The Graduate School at the University of Westminster is very pleased to announce 10 new full PhD studentships funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust to begin in the academic year 2020/21 for a September or January start.

Applications are welcome to all of our schools, as below. For any queries about any aspect of the application process or informal enquiries about where your research might fit within a school, please contact the relevant school PhD coordinator (details below).

The studentships will consist of:

  • A fee waiver and an annual stipend of £17,285 (for 2020/21, raising each year in line with UKRI increases) for three years.* This includes London weighting

Overseas applicants are welcome to apply to any PhD programme. Applicants to some schools may need to make up the fee difference between the Home/EU fee rate and the overseas fee rate themselves. For information on fee levels see the Fees and funding page

Applications should be submitted via UCAS by 5pm on Friday 26 June 2020. Interviews will take place online in the week beginning 13 July.

It is essential that you include the title of the studentship in your application header i.e. The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship.

For more information on our entry requirements for research degrees see the Entry requirements page and on how to apply see the How to apply page.  

The University of Westminster is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

Applications are welcome across our 12 schools:

School of Applied Management

The school would particularly welcome proposals in: Digital Business and Transformation research that assists modern organisations in the complex endeavour of redesigning and architecting their business strategies, processes and services due to the impact of novel digital technologies.

For enquires contact: Dr Elisabeth Michielsens at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now and ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Architecture and Cities

The school welcomes proposals that address any of the school's main areas of expertise: architecture, urban planning, urban design, transport studies and tourism. The school is keen to host projects that explore sustainable cities and the urban environment or those that could be pursued via our innovative PhD by Practice route. We would be particularly interested in applications that build on our expertise in active travel, city tourism, post colonial histories/heritage and diversity in architecture. 

For enquiries contact: Dr Andrew Smith at [email protected].

UCAS application links

Apply now and ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Arts

The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) in the Westminster School of Arts (WSA) welcomes applicants in any of our areas of expertise (photography, experimental media, visual art, music, media archaeology, fashion and moving image) and would welcome in particular applications in the following areas:

Transdisciplinary arts/creative practice and the global south

CREAM is particularly interested in building on current research around environmental questions, propositions and answers as they impact and relate to the global south. 

Arts/creative practice and archives

CREAM is particularly interested in proposals that re-map and re-think past knowledge that reflexively engages with archives as trajectories and counter hegemonic historical discourses for post-COVID-19 and the future. 

For enquiries contact: Dr Lucy Reynolds at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now and ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Computer Science and Engineering

The profiles of our Research Groups, including their research interests, can be found on the School of Computer Science and Engineering page. All applications matching these interests will be considered. This year, the school is particularly focused on applicants whose research can result in real-life impact (e.g. through the use of virtual and mixed reality, or other technical and theoretical means) in the areas of health, wellbeing, sustainable cities, urban environment, arts, communication, culture, diversity and inclusion.

For enquiries contact: Dr Andrzej Tarczynski at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Finance and Accounting

The school particularly welcomes applications in the areas of Capital Markets; Corporate Finance; FinTech and Digital Finance; Risk Management; ICOs; crypto currencies; Strategic Accounting; Corporate Governance.

For enquiries contact: Dr Elisabeth Michielsens at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now and ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Humanities

The school welcomes applications in any areas of the humanities (literature, language, linguistics, visual culture, history), but would particularly encourage projects in the following areas: culture, language and migration; heritage, cultural memory and identity; representations of the future.

For enquiries contact: Dr Helen Glew at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Law

The School of Law has an outstanding reputation as a pioneer in Socio-Legal research including research on the Legal Profession and Legal Education and research in Human Rights and Global Governance. It is also particularly recognised for innovative research in Entertainment Law, Legal Theory, Criminal Justice, Gender, Sexuality and the Law, European Union Law, International Law, Law and Development and Global Justice, Law and Religion, as well as Conflict Resolution, and Law, Ethics and Technology. Potential candidates are encouraged to consult the school’s research staff pages and its research centres and research clusters. All applications matching these interests will be considered. 

For enquiries contact: Dr Stephanie Roberts at [email protected]

UCAS application link

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Life Sciences

The school currently supports research on biopolymers and nanotechnology, obesity, cancer, inflammation, human exercise performance, nutraceuticals, nutrition and global public health, social prescribing, antioxidants and regenerative medicine.

For enquires contact: Dr Emanuela Volpi at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Marketing and Management

The school welcomes in particular applications in the areas of: Interfunctional coordination; Customer orientation of service employees; Customer experience.

For enquiries contact: Dr Elisabeth Michielsens at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Media and Communication

The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) in the school has a long-standing reputation for producing world-leading research. CAMRI welcomes applications which explore the political, economic, social and cultural significance of the media across the globe. CAMRI welcomes applicants from the Global South.

For enquiries contact: Dr Anthony McNicholas at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Organisations, Economy and Society

The school welcomes in particular applications in the areas of: Evidence-based HRM, diversity and inclusion; entrepreneurship; climate change and work; construction labour; 

vocational education and training; labour economics; applied econometrics; policy evaluation.

For enquiries contact: Dr Elisabeth Michielsens at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Social Sciences

The Centre for the Study of Democracy in the school undertakes research across a range of critical social and political challenges. It welcomes applications in the areas of politics, international relations, sociology and criminology.

For enquires contact: Dr Dan Greenwood at [email protected]

UCAS application links

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Psychology in the School of Social Sciences has an active research culture in psychology and neuroscience. We particularly welcome applications in the following areas: stress, health and wellbeing; learning and development; brain, cognition and perception; identity, self and society; forensic and investigative psychology.

For enquiries contact: Dr Kathryn Waddington at [email protected]

UCAS application links

Apply now, ensure you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

* Minimum full time enrolment before submission is 33 months. Fee waivers are in place for the three year studentship. Following that there is a six month no fee period for writing up. Should a doctoral research student not have submitted by the end of the no fee period then a £1,500 fee is applicable.