University of Westminster
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The University serves more than 23,800 students from 132 countries and offers more than five hundred course offerings and a broad range of research study options. These range from Bachelor's degree combinations, and one-year intensively taught Master's degrees. MPhil and PhD degrees are also available in every academic department.
The University of Westminster's headquarters is situated on Regent Street in the West End of London where it has served as a centre for public education for over 170 years. Westminster is recognised as a world leader in Media and Communications, Marketing and Art and Design research as measured by the UK Government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). With annual income of more than £146 million, it has nine top-rated subjects for teaching with a strong performance in languages. There are four internationally renowned research centres in law, linguistics, Asian studies and media studies. Communications, cultural and media studies research at the University is ranked 2nd nationally, and Art and Design Research was judged 6th nationally.
It has the largest scholarship programme of its kind in the UK, with £4.3 million being awarded annually to over 500 students and the University having won the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students in 2005.
The University of Westminster is home to the Diplomatic Academy of London, which operates postgraduate degrees on international politics and diplomacy, the institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, the Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Policy Studies Institute.
In 2002 The University established the Westminster International University in Tashkent at the invitation of the government of Uzbekistan. There are currently plans to develop a campus in Turkey.