Doctoral Programme

Fees and Funding


For details about current self-funding fees for home and international students, following standard study routes, as well as through PhD by Published Works and Distance Learning, please follow the following link


We also offer two annual studentship opportunities for doctoral study at CREAM: 

technē AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships and the Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship. Both studentships welcome applications for Autumn 2022.

Please find details below, and for further information please contact Professor Roshini Kempadoo

technē AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

technē is now welcoming applications for fully-funded studentships across the arts and humanities beginning in autumn 2022.

3.5 years full-time (7 years part-time)

£17,609 per annum stipend full-time (£8,804 per annum part-time)*

The University of Westminster is one of the ten universities that make up the AHRC-funded technē Doctoral Training Partnership. 

technē supports outstanding students pursuing the ‘craft’ of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches across a range of the arts and humanities. For more information on technē and the kinds of projects it funds, please see:

As well as financial support, technē offers a developmental framework for doctoral researchers across the collaborating institutions, with research training, supportive community networks, professional and public engagement opportunities and a space for both independent and collaborative scholarship.

Studentships include maintenance and fees for 3.5 years for a full time student; or 7 years for a part-time student at 50% of the full-time studentship level each year (pro rata if you have already started your PhD).    Studentships are open to students who have already started their doctoral study but they must have at least 50% of the funded period of an AHRC award (usually 18 months full time) remaining at the time they start their scholarship.

International students are eligible to apply for studentships but will be expected to pay the difference between the home and international fee rate themselves (as the studentship will only cover fees at the home rate, plus the stipend).**

Students must comply with the AHRC eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions available on the AHRC’s webpage here:

Entry criteria are normally at least a 2:1 in a relevant first degree and a masters degree. Applications should include a research proposal and all necessary additional documents.

If you would like to be considered for a technē studentship at the University of Westminster you need to apply to the university using the links below. The doctoral programmes at the University of Westminster that are eligible for technē studentships are:

MPhil/PhD Creative Media

MPhil/PhD Film

MPhil/PhD Photography

MPhil/PhD Visual Arts

You must apply for one of these programmes in order to be eligible for a technē studentship. Please make sure you indicate on your application form that you wish to be considered for a technē studentship.

If you are interested in applying for a place at CREAM supported by a technē studentship, and would like further information please contact:

Professor Roshini Kempadoo (Photography, Film, Visual Arts, Creative Media),

The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 3rd December 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 17th January 2022.

If the university decides to nominate your application to technē, it will then be put forward by the university to the technē review panel. The final decision on the allocation of studentships rests with the technē review panel.  Applicants must hold an offer with the University of Westminster before their application can be nominated to technē.

*21/22 UKRI stipend rates

**22/23 home fee rate is £5,520 and the international fee rate is £14,110.  Therefore, international students will be expected to pay the difference between these fee rates themselves – £8,590.

Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship 2022

Details will be released shortly for applications for the Quintin Hogg Trust Doctoral Studentship 2022.

The studentships will consist of:

A fee waiver and an annual stipend of £17,609 (for 21/22, 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/EU fee rate and the Overseas fee rate themselves (for information on fee levels see

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, media archaeology, fashion and moving image) and would welcome in particular applications in the following areas:

Transdisciplinary arts/creative practice and the global south

CREAM is particularly interested in building on current research around environmental questions, propositions and answers as they impact and relate to the global south. 

Arts/creative practice and archives

CREAM is particularly interested in proposals that re-map and re-think past knowledge that reflexively engages with archives as trajectories and counter hegemonic historical discourses for post-COVID-19 and the future. 

*21/22 UKRI stipend rates

**22/23 home fee rate is £5,520 and the international fee rate is £14,110.  Therefore, international students will be expected to pay the difference between these fee rates themselves – £8,590.