Research excellence with impact

Our world-leading and internationally excellent research achieves impact that is recognised inside and outside academia. We are proud to claim a rich and diverse profile of high quality research and innovation in a wide range of disciplines.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the UK’s national research assessment, the University of Westminster achieved outstanding results with some two-thirds of our research being awarded world-leading or internationally excellent scores.

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Interested in applying for a research degree?

We offer research degrees leading to the award of MPhil, PhD and DProf, in a variety of research areas.

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Our four research communities bring together and build on the work of our many strong, existing research groups and centres

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Groups and centres

Our groups and centres undertake pioneering research in a diverse range of areas. 

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WestminsterResearch is the University of Westminster's institutional repository, containing a record of the research output of the University's academic community, including doctoral theses.

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Graduate School

Developing and sustaining research is a key priority and we support and develop our people accordingly. Westminster’s Graduate School provides a thriving home for our doctoral researchers and a vibrant researcher development programme benchmarked to national and European standards.

For staff, our frameworks for the development and enhancement of research excellence in their careers have been recognised by awards such as Athena Swann Bronze and the HR Excellence in Research Award.

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Researcher support

Find advice relating to Open Access, WestminsterResearch, University of Westminster Press, Research data and the Research and scholarly communications team.

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Research governance

Research governance covers the research framework, research ethics and the college research ethics committee.

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Contact us

Contact the Research Office:
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Contact the Director of Graduate School:
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