New students

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

Visit the University's New students pages for general information on how to prepare for your studies and links to the University's student services and resources.

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.

Visit our DRDP page for more details and the programme dates for 2018–19.

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Research degrees

We offer a diverse and highly regarded research degree programme reinforced by our Graduate School.

Contact us

Who to contact in the Graduate School.