The University of Westminster Graduate School is pleased to offer five MPhil/PhD Scholarships in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
The University of Westminster Graduate School is pleased to offer five MPhil/PhD Scholarships in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. The Scholarships are open to candidates with a Home fee status, and are full-time for three years and include an annual stipend of £16,000 and a Home fee waiver starting in September 2017. As part of the Scholarship candidates will be required to undertake up to six hours teaching per week.
The Faculty of the Social Sciences and Humanities is home to a broad and lively research culture. Situated in the heart of London and with over a 100 current research students, we are committed to stimulating and supporting world-class innovative research across our full range of subject areas. The Scholarships will be awarded to candidates:
- with an outstanding record of academic achievement
- whose proposals indicate excellent projects of great originality
- whose proposals fit with and promise to enhance our research culture
Scholarships are available in Westminster Law School, which has an outstanding reputation as a pioneer in Socio-Legal research, the Legal Profession and Legal Education, and Entertainment Law, and is particularly well known for its cutting-edge research in Legal Theory, International Law, Criminal Justice, and European Union Law.
All applications are assessed on an individual basis and in some cases the University may require you to meet higher entry requirements than the minimums outlined below.
MPhil/PhD applicants should normally have:
- A minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent
- And preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending)
- 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:
|English language test||Minimum entry requirement|
|IELTS||6.5 (overall band score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements)|
|TOEFL (Internet Based)||No longer accepted. Certificates issued before 17 April 2014 with scores of 91 may be accepted, please check with your admissions office.|
|TOEFL (Paper Based)||No longer accepted. Certificates issued before 17 April 2014 with scores of 570 may be accepted, please check with your admissions office.|
Applicants to the Westminster Law School are expected to have passed their LLM or MA with merit or distinction with 65% or above in their dissertation and to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.
Applicants to Westminster Exchange are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.
Applicants to English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements).
If you have not previously studied in the UK you can find out about qualification equivalencies on our country pages.
What should I do next?
- How will you fund your programme?
- Do we cover your proposed area of research and is there a supervisory team available?
Then, if you do decide to proceed, you will need to apply via UKPASS, the UK online applications system.
HOW TO APPLY
We use the national online applications system, UKPASS for all research degree applications. To make your application for an MPhil/PhD please work through the following steps:
- Check that you meet the entry criteria
- 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 UKPASS application form.
- 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?
- What documents you will be required to upload with your UKPASS 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 UKPASS, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
University of Westminster
101 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6XH
- Apply for your MPhil/PhD via the relevant link below:
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; only at this stage should you then submit a formal application.
To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.
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