whether research is right for you.

How to apply

Before applying for a research degree at the University,  browse through our research areas above to check if we offer supervision opportunities in your area of interest.

If you'd like to start an application, find out how to apply.

Graduate School

Completing your research at the University of Westminster means you belong to an academic School and also become members of our wider research community of doctoral researchers and research staff who meet and engage in a range of research focused events and activities through the Westminster Graduate School.

The Graduate School is a cross-disciplinary community which regularly come together for public lectures, exhibitions and symposia to discuss and celebrate our research. You will also participate in the Doctoral Researcher Development Programme, an innovative programme which promotes research integrity, public engagement and career development.

HR Excellence in Research

In February 2016, we received the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award. This recognised the University’s vigorous and transparent implementation strategy for improving the career development and management of researchers and our commitment to delivering research with impact.

Find out more about the HR Excellence in Research award.

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