Westminster Business School at the University of Westminster is pleased to offer two fee waivers for Home/EU and Overseas for prospective PhD students starting in September 2020.

Located in the heart of London, we have an active research culture to which our well-established doctoral research programme makes a vital contribution.

The School incorporates well-established research programmes in a wide range of disciplines. We welcome applications in the areas of economic development and the Centre for the study of the Production of the Built Environment (PROBE). Research in the Schools across these fields has an international reputation for excellence, as was confirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Applications are invited for the following award(s), which is/are tenable for up to three years for full-time study subject to minimum enrolment periods*:

  • Two fee waivers** (Home/EU and Overseas rate) (from Sept 2020) per year for three years for Westminster Business School

We are looking for high-quality prospective doctoral students who will contribute to at least one of the core areas of research within the School (which can be found on our website). Interdisciplinary applications are particularly welcome. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposal complements existing research activities in Westminster Business School.

Entry requirements and how to apply

Candidates should normally have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their Bachelor Degree or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree. Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency normally defined as IELTS: 6.5 (overall score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).

For admissions enquiries, please contact our PhD Admissions Coordinator Dr Elisabeth Michielsens via email at [email protected].

Read more about our entry requirements.

Please follow the links below to apply for the programme most appropriate to your research. Please note that the programme appears as MPhil on UCAS, however there is an option on the form to request PhD via MPhil, which is the standard route.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1 May, 2020.  Interviews to be held the week commencing 25 May 2020.  Please ensure you include the Studentship title ‘WBS Fee Waiver’.

UCAS application links

* Minimum full time enrolment before submission is 33 months.

** Fee waivers are in place for the three years of study. Following that there is a six month no fee period for writing up. Should a researcher not have submitted by the end of the no fee period then a £1,500 fee is applicable.