About our research

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. Many of our most impressive ratings were in the impact section of the assessment. This measures the benefit of research to economy, society or culture and here, nearly three-quarters of our submission was judged to be of world-leading or internationally excellent quality – showing a wide and significant impact beyond the boundaries of academia. 

Find out more about our REF2014 submissions and results and have a look at our REF2014 case studies.

Sustaining and developing the next generation

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.

Putting our research to work

We encourage our people to develop and apply their knowledge and expertise to address research user requirements through applied research and other forms of knowledge exchange.

We engage with businesses and other organisations from a range of sectors, disseminating and applying knowledge through collaboration, working with partners both nationally and internationally.

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At Westminster we pride ourselves on our record of excellence in research that makes a difference.

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Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of Westminster is home to our doctoral researchers.