Doctoral Programme

Quintin Hogg Trust Studentships

QUINTIN HOGG TRUST STUDENTSHIPS 2022

The Graduate School at the University of Westminster is very pleased to announce 10 new full PhD studentships funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust to begin in the academic year 2022/23 for a September or January start.

Although the University of Westminster has one of the most diverse student bodies in the UK, with a high percentage of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students, the backgrounds detailed below are the most underrepresented among PhD students (and academics) at the University and nationally. 

Applicants will be ‘home’ students (i.e. will be eligible for home fee status as per the UKCISA guidance available online here) and should come from one of the following backgrounds:

Black (Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, Black or Black British other or Mixed Black or Black British)

Pakistani (Pakistani or Pakistani British, or Pakistani Mixed or Pakistani Mixed British)

Bangladeshi (Bangladeshi or Bangladeshi British, or Bangladeshi Mixed or Bangladeshi Mixed British)

Applications are welcome to all of our Schools, as below. For any queries about any aspect of the application process or informal enquiries about where your research might fit within a School, please contact the relevant School PhD Coordinator (details below).

In our selection of successful applications, we will be looking in particular for the following:

  • Research proposals that fit with one or more of the key themes of our Research Communities (see https://www.westminster.ac.uk/research/communities );
  • Research proposals with strong inter-disciplinary potential;
  • Applications which meet the university’s commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion.

In our selection of successful applications, we will be looking in particular for the following:

  • Research proposals that fit with one or more of the key themes of our Research Communities (see https://www.westminster.ac.uk/research/communities );
  • Research proposals with strong inter-disciplinary potential;
  • Applications which meet the university’s commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The studentships will consist of:

A fee waiver and an annual stipend of £17,609 (21/22 rate, raising each year in line with UKRI increases) for three years.* This includes London weighting.

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 11th February 2022. Interviews will take place online in the week beginning 7th March 2022.

Apply Now – Please submit your application here (and then detail within the application form the programme you wish to be considered for – see School information below).

It is essential you include the title of the studentship in your application i.e. The Quintin Hogg Trust Studentship.

For more information on our entry requirements for research degrees see www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/entry-requirements and on how to apply see www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply.

The information and resources available here www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/thinking-of-doing-a-phd will also provide useful reading to support your application.

For enquiries contact: Dr Lucy Reynolds (l.reynolds02@westminster.ac.uk and Prof. Roshini Kempadoo (r.kempadoo@westminster.ac.uk)

* Minimum full time enrolment before submission is 33 months.  Fee waivers are in place for the three year studentship.  Following that there is a six month no fee period for writing up.  Should a doctoral research student not have submitted by the end of the no fee period then a £1,500 fee is applicable.

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.