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 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 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.
    (For a PhD by Publication, the proposal should be made using the same form, but not exceed 2,000 words.)
    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 demonstrateevidence 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 English Literature P052477 Apply now
MPhil/PhD English Language P052481 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Linguistics P052485 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Visual Culture P052489 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Modern and Applied Languages P052493 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Politics P052497 Apply now
MPhil/PhD History P052505 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Sociology P052505 Apply now
MPhil/PhD Criminology P052513 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. You should only submit a formal application at this stage.

Course title UCAS code Apply now
PhD by Published Work English Literature P052480 Apply now
PhD by Published Work English Language P052484 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Linguistics P052488 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Visual Culture P052492 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Modern and Applied Languages P052496 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Politics P052500 Apply now
PhD by Published Work History P052508 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Sociology P052512 Apply now
PhD by Published Work Criminology P052516 Apply now