We use the national online applications system, UKPASS for all research degree applications. To make your application for an MPhil/PhD please work through the following steps.

  1. Check that you meet the entry criteria
  2. Check that the Faculty can provide supervision in your research area. If you have not done so yet, please review the research areas. You will be asked to confirm this in your UKPASS application form.
  3. Consider your funding options – are there any Studentship or Scholarships available to you or will you have to be applying as a self-funded student?
  4. What documents you will be required to upload with your UKPASS application:

    a) Research proposal of between 2,000 and 3,500 words (four to seven pages) in length. We recommend that you follow our guidance on writing a research proposal. Please note we will not be able to consider your application if you do not include your research proposal.

    b) Scanned copies of all your relevant qualification certificates and transcripts (if your award is pending, please upload the transcript of the modules already undertaken).

    c) If your secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, you should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.

    d) 2 academic references. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees and arrange for a reference letter to be provided, whether by upload to UKPASS, emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

    Postgraduate Admissions Office
    University of Westminster
    Cavendish House
    101 New Cavendish Street
    London W1W 6XH
  5. Apply for your MPhil/PhD via the relevant link below:
Course title UKPASS code Apply now
MPhil/PhD Psychology P052402 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology P052415 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy P052419 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Complementary Medicines, Therapies & Well-Being P052423 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Nutrition P052427 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Biotechnology P052431 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Microbiology P052435  Apply now
MPhil/PhD Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry  P052439 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Biology  P052443 Apply now

Distance learning

If you intend to apply for a research degree by distance-learning, you will need to demonstrate that you have appropriate local support for the duration of registration – please refer to the information on our distance learning page.

Course title  UKPASS code Apply now
MPhil/PhD Psychology by Distance Learning P052403 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology by Distance Learning P052416 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy by Distance Learning  P052420 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Complementary Medicines, Therapies & Well-Being by Distance Learning P052424  Apply now
MPhil/PhD Nutrition by Distance Learning P052428 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Biotechnology by Distance Learning P052432 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Microbiology by Distance Learning P052436 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry by Distance Learning P052440 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Biology by Distance Learning P052444 Apply now

PhD by published work

If you intend to apply for PhD by Published Work please refer to the information on our PhD by published work page as the application process differs from the normal MPhil/PhD. Before applying, you should first make contact with the relevant academic or relevant Faculty for an informal discussion of your publications; only at this stage should you then submit a formal application.

Course title   UKPASS code Apply now
PhD by Published Work Psychology   P052405 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology P052418 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy P052422 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Complementary Medicines, Therapies & Well-Being P052426 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Nutrition  P052430 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Biotechnology  P052434 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Microbiology P052438 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry P052442 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Biology P052446 Apply now