University of Westminster PhD Studentships for autumn 2015

The Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies is pleased to offer two studentships to prospective PhD students to begin in September 2015.

In the UK Government’s REF 2014 assessment of research activity, English at Westminster was ranked 28th out of 89 departments in Britain, with 79% of its work judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent quality. In terms of research publications, English Literature and Language at Westminster was ranked in the top 20 UK departments, with around a third of the work judged to be world leading.

Based in the heart of London, we have a lively research culture consisting of conferences and research seminars, and the work done in our two research centres, the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture ( and the Centre for the Study of Science and the Imagination (

Applications are invited for the following awards for up to three years of full-time study:

One fee waiver (Home/EU rate) and £10,000 per year for three years.

One fee waiver (Home/EU rate) and £5,000 per year for three years.

We are looking for high-quality prospective doctoral students who will contribute to at least one of the following core areas of research in the department:

Ÿ          English Language and Linguistics

Ÿ          Literature and Science

Ÿ          Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

Successful candidates will be expected to carry out a number of hours of duties in the department as part of their training and development.

Eligible candidates will hold at least an upper second class honours degree and a Master’s degree. Candidates whose secondary education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as 7.0 in IELTS (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements). Read more about our entry requirements at

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 May 2015.


Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr Leigh Wilson (

How to apply:

Information on how to apply: