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

£20,622 per annum stipend full-time (£10,311 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:

Dr Ozlem Koksal, and Dr Julie Marsh,

The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 1st December 2023.

Interviews will be held week commencing 15th January 2024.

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.

*23/24 UKRI stipend rates

**23/24 home fee rate is £5,800 and the international fee rate is £15,450.  Therefore, international students will be expected to pay the difference between these fee rates themselves – £9,650.

Please see for further information.