Research excellence with impact

Research at Westminster furthers our University’s historic mission to enable people from every background to reach their full potential.

At Westminster, researchers ask the questions that expand beyond existing boundaries. Continuing our pioneering past, colleagues and students, thinkers and creators, all come together in our Research Communities, Groups and Centres to look forward, anticipate what’s changing, and embrace the new with energy and imagination.


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Interested in applying for a research degree?

We offer research degrees leading to the award of MPhil, PhD and DProf, in a variety of research areas.

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Our four research communities bring together and build on the work of our many strong, existing research groups and centres

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Groups and centres

Our groups and centres undertake pioneering research in a diverse range of areas. 

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WestminsterResearch is the University of Westminster's institutional repository, containing a record of the research output of the University's academic community, including doctoral theses.

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Graduate School

Developing and sustaining research is a key priority and we support and develop our people accordingly.

Westminster’s Graduate School provides a thriving home for our doctoral researchers and a vibrant researcher development programme benchmarked to national and European standards.

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Researcher support

Find advice relating to Open Access, WestminsterResearch, University of Westminster Press, Research data and the Research and scholarly communications team.

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Research governance

Research governance covers the research framework, research ethics and the college research ethics committee.

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Professor Dando publishes groundbreaking research on real-world implications of aphantasia

16 November 2023


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