Postgraduate funding opportunities at University of Westminster

PhD and Doctoral Courses in London England

The University of Westminster was founded as London’s first Polytechnic in 1838, and has flourished into a thriving institution with over 19,000 students. Based in the heart of London, we offer a vibrant learning environment focusing on nurturing and inspiring our students to become distinctive graduates who are able to make a difference in the world.

Our high-quality teaching is informed by our internationally recognised research, and underpinned by our wide-ranging links to industry and professional bodies, ensuring that you will graduate ready to enter the next stage of your career.


Why Westminster?

  • Postgraduate courses in a range of subjects, from Accounting to Media, Law to Construction and Data Science to Fashion
  • London is our campus: benefit from studying in Europe’s largest city, with study visits and guest lectures from key industry professionals and thought leaders
  • Ranked 4th in the UK and 32nd globally for International Outlook (Times Higher Young University Rankings 2020)

90% of our research has been assessed as internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading (REF2014).


Three of our campuses are under a 5 minute walk from central London tube stations, and the Harrow campus is a short 20 minute tube ride from central London. Across all campuses we have excellent facilities, including well-equipped, 24-hour libraries and advanced IT services.  Alongside this, the university has unique specialist resources and facilities including:

  • Art, design, photography, film and TV studios
  • World-class audio recording studios
  • State-of-the-art scientific laboratories
  • Dedicated architecture studios

The University of Westminster is also one of the few universities in the UK to offer access to Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites and a new cutting-edge digital Fabrication Laboratory that offers a range of 3D printers and laser cutters.

Careers & Employability:

During your academic journey with the University of Westminster you will have access to our dedicated Careers and Employability Service. The team facilitate a number of initiatives that will help you develop transferable skills as well as provide one-on-one-career guidance and support. Students also benefit from being able to connect with our growing network of over 7,500 employers, allowing them to build strong professional relationships.

The support doesn’t end when you graduate. You can keep accessing the university’s services, support and resources for a further three years, including advice on improving your CV and interview skills training.

Fees & Funding:

Choosing to study at university is a long-term investment in your future, and one which can make a significant difference to your career prospects and earning potential. It is important to consider how you will pay your course fees and living expenses, before taking on study.

Tuition fees vary from course to course; you can find up-to-date fee information on each individual course page on our website.The University of Westminster has a generous scholarship scheme with a range of scholarships on offer for UK and international postgraduate students. We recommend checking the funding page on our website to find out what you might be eligible to apply for to support you with your studies. Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222  are also available via Student Finance England.

Find out more:

We host a number of Postgraduate Open Evenings throughout the year which are an ideal chance to meet our academics and  gain an insight into our courses. To find out when our next event is, please visit our website.

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