The University of Westminster has a number of strong partnership links with institutions throughout the EU and across wider Europe. In additional to Erasmus+, which gives students the opportunity to study abroad in Europe for a period of between 3 and 12 months, the University has progression agreements, research links and transnational education (TNE) arrangements with a number of prestigious institutions, including:
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Since 2015, the University has worked in partnership with Macromedia University of Applied Sciences to validate three undergraduate programmes and to allow progression from Macromedia into a University of Westminster MPhil/PhD programme. Macromedia University is comprised of six sites, delivering media, communication, design and management programmes. The University places high priority on international experience for students, industry exposure and global careers.
- BA (Honours) Media and Communication Management
- BA (Honours) Media and Communication Design
- BA (Honours) International Business
Students enrolled on one of the above programmes are eligible to obtain an additional German degree should they choose to enrol for an additional 7th semester at Macromedia.
Macromedia is a key strategic partner for the Westminster, and the University is committed to continue to explore new opportunities that enable a valuable and global experience for students.
Istituto Europeo di Design group, Spain and Italy
The University of Westminster has a long-standing partnership with Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), validating English taught programmes in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing Communications. IED prides itself on ‘innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism.’
The Westminster validated programmes focus on developing talented fashion graduates who are able to develop a personal creative practice and work within all areas of the international fashion industry.
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design – Barcelona
- BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Communications – Barcelona
- BA (Hons) Business Design – Barcelona
- BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Communications – Milan
Research and Other Activity
The University is engaged in a number of research projects and other activity across the region, some of which is through our established research groups:
- The European and Comparative Law Research Group Academics and PhD students at the Westminster Law School engage in research in many areas of European Union Law. This includes, among others, matters of EU accession and withdrawal, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, economic governance, internal market, competition law and EU criminal law.
- Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture The Visual Culture Studies in Europe research project is a collaboration between established and emerging scholars, curators, educators, and editors from across a number of European universities and cultural institutions with a commitment to Visual Culture Studies in Europe, and the study of visual culture.
All research outputs from the University of Westminster’s academic community can be viewed on the online repository WestminsterResearch.
The Cyprus Centre
The University is proud to be the host of the Cyprus Centre, which has been actively involved in promoting Cyprus and Greece since 1998. The collaboration launched in 2018 with a visit and address by H.E. Euripides L. Evriviades, the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Kingdom. The visit was preceded by a seminar on the subject ‘British-Cypriot Interactions Post-Brexit’.
Alumni and Westminster Working Cultures
Our long history working in region means that we have a strong and active alumni network, many of whom support the University in organising social and professional networking events locally. The Westminster Working Cultures (WWC) programme launched in June 2017, as an initiative designed to provide existing students the opportunity to travel abroad and experience the professional environment and culture in cities globally. It allows students to enhance their employability and develop valuable skills through work shadowing, seminars and workshops offered by Westminster alumni and partner institutions. WWC is open to full-time undergraduate students.
The first WWC trip within Europe took place in June 2019. 30 students travelled to Berlin to visit Westminster partner institution Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, as well as being hosted by Santander and meeting Westminster alumni. Students on the trip were able to experience the incredible mix of history and creativity that Berlin has to offer through both organised activities and free time.
Emine Gulsah Koken, MA International Business and Management. Turkey
“The international character of my study at the University of Westminster specifically addressed my needs in terms of quality and flexibility....I now have several years of managerial experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in Turkey, specifically for the top ten selling products at multinational pharmaceutical companies together with short-term working experience in the US.”