How to apply

The CREAM Doctoral programme is part of the University of Westminster’s wider doctoral programme, hosting doctoral researchers across its schools and colleges in a broad range of subject areas, and with close links to its sister organisation, the Communication and Media Research institute (CAMRI) in the School of Media and Communication.

The University’s PhD programme is co-ordinated through Westminster’s Graduate School. The Graduate administers the running of the university doctoral programme and offers a Doctoral Research Development Programme of workshops and seminars to support it.

When thinking about applying to the CREAM doctoral programme, applicants may wish to contact the most appropriate CREAM researchers to support and supervise their research by consulting the profiles of CREAM Researchers under Film and Media, Music and Fashion, Photography and Art and Society. Before contacting a potential supervisor, applicants are advised to consult the online guidelines on how to write a research proposal, which will help to focus and structure their research proposal for consideration.

All applications are made online via UCAS. There are two start dates per year, in September and January. Applicants may apply at any time of year, however they are recommended to apply before 1 May for September or 31 August for January. 

When submitting an application, please note that CREAM research areas relate closely to the PhD research areas of Creative Media, Film, Music, Photography and Visual Arts outlined through the UCAS application portal. For general information on how to apply, modes of study, fees and funding please visit Research Degrees at Westminster.

For further enquiries or queries about the CREAM Doctoral Programme please contact CREAM PhD Co-ordinators Ozlem Koksal, and Julie Marsh,