研究型硕士/博士课程

什么是研究型硕士MPhil和博士PhD?:MPhil和PhD课程都是在专业指导老师团队的带领下进行独立的研究课题,培养行业通用的研究技能,所不同的是MPhil研究课题广度比PhD小,所学时长短,更重要的差别是MPhil的研究不会创造出该领域的新知识,而PhD则注重在该领域的创新性的贡献,所以尽管MPhil也可以作为独立授予的学位,但是更多的是作为进行PhD深造的起始。

What is an MPhil? Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil is a programme of independent, self-directed research reviewing or surveying and collating and evaluating existing knowledge in an approved topic and presenting the findings in a thesis for examination including a viva. Like the PhD, the MPhil develops your research and generic skills and is pursued under the guidance of a team of expert supervisors. It differs from the PhD in that it is a smaller scale of work, conducted over a shorter period of time and does not create new knowledge in the field. The MPhil can be taken as a separate, target award, but most commonly forms the initial stage of study within a linked MPhil/PhD programme, where the registration is upgraded to PhD once it is established that the work has the potential for an original contribution to knowledge.

Attendance ModeNumber of hours per weekMaximum length of programmeStart dates
Full timeAt least 35 hours a weekYour programme of research should be completed within 36 monthsSeptember  January
Part time (Home students only)At least 15 hours a weekYour programme of research should be completed within 60 monthsSeptember  January

What is a PhD?Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research, supported by a team of supervisors, that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a thesis. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting.

Attendance ModeNumber of hours per weekMaximum length of programmeStart dates
Full timeAt least 35 hours a weekFour yearsSeptember  January
Part time(Home students only)At least 15 hours a weekEight yearsSeptember  January
PhD by Published WorkBy arrangement with the supervisory teamTwo YearsSeptember  January
Distance learning:
Part-time
Full-time
at least 15 hours per week
at least 36 hours per week
Eight years
Four years
September and January

DProf studyProfessional Doctorate (DProf)

Professional Doctorate programmes allow professionals to undertake a programme of research contributing to the advancement of professional practice. They are part-time programmes which enable candidates to undertake a practice-based project in their area of professional practice. They typically comprise taught elements in preparation for the identification and execution of a major independent project of research and seek to develop and deepen the candidate’s professional practice and to make an original contribution to practice.
We currently offer Professional Doctorates in the following area:
Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/research-degrees

MPhil/PhD的入学要求:申请MPhil和PhD通常的最低要求为英国大学2.1等级的学士学位或者相当的水平,尽管通常仅录取获得或者即将获得硕士学位的申请人,针对基础教育为非英语教学的国际学生,还需要进行英语测试,雅思最低要求为总分6.5(4个单项不低于6.0)。请注意这是最低要求,大学可能会根据具体情况要求更高的分数。

All applications are assessed on an individual basis and in some cases the University may require you to meet higher entry requirements than the minimums outlined below.

MPhil/PhD applicants should normally have:

  • A minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent

  • And preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending)

  • Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as:

English language testMinimum entry requirement
IELTS6.5 (overall band score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements)

Please note:

Applicants to the Westminster Law School are expected to have passed their LLM or MA with merit or distinction with 65% or above in their dissertation and to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.

Applicants to Westminster Exchange are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.

Applicants to English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements).

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply/entry-requirements

When to apply 何时申请

  • You may apply at any time of the year.

  • You may start your Research Degree in either January or September.

  • You are encouraged to contact us to discuss the availability of supervision, before you make a formal application as this can lead to a quicker decision.

  • The assessment of your suitability and the availability of supervision can take some time, typically between two and three months from submission of your application.

  • We encourage you to observe the ‘apply by’ dates in the table below. These are the latest dates by which we can guarantee you will have enough time to complete all the pre arrival stages in time for your preferred start date.

  • If you are an overseas applicant, we advise you to apply well in advance of your preferred start date as the Tier 4 Student Visa application process can be very lengthy.

  • If you do miss the relevant ‘apply by’ date we will do our best to process your application in time, but you may have to consider a later starting date.

The recommended ‘apply by’ dates to ensure you to meet your preferred start date are listed in the table below.

