Quintin Hogg Trust Scholarship in Westminster Business School, University Of Westminster, UK

Publish Date: Nov 17, 2016

Deadline: Feb 10, 2017


The Quintin Hogg Trust and the University of Westminster Graduate School are pleased to offer three MPhil/PhD Scholarships in Westminster Business School. The Scholarships are open to candidates with a Home or Overseas fee status, and are full-time for three years and include an annual stipend of £16,000 and a 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 Westminster Business School is offering Scholarships within the general field of business and management. These Scholarships are thematically open and we encourage high quality applications in all areas related to business, management, strategy, finance, accounting, economics, leadership, operations management, marketing, strategy and human resources.

We particularly encourage projects that synergise with our established research centres and would welcome applications in the areas of big data; education economics; employment relations; equality, diversity and inclusion; vocational education and training; European construction labour market; climate change and work.

The Westminster Business School is a diverse business school that attracts students and academics from over 150 countries to our central London campus. We specialise in education and research in accounting, finance and economics, business and management, human resource management – HRM, marketing, and education.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 85% of Westminster Business School (WBS) research to be of an internationally recognised (2*) standard, or higher, placing us among the top post-1992 university business schools in the UK. In addition, 40% of our output and impact is rated at 3* or 4* indicating internationally excellent and world leading research quality. A total of 23 staff members were submitted across various disciplines and we are proud of the significant impact that our research has on the academic community and on our society.

We have a strengthening research culture in the school with wide-raging interests in several specialist areas within the general field of business and management. We currently have three Research Centres and two research groups that are developing portfolios of research recognised to be internationally excellent and, in some cases, world leading. Our research attracts funding from leading grant awarding bodies such as the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. We have also developed strong links to various government departments including HM Revenue and Customs, HM Treasury, the Ministry of Defence, the department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office.

Our research seminars draw both external and internal speakers and our research students also benefit from the annual doctoral colloquium where they present their work and receive feedback from senior researchers. We have currently have over 50 doctoral students who have access to their own doctoral facilities in a separate part of the business school. In addition, our doctoral student benefit from extensive doctoral training that is offered at both university and faculty level. Our doctoral researchers are directly taught by our research Professors who provide key insights at critical stages of the doctoral lifecycle.

Entry Requirements

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.

Cambridge Proficiency - Pass

Please note:

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).


5pm on 10 February 2017

How To Apply?

Applications should be made to one of the following MPhil/PhD programmes and you should clearly state that you are applying for a Quintin Hogg Trust Scholarship on your application:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Information Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Development
  • Marketing
  • Consumer Research
  • Business Studies and Strategy

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. If you do not meet the minimum entry criteria your application must be evaluated by a separate University committee before any offer is made. This can lead to substantial delays in your application.
  • Check that the Faculty can provide supervision in your research area. If you haven't done so yet, please review the research areas (access via original web page). 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? If there are no scholarships and you indicate on your application that you are seeking funding your application will most likely be rejected.
  • What documents you will be required to upload with your UKPASS application:
    a) Research proposal of between 2,500 and 3,500 words (six to ten pages) in length. We recommend that you follow our guidance on writing a research proposal (access via original web page). 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) Two 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 researchapplications@westminster.ac.uk or posted to:
    Postgraduate Admissions Office
    University of Westminster
    Cavendish House
    101 New Cavendish Street
    London W1W 6XH

To be considered for the scholarship You have to apply online by visiting the original web page.

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