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 2021/22 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 University of Westminster has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and is keen on fostering a supportive research, learning and working environment. We especially welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic students and applications which propose projects that engage with the decolonising and diversifying of disciplines and/or the university.

In our selection of successful applications, we will be looking in particular for the following:

  • Research proposals that fit with one or more of the key themes of our Research Communities 
  • Research proposals with strong inter-disciplinary potential
  • Applications which meet the university’s commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The studentships will consist of:

A fee waiver and an annual stipend of £17,285 (20/21 rate, 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 fee rate and the Overseas fee rate themselves (for information on fee levels see our research degrees fees and funding page

Applications should be submitted via UCAS by 5pm on Sunday 31 January 2021. Interviews will take place online in the week beginning 22nd February 2021.

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

You can find more information to help in your application on our entry requirements for research degrees page and our postgraduate how to apply page

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]

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Architecture and Cities

The School of Architecture and Cities welcomes proposals that address any of our main areas of expertise: architecture, urban planning, urban design, transport studies and urban experiences (including tourism and events). The School is keen to host projects that explore sustainable cities and the urban environment, particularly inter-disciplinary projects that explore the links between the built environment, health and well-being. We would welcome applications that build on staff research interests in active travel, city tourism, contested landscapes, post-colonial heritage and diversity in architecture. Alongside conventional theses, the School offers PhDs by Design, and by Practice, and applicants wishing to pursue these routes are also encouraged to apply. 

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

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that 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, transmedia, fashion and moving image). We welcome in particular applications relating to the research activities of the Ceramics Research Centre, The Black Music Research Unit, The Deep Field Project and the Menswear Archive (see cream.ac.uk for details).

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

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that 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 at our School of Computer Science and Engineering research areas 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]

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that 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]

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Humanities

The School welcomes applications in any areas of the humanities (literature, English language, linguistics, visual culture, history, creative writing, languages and area studies), as well as cross-disciplinary projects that combine insights from the humanities with those from other subject areas. We would particularly encourage projects in the areas of culture, ethnicity and migration; heritage, cultural memory and identity; decolonising the humanities.

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

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

Westminster Law School

Westminster Law School has an outstanding reputation as a pioneer in interdisciplinary Socio-Legal research that intersects with the fields of geography, gender sexuality and race, international development and global justice, popular culture, and theory and philosophy, as well as socio-legal research on the legal profession, access to justice and international law. The six research centres and clusters in the School form a vibrant hub of activities in these fields of expertise. Please visit our Westminster Law School research areas page to learn more. For information about research interests of faculty members, potential candidates are encouraged to consult the Westminster Law School’s research staff pages. All applications matching these interests will be considered.

For enquiries contact: Dr Aurora Voiculescu at [email protected]

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Life Sciences 

The School would welcome applications in the following areas of our established research expertise: nutrition, obesity and metabolic disease, physiology, exercise and sports, and nanotechnology. We would be particularly interested in research proposals themed on nutraceuticals and functional foods in the context of human health and the above mentioned research areas.

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

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Management and Marketing

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

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

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that 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]

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that 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; corporate sustainability management.

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

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

School of Social Sciences

Within the School of Social Sciences candidates can pursue a PhD in either Psychology or the Centre for the Study of Democracy

The Centre for the Study of Democracy 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 Conway at [email protected]

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that you include The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship as the title:

Psychology 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 Anna Doering at [email protected]

Apply now via the below links to the UCAS website, ensuring that 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.