Your preferred start dateRecommended ‘apply by’ date if you are an Overseas applicant requiring a Tier 4 Student VisaRecommended ‘apply by’ date if you are a Home applicant
September 201926 April 201914 June 2019
January 202030 August 201927 September 2019

何时申请及如何申请:MPhil和PhD课程每年1月和9月均有开课,申请人可以在每年的任何时间申请,但是强烈建议在确认有位置后再进行正式的申请,并且下面表格中申请截止日期为建议的最晚申请日期。并且我们不接受纸质的申请,所有申请均需要通过UKPass系统在线提交,在英文官网的Research Areas链接确认所申请的专业课程后直接点击在线申请即可。https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply-for-a-research-degree

How to apply 如何申请

We use the national online applications system, UKPASS for all research degree applications.  To make your application for an MPhil/PhD please work through the following steps:
1. Check that you meet the entry criteria
2. Check that the Faculty can provide supervision in your research area. If you have not done so yet, please review the research areas. You will be asked to confirm this in your UKPASS application form.
3. Consider your funding options – are there any Studentship or Scholarships available to you or will you have to be applying as a self-funded student?
4. What documents you will be required to upload with your UKPASS application:
a) Research proposal of between 2,000 and 3,500 words (four to seven pages) in length. We recommend that you follow our guidance on writing a research proposal. Please note we will not be able to consider your application if you do not include your research proposal.
b) Scanned copies of all your relevant qualification certificates and transcripts (if your award is pending, please upload the transcript of the modules already undertaken).
c) If your secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, you should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
d) 2 academic references. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees and arrange for a reference letter to be provided, whether by upload to UKPASS, emailed to researchapplications@westminster.ac.uk or posted to:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
University of Westminster
Cavendish House
101 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6XH
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas

学费,助学金和奖学金:除学费外,我们的科学技术学院的课程还需要交纳一定数量的“板凳费”(从1000英镑-10000英镑不等),可是大学的一些资金可以用来作为助学金提供(通常只提供给9月入学的学生),并且我们的电子和计算机学院和生命科学学院也提供给国际学生奖学金可以申请。威斯敏斯特大学的校友可以获得10-15%不等的学费折扣

Fees for 2019-20   2019-20 学年学费

 Home (UK and EU) per annumOverseas per annum
Full-time£5,200£13,300 (If you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study in the UK you will need to apply for a full-time course.)
Part-time£2,600£6,650 (If you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study in the UK you will need to apply for a full-time course.)
PhD by Published Work£2,600£6,650
Distance Learning full-time
only available to non-UK domicile
£4,327£12,500
Distance Learning part-time
only available to non-UK domicile
£2,100£6,650
Professional Doctorate£3,100£6,200
Writing up£1,500£1,500
Resubmission£1,500£1,500
*All fees are expected to increase annually by 3 per cent to 5 per cent.

Bench fees 板凳费

If you are applying to the Faculty of Science and Technology you may be required to pay bench fees in addition to the fees outlined above. Bench fees can vary from £1,000 to £10,000 and you will be informed of any bench fees you will be required to pay at the time of offer.

Funding 资金

Before applying, you should consider carefully how you will finance your studies for the duration of your programme, including fees and living costs.
Some University funding may be available from time to time in the form of studentships and you will need to apply on a competitive basis for these when they are advertised. If funding is available it is usually for September entry only. For further information please visit our University funded studentships pages

Living costs 伦敦的生活费用

If you have not lived in the UK before, you can find details on the cost of living in London here. Living in London

Alumni Discount 校友折扣

If you are an alumnus of the University of Westminster you may be eligible for an Alumni Discount. Alumni Discount

研究领域:申请MPhil/PhD的课程首要的一步就是找到最感兴趣并适合研究领域, 以下可以是威斯敏斯特大学的各个学院不同的研究领域,无论选择哪个领域的研究,最重要的还需要撰写2000-3500字(大约4-7页)的Research Proposal,关于如何写Research Proposal我们有以下提示和要求

How long should my research proposal be?
It should be 2000-3500 words (4-7 pages) long.
What should be included in my research proposal?
Your proposal should include the following:
1. Title
• Your title should give a clear indication of your proposed research approach or key question
2. Background and rationale
You should include:
• the background and issues of your proposed research
• identify your discipline
• a short literature review
• a summary of key debates and developments in the field
3. Research question(s)
You should formulate these clearly, giving an explanation as to what problems and issues are to be explored and why they are worth exploring
Research methodology
You should provide an outline of:
• the theoretical resources to be drawn on
• the research approach (theoretical framework)
• the research methods appropriate for the proposed research
• a discussion of advantages as well as limits of particular approaches and methods
5. Plan of work & time schedule
You should include an outline of the various stages and corresponding time lines for developing and implementing the research, including writing up your thesis.
For full-time study your research should be completed within three years, with writing up completed in the fourth year of registration.
For part-time study your research should be completed within six years, with writing up completed by the eighth year.
6. Bibliography
You should include:
• a list of references to key articles and texts discussed within your research proposal
• a selection of sources appropriate to the proposed research
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/entry-requirements/how-to-write-your-research-proposal

Research Areas

Architecture and the Built Environment 建筑与环境建设方向

Business 商科方向

Electronics and Computer Science 电子与计算机科学方向

Law 法律方向

Life Sciences 生命科学方向

Media, Arts and Design 传媒及艺术设计方向

Social Sciences and Humanities 社会科学与人文方向