Doctoral research framework

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.

The Graduate School Board has a range of publications that form its institutional framework for its research degree programmes. These are for use by doctoral researchers and their supervisors and will enable them to work effectively through the Annual Progress Reviews as well as inform them of best practice and opportunities for skills and professional development.

To view all of these publications please visit the Research Framework page.

The Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (DRDP) Handbook is updated annually and can be found on our DRDP page along with the workshop dates set out by academic year (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year).


Research framework

Research at Westminster is managed and conducted within a framework of policy, regulation and good practice.

Book pages


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