PhD scholarships in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster


The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe. Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster is pleased to offer studentships for prospective PhD students, starting in September 2018.

Located in the heart of London, the Department has an active research culture led by the internationally recognised Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), of which the International Eco-Cities Initiative is a part.


  • One fee waiver (Home/EU rate) and £16,000 per year for three years

  • Up to two fee waivers (Home/EU rate) and £5,000 per year for three years


  • Contemporary democratic theory and governance

  • Resilience and sustainability

  • Gender and sexuality

  • Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers

  • Security, violence and international relations

  • Critical international theory