The mission of the University of Westminster's Graduate School is to provide a distinctive, high-quality and vibrant experience for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. The Graduate School supports comprehensive early-career researcher development and promotes a strong culture of theoretical, practice-based and professional-doctoral research. It seeks to engage with relevant external stakeholders and contribute to the development of the future research agenda both nationally and internationally.
Graduate School Annual Lecture with alumna Professor Sophie Scott
The Graduate School Annual Lecture was hosted by alumna and neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott, who presented her lecture entitled ‘The Science of Laughter’ at Fyvie Hall on Regent campus.
UKCGE interviews Professor Leigh Wilson on wellbeing during the doctoral writing process
Professor Leigh Wilson, Graduate School Director at the University, took part in a Deep Dive Q&A with the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE).
Virtual Research Environment (VRE)
The Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is the Graduate School’s online system that allows you to manage your doctoral researcher record from anywhere in the world.
The Graduate School Board is responsible for ensuring a robust institutional framework for its research degree programmes, which includes a regulatory, quality assurance and a policy framework.
Doctoral Researcher Development Programme
The DRDP consists of tailor-made workshops, specialist skills sessions and personal development planning activities, designed for you to develop experience and skills relevant to academic study.
Want to apply for a research degree?
We offer research degrees leading to the award of MPhil, PhD and DProf in a variety of research areas. At Westminster, we are known for high-quality internationally recognised research in a wide range of subjects, and for our combination of pure, practice-led and applied approaches.
Supervisor training and resources
As a member of research staff, you are part of a large and diverse community of researchers. You belong to an interdisciplinary environment and you can make contributions to further strengthening research culture and activity at local and institutional level, and beyond.
Graduate School registry
The Graduate School Registry is the administrative and support hub for all doctoral researchers at Westminster. We provide a range of services relating to the academic administration and maintenance of your student record as well as being the main contact for all your Graduate School related issues.
Wellbeing When Writing resources
The Wellbeing When Writing project was run by the Graduate School during 2018–2019. It was based on our sense that the wellbeing of doctoral students was strongly linked to their experience of writing. In response, a series of workshops were held to address the particular demands of each doctoral year. The resources developed can be also used by colleagues across other institutions in developing workshops or materials for their own doctoral students.