Welcome to Westminster's Graduate School.
Congratulations on being offered at a place on our doctoral research programme! Here at Westminster, we pride ourselves on pursuing leading, innovative research in both theory and practice, in Britain and across the world. Our doctoral researchers make an important contribution to these research efforts and play an important role in nurturing a vibrant, high-quality research culture. On its part, the Graduate School is here to support and encourage our doctoral and post-doctoral research community.
On this site, you'll find the key information you need to help you prepare for and begin your research degree programme.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Westminster.
Professor Leigh Wilson
Director, Graduate School
MPhil/PhD enrolment and orientation
MPhil/PhD enrolment and orientation will take place on the following dates in 2018–19:
- If you are starting in September 2018: 20 September 2018
- If you are starting in January 2019: enrolment and orientation date TBC
Doctoral Researcher Development Programme
As a doctoral researcher, once you have attended enrolment and orientation, you will commence your programme of research study and will participate in the University’s Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (DRDP). This is a programme of tailor-made workshops, individual sessions and Personal Development Plan (PDP) activities which will underpin your academic studies and support you in your efforts to reach a timely and successful completion.
The DRDP also provides significant opportunities for you to consider and manage your personal and professional development. The programme is based upon Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework.
The DRDP begins shortly after University and School orientations.