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.
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.
Find out more – work or study with us
- Visit our online research repository, WestminsterResearch
- View our REF2014 outcomes
- See case studies of research impact
- Interested in doctoral research? Visit our research degree programme pages
- Find out how our research can help you by visiting our business pages