We use the national online applications system, UCAS Postgraduate 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 College 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 UCAS Postgraduate 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 UCAS Postgraduate 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 UCAS Postgraduate, 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 UCAS code  Apply now
MPhil/PhD Music P052447 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Creative Media P052451 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Film P052455 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Photography P052459 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Visual Arts P052463 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Media Studies  P052467 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 UCAS code  Apply now
MPhil/PhD Music by Distance Learning  P052448 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Creative Media by Distance Learning P052452 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Film by Distance Learning P052456 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Photography by Distance Learning  P052460 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Visual Arts by Distance Learning P052464  Apply now
MPhil/PhD Media Studies by Distance Learning  P052468 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 College for an informal discussion of your publications. You should only submit a formal application at this stage.

Course title UCAS code  Apply now
PhD by Published Work Music P052450  Apply now
PhD by Published Work Creative Media P052454  Apply now
PhD by Published Work Film P052458 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Photography P052462 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Visual Arts P052466 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Media Studies  P052470 Apply